Professors and lecturers from Tallinn University of Technology participated in important eHealth events in Estonia
In the middle of October, two big eHealth events took place in Estonia. The events brought together many high-level politicians, experts, leaders and researchers all over the world. Among them were many TTÜ professors and lecturers.
eHealth Tallinn 2017
European healthcare IT leaders and professionals gathered in Tallinn from 16-18 October 2017 to address how digital technologies and the wider use of health data are changing our lives and the ways of healthcare. The event was called: “Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health” and it focused on three main topics:
1) building citizen-driven demand in eHealth;
2) eHealth supporting the value driven and sustainable health and social services;
3) eHealth as a driver of innovation and economic development. 
For more information visit the conference web page http://www.ehealthtallinn2017.ee.
The conference had many educational sessions and interactive workshops. Representing TTÜ School of Information Technologies, Department of Software Science researcher Jaan Priisalu gave a presentation in the session „Blockchain: Unleashing the Power of Free-Flowing Data“. In another session, „Moving toward Outcomes-Based Healthcare Thanks to Digital“, senior lecturer dr. Madis Tiik (in the picture) from the Department of Health Technologies shared his strong belief that the health data belongs to the individual. This opinion was also supported by the President of the Republic, Kersti Kaljulaid, in her speech at the end of the conference.
Taking advantage of this big conference taking place so close, many Health Care Technology master’s program students and alumni were participating in the conference. Many other speakers were also familiar to the students, for example Deputy Secretary General on E-services Development and Innovation Ain Aaviksoo and CEO of the teledermatology company Dermtest Priit Kruus, who are both guest lecturers in Health Care Technology master’s program.
The conference social media ambassador Danielle Siarri also tweeted a live broadcast with one of Health Care Technology students, Michael Anywar, which can be re-watched by clicking here.
ScanBalt Forum 2017
This years ScanBalt Forum took place on the 18th of October in Tallinn. ScanBalt is Northern Europe’s leading accelerator for inter-regional cooperation envisioning the region as a global hotspot for health and bio economy. The Forum this year paid special attention to digital technologies and health data in a Baltic Sea region cross-border perspective, commercialization and how to integrate entrepreneurship in education and export of educational methods. For more information about the organization, visit their homepage http://scanbalt.org/. 
The third session “Entrepreneurship and education in HealthCare – Export of knowledge” was chaired by TTÜ eMed Lab head professor Peeter Ross. In the same session, Anna-Lena Pohl from Hochschule Flensburg presented a new project BaltCityPrevention: Prevention intervention planning. Tallinn University of Technology is also one partner of the project.
1) eHealth Tallinn conference web page http://www.ehealthtallinn2017.ee, 19.10.2017
2) ScanBalt ettevõtlusklubi koduleht http://scanbalt.org/, 19.10.2017