eMed Lab of Department of Health Technologies of TalTech contains researchers with leading e-health and e-government expertise, where some world leading internet solution are being created and implemented in practice. EMed Lab personnel played the lead and essential role in creating Estonian nation-wide Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform which opened up new dimensions in the research of shared databases and modern shared workflows in health care environments. Estonian HIE is functional since 2008 and evolves with great success since then.
eMed Lab will contribute to the project by providing Estonian Health Information System (EHIS) description using socio-technical framework, by conducting research about adoption patterns and current usage of EHIS, and by developing and piloting prototypes of new applications.
Peeter Ross, MD, PhD is the head of E-Med Lab and a co-founder of Health Care Technology master’s program in Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech). He is one of the founding fathers of the Estonian e-health and holds a radiologists position in East Tallinn Central Hospital (ETCH). He is the founder and CEO of radiology and e-health consulting company SMIS International Ltd and e-health consultant in the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Dr. Ross has previously worked as a Director of R&D in ETCH, been a member of the supervisory board of the Estonian E-Health Foundation and Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Peeter is responsible for research and teaching healthcare innovation and use of digital applications in health domain. He has participated actively in designing and implementation of Estonian nation-wide Health Information System. He has also been involved in several EU funded e-health projects.
Hedvig Soone has a Master´s degree in Healthcare Technology from Tallinn University of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from University of Tartu. She has clinical work experience working as a physiotherapist in East Tallinn Central Hospital. In addition, she has worked together with West Tallinn Central Hospital in Estonian Health Insurance Fund’s Stroke Patient Pathway Development Project, where she tested a new intervention to support patient self management already in acute phase of stroke care. Now she is working in Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) for the E-Med Lab as a project manager in NORDeHEALTH.
Kerli Luks is a medical practitioner, who has a Degree in Medicine (M.D.) from University of Tartu. She did part of her clinical practice in St. Marien-Hospital in Hamm, Germany. She has worked as a general practioner in different medical centers and 4 years as an emergency medicine doctor in Finland. In addition she has experience in telemedicine, in particular, in the field of teleradiology. She is currently working at Tallinn University of Technology (Taltech) in the NORDeHEALTH project as a healthcare specialist.