Estonia’s Ground-Breaking — and Inexpensive — Electronic Health Records System
- June 29th, 2012
- By: Loraine Lawson
Estonia is one of the smallest nations in Europe, and its government one of the newest. Yet it’s one of the most advanced nations in terms of technology and e-government.
For example, it’s the only nation where citizens can cast their votes online in every election, even the local ones. Also, 75 percent of its population is connected to the Internet, compared to 61.3 percent penetration for Europe as a whole. Drop the age to 35 and under, and the internet penetration spikes to 100 percent, according to a recent McKinsey Quarterly report.