DIGIMPACT

DIGIMPACT i.e. The Development of a Methodolgy for Assessing the Influences of the Electronic Healthcare Message Exchange System in Estonia

GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION

Applicant: Estonian eHealth Foundation
Partners: Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia and the Estonian Health Insurance Fund
Project period: 01.09.2008-30.04.2010
Project's budget: 2 250 000 EEK

The project is financed (90%) from the European Social Fund (EU Structural Fund period 2007-2013) in the framework of Operational Programme for Human Resource Development under priority of the National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013 – "Enhancing administrative capacity."

Sub-measure: Developing strategic leadership capacity

    The project has the following goals:
  • Developing indicators to evaluate the impact of implementing the Estonian Health Information System
  • Validation of methodology to evaluate the impact of the Health Information System based on the first results after its implementation
  • Developing policy recommendations for different stakeholders of health care sector in order to develop and efficiently use the electronic message-exchange system.

PROJECT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT WORK

The research & development work of the project is carried out by PRAXIS Centre for Policy Studies, Institute of Clinical Medicine of Tallinn University of Technology, and Estonian eHealth Foundation.

PROJECT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT RELATED ACTIVITIES

The research & development work of the project is carried out by PRAXIS Centre for Policy Studies, Institute of Clinical Medicine of Tallinn University of Technology, and Estonian eHealth Foundation. The research & development work of the project is lead by the PRAXIS Centre for Policy Studies.

    The analysis to evaluate the impact of eHealth will be carried out in four phases within the framework of the research & development work:
  1. Development of methodology
  2. Analysis of estimated impact
  3. Pilot analysis of Health Information System's first results
  4. Developing policy recommendations
    The project's research & development team includes following experts:
  • Ain Aaviksoo, MD, Mph, PRAXIS Centre for Policy Studies
  • Janek Saluse, PRAXIS Centre for Policy Studies
  • Gerli Paat, PRAXIS Centre for Policy Studies
  • Ruth Sepper, MD, Phd, Institute of Clinical Medicine of Tallinn University of Technology
  • Hanna Pohjonen, Phd (Tech) Institute of Clinical Medicine of Tallinn University of Technology
    Peeter Ross, MD, Institute of Clinical Medicine of Tallinn University of Technology
    Kaia Enni, MD, Estonian eHealth Foundation
  • Lea Avango, Estonian eHealth Foundation
  • Madis Tiik, MD, Estonian eHealth Foundation

CONTACT:

Monika Tartu
Project Manager
monika at e-tervis.ee