Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech)

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.

Barbara Haage has a Master´s Degree in Social Sciences and child protection (Tallinn University) and a Master´s Degree in Change Management in Society (Tartu University). She has extensive experience in working for child and family welfare at a local level (child protection in local governments) and on a national level as Head of Prevention for the Estonian Social Insurance Board. She has also worked in an NGO where she was involved with several projects e.g. Child Helpline 116 111, Missing Children Hotline 116 000, Safer Internet. Projects were funded by the EU Commission and the Estonian Government. In addition she has worked in private sector for a Startup called CallMidwife.com where she and the team managed to win numerous prizes and awards such as The best Act of the year in Midwifery, second place in national entrepreneurship competition and second place in Next-Gen Baby Box QuickFire Challenge at the Slush event.  Now she is working in Tallinn University of Tecnhology (TalTech) for the E-Med Lab and 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.

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