Dr. Peeter Ross, MD, PhD, is a professor of e-health and the head of eMedLab of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. Peeter also holds a radiologist’s position in East Tallinn Central Hospital. He is the founder and board member of the e-health and radiology consulting company SMIS International OÜ, and the company SafeToAct OÜ, which develops and manufactures simulation phantoms for interventional radiology training. He is also a short-term consultant to The World Bank, Asian Development Bank and German Development Bank KfW. Dr. Ross has previously been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian E-Health Foundation and Estonian Health Insurance Fund.
Peeter has advised on the design and implementation of large-scale e-health projects in more than 15 countries around the world and has been involved in several EU funded health care innovation projects. His areas of expertise are health care and social care policy implementation, innovation and use of digital applications in health domain, and the use of e-services in diagnostic and treatment processes in health care. As a professor of e-health at TalTech, prof. Ross is responsible for research and education in health care innovation and change management through digital applications.
Peeter has actively participated in the design and implementation of Estonian nation-wide Health Information System. Dr. Ross holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Engineering from TalTech, and Medical Doctor degree with specialization in radiology from the University of Tartu, Estonia. He also studied radiology at the University of Oulu in Finland and at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington D.C., USA, as well as health care management at INSEAD, France.
During RW2021 Prof. Ross wil give a talk about the academic perspectives of e-health and the 10+ years of experience of running international e-health and innovation master’s program (Health Care Technology) in Tallinn University of Technology.