EDUCATION
  • Tartu University, Medical Doctor, 1996

  • Tartu University, Family Doctor, 2000

  • Nordic School of Public Health (Sweden) - Diploma in Public Health, 2003 

  • Estonian Business School, ICT Management, 2001-2003

  • Tallinn University of Technology, PhD  (Healthcare Engineering) 2012

  • Scripps Translational Science Institute (San Diego, USA), Digital Medicine intern, 2014-2015


CAREER
  • Family doctor 1998-

  • Estonian Society of Family Doctors, Chairman 2001-2008.

  • Estonian eHealth Foundation (EEHF), Board member, 2005-2007

  • Terviseagentuur OÜ, CEO, Owner, 2006-…

  • Estonian eHealth Foundation, CEO, 2007-2011

  • EU eHealth Task Force group, Scientific adviser of the President of the Estonia. Preparing report for EU Commission, how to improve ehealth after 2020. 2011-2012

  • Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), Project Manager in Institute of Clinical Medicine, 2011-…

  • Sitra (Finnish innovation fund), Senior Adviser, 2012-2014; 2015-…


EXPERIENCES

PARTICIPATION IN HEALTHCARE ICT PROJECTS DURING THE LAST 20 YEARS

  • Describing software functionalities for GP-s (1993)

  • Telemedicine project BitNet (1999-2001)

  • Family doctors advice line 1220 (2002-2004)

  • Nation-wide HIE project (2005-2011)

  • Digimpact study (2008-2010)

  • eMedic – developing practices for teleconsultation and diabetes (2011-2013)

  • Developing Healthcare Technology master program at TUT

  • Sitra projects: Introducing X road to Finland; Virtual clinic concept; Service operator ISaacus; Developing new innovative payment and care delivery models to Finland


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN PRIMARY CARE

  • As Chairman of Estonian Society of Family Doctors implemented successfully a financing model, quality system and interactive training environment for family doctors

  • As Chairman of Estonian Society of Family Doctors implemented successfully a nationwide family doctors advice line

  • Founded and managing a company (Terviseagentuur OÜ) that provides primary healthcare services in 30+ locations; 40+ workers, revenue over 1 million €


NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN HEALTHCARE ICT

  • As CEO of EEHF implemented successfully nationwide Healthcare Information Exchange platform, nationwide E-prescription and nationwide Patient Portal.

  • Have presented in 100+ conferences and events and consultated 100+ companies and several countries in the healthcare topics

  • Former advisor of the President of Estonia in digital health area

  • Helped to start a Healthcare Technology masters program.

  • Co-author of an international e-health textbook (to be published)

  • As Senior Advisor in Sitra executed successfully several large scale projects