During the next meeting of DELab UW seminar series we looked at the issue of dataification and building digital public services on the example of Estonia.
During the seminar, Weronika Przecherska analyzed the factors that favor the construction of digital public services and dataification (e.g., clarity of the legal framework), the barriers to their development (e.g., lack of e‑identification tools), and the benefits of using data. She also presented research findings on Estonia, a digital leader in public services. What solutions are used in this country and what are the reasons for its success in digitising public services in the area of health care? Watch the recording of the seminar.
The development of new technologies brings two key challenges to state institutions. First, building the tools of digital government. Secondly, using the data collected and using it to improve public policies – including those in the area of health care.
Harnessing the power of digital tools and growing amounts of data will be one of the answers to emerging challenges in the health sector, such as pandemics, inequitable access to services, and inefficient and costly public programs. However, the capabilities of European countries in this regard vary.