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e-Estonia Live: Act fast and in sync to tackle the crisis

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The e-Estonia Live webinar series is hosted weekly on our e-Estonia Facebook page, where we connect with Estonian state experts and company representatives to discuss current issues and the developments within e-Estonia.

In our latest webinar, we examine some of the digital solutions and partnerships developed and implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. Navigating this topic is Digital Transformation Adviser Anett Numa –  who was joined by two guests who came to share their firsthand experience and gave some great advice along the way.

First up was Kert Pütsepp, Co-Founder of MASC –  a startup born out of the Global Hack hackathon, which took place in the early days of the crisis. MASC is a platform for the Estonian government to track demand and inventory of PPE in the public institutions, as well as a distribution tool. Currently used by around 300 institutions, the team is now trying to elevate the solution to the global level. Kert goes into detail on some of the challenges and lessons learned. How public/private partnerships work in Estonia and how quickly the cooperation was able to transpire. Plus, he shares some of MASC’s plans for the future and how the platform can be adapted in other countries.

Also joining the conversation was Andras Banyasz, Chief Specialist at the Emergency Medicine Department, Health Board of the Republic of Estonia. Andras details how his department was able to safely work remotely during the crisis and sums up some of the lessons learned from the past few months. He also goes into how the cooperation with MASC began, what system was used before, and imparts some advice to other healthboards outside of Estonia. From the audience, Andras was asked for an estimate on how much time his department saves daily working with MASC, and the results might surprise you!

Watch the recording for the full discussion:

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