Experts from Tallinn University of Technology are participating in The World Bank E-Health Project for Mongolia
The E-Health Project for Mongolia aims to support the Government of Mongolia's efforts to utilize public sector resources more effectively in the health sector. The project will help the government to set up a health information exchange platform to share medical information among healthcare providers, patients and health administrators. 
From Tallinn University of Technology, two experts are also participating in the project – professor Peeter Ross and e-health expert Janek Metsallik. Both of them are from the Department of Health Technologies. Mr Metsallik is currently staying in Mongolia and shares his experience.
“In Mongolia, the health data exchange is set up only for gathering statistics” Mr Metsallik comments. “Almost every health care provider has a possibility to fill in nationally required forms. Still, not all the forms that are in use are up to date and in some places paper reporting is in use. Some regions are also struggling with access to computers and Internet connection. Overall the level of statistical reporting is good” he adds.
According to Mr Metsallik, exchanging health data between actors is still limited. He elaborates: “in some regions, hospitals, clinics and primary care facilities are using shared system to exchange data and some specialities have e-consultation platforms. Those platforms allow health care providers to exchange data and images.”
Source: Ministry of Health in Mongolia
While explaining his own role in the project he says: “my task is to consult my colleagues in Mongolia to develop and synchronize e-health and e-governance architecture. This means simultaneously leading change management in many different aspects like legal issues, processes, data standards, infrastructure, service management, tenders etc. I am working together with the e-Health project team to help them to become a National Health Informatics Centre (NHIC)”
The project launched in 2014 and lasts until 2020, but how could the situation be in Mongolia five years from now? Mr Metsallik formulates the vision as follows: “our aim is that in 2022 Mongolia has national data and image exchange systems, e-referral is operating and citizens can have access to their health data online.”
1) The World Bank, E-Health Project