Multi-talented Professionals on a Mission to Rationalize Medication
The team developing Causalus consists of experienced professionals in the fields of healthcare, IT, and product and service development. Our team is a combination of decades of involvement in clinical healthcare work and know-how in business and product development.
MANAGEMENT TEAM
PAULI PUIRAVA
SIRKKU KARINEN
PANU ENGELVUORI
WINTOM ZECARIAS
CEO
Pharmacist
CTO
PhD (Med) & MSc (CS)
COO
MSc (Econ.)
CCO
Social sciences
Experienced instructor and clinical pharmacy expert with a passion for safe medication for everyone.
Agile software developer equipped with solid scientific thinking. Responsible for the technology behind Causalus.
Solution-oriented product developer. Responsible for the Causalus quality management system.
Visionary with an astonishing contact network from clients to partners and investors.
SALES
MERJA LAAKSONEN
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Key account manager
MJD
Our new colleague
Long-standing expertise in managing key accounts. Responsible for nurturing current key relationships and acquiring new clients.
We are constantly looking for new talent, especially to our Business Development, Sales and Marketing functions. Don't hesitate, send an open application to panu@causalus.com!
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It All Started with One Question
It all started with one question: How could rational medication be provided for as many elderly people as possible?

Pauli Puirava grew up in a pharmacist family, and the opportunities and challenges of medication sparked his interested in early age - his career plans were clear. When Pauli graduated, he was not intrigued by the traditional pharmacist work behind the counter, instead, he was more interested in field work. The desire for field work had emerged during a study trip to England where Pauli got inspired by the local practices.

In England, Pauli was introduced with a model, in which each ward had its own pharmacist. With the help of multi-professional cooperation the medication of patients had been optimized to the ideal level. This experience strengthened his will to get a competence in structured medication reviews in Finland.

Pauli began medication reviews in nursing homes - with a great success. In many nursing homes, his visits were eagerly anticipated due to the remarkable results in the everyday life of the patients. The condition of residents improved, resources were saved, and medication costs decreased.

Pauli had been performing medication reviews in nursing homes since 2009 - over a decade, and the meaningful work for improving the quality of life of nursing home residents got him wondering how safe and efficient medication could be provided for elderly patients regardless the size of the care unit.
Inspired by the idea, Pauli began envisioning a digital tool, with which medication monitoring and reviewing would be continuous, ensuring smooth multi-professional cooperation. The idea of the tool was first introduced to professor and geriatrician Jouko Laurila. Soon, the team was reinforced by researchers, programming gurus, and business administration professionals who decided to pursue this important objective together.
We want to provide access to a Finnish medication review and monitoring service for everyone, so that no one needs to suffer from ineffective medication or adverse effects for no reason.
Today, the dream of one man, is the dream of our entire team. We want to provide access to a Finnish medication review and monitoring service for everyone, so that no one needs to suffer from ineffective medication or adverse effects for no reason.
PAULI PUIRAVA IN MEDIA
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