Population ageing poses profound challenges to healthcare models around Europe. Digital innovations are recognised as a key in today’s healthcare to address patients’ needs and remain effective in the face of rising costs and shrinking resources. The use of new technologies is transforming our approach to health and care. Both Estonia and Scotland have been in the forefront in developing rich eHealth ecosystem that covers local and national needs. This seminar, organised by the Estonian Embassy to the UK in cooperation with the Scottish Government and European Commission Office in Scotland, is aimed at the sharing of knowledge, experience and best practices.
9.15am – Registration and coffee
9:30am – Welcome by H.E. Tiina Intelmann, Estonian Ambassador to the UK and Graham Blythe, head of European Commission office in Scotland
9:40am – Scottish approach to eHealth by Graham Gault, Scottish Government Deputy Director for eHealth
10:00am – Estonian eHealth System by Artur Novek, Implementation Manager and Architect
- Real-life demo of Estonian Patient portal;
- Building blocks of Estonian information infrastructure based on unified digital identity and unified digital solutions;
- Connecting various healthcare providers from private and public sector to one countrywide eHealth platform; services running on top of the platform;
- Application of policy and technical solutions to ensure the security of health data and the protection of patients’ privacy;
- Acceptance of countrywide eHealth platform;
- How much did it cost?
- What’s next?
10:50am – Wrap up by Peter Ferry, Commercial Director of Wallet.Services and Estonian Honorary Consul in Edinburgh
- Delivering joined-up digital services for citizens health and life;
- Scotland and Estonia partnerships;
- Thanks and summary remarks
11.00am – Networking buffet lunch