BRIDGE Health stands for BRidging Information and Data Generation for Evidence-based Health policy and research. The BRIDGE Health project aimed to prepare the transition towards a sustainable and integrated EU health information system for both public health and research purposes. The project was launched in May 2015 and ran for 30 months. It included 31 partners in 16 countries. The project bridged the best of EU projects in domains of population and health system monitoring, indicator development, health examination surveys, environment and health, population injury and disease registries, clinical and administrative health data collection systems and methods of health systems monitoring and evaluation. BRIDGE Health was supported under the EU action of the Public Health Programme implemented by the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency of the European Commission.
As a result from BRIDGE Health, the following documents were developed as a preparation of the European Research Infrastructure Consortium on Health Information for Research and Evidence-based Policy (HIREP-ERIC):