eHealth in Estonia

Key figures



 6.7% of the GDP

on health expenditure


of data generated by hospitals and physicians are digitized

A centrally governed country

Hospitals are public and the state finances hospital care. General practitioners are the first point of entry to the health system. 
The health system is financed by social insurance contributions. A single health insurance fund is responsible for the supply of the health system for 95% of the population.

Meeting the ambassadors

Kristel-Amelie Aimre, Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Estonian Embassy in France.

Pioneer in eHealth technology

The X-Road infrastructure allows data to be exchanged between the different information systems of the country’s public and private sectors. This system provides an overview of all activities and flows in the ecosystem. It has facilitated the digitization of 99% of Estonian public services, including health services. Nearly 100% of Estonian residents have a digital medical record, almost all prescriptions are digitized, and an online consultation service facilitates collaboration between general practitioners and specialists.

How do you access the Estonian market?

1. Obtain the support of Entreprise Estonia

The steps to enter the Estonian market are available on the website of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Enterprise Estonia is the public institution responsible for supporting economic development. It has various services to help with market awareness, market access, bureaucratic aspects, and all about how to properly establish a company and integrate it into the local ecosystem.

2. Get in touch with Connected Health, the digital health innovation center

The main eHealth innovation center is the Connected Health cluster, managed by Tallinn Tehnopol. It offers an incubator for start-ups as well as access to clinical trial facilities.
Healthfounders is a health economy accelerator that aims to support 100 eHealth companies over the next 10 years.

3. Obtain reimbursement with the Tervisekassa Health Insurance Fund

Tervisekassa is the sole purchaser of healthcare services. It is supplied from a decentralized network of service providers.
Digital therapies are not yet reimbursed in Estonia.

Training courses

Universities and their groups that offer training and support for digital health innovations