Assessment of health information systems, cataloguing of networks and projects, prioritization of health information
Focusing on national health information systems, WP5 performs a mapping exercise to assess health information systems. With a view to creating a one-stop shop, WP5 also establishes an information base where stakeholders can find and contact international expert networks, projects and organisational bodies collecting comparable health data on public health issues or health system performances. Additionally, WP5 gathers and assesses methods and processes used at national levels to prioritise health information, aiming to identify good practice examples for national and a European prioritisation strategy.
- 5.1 Carry out an assessment of health information systems in 9 countries. This exercise aims to address health information inequalities between countries through peer-review. This process supports the participating MSs in identifying action points for direct and long-term improvement and strengthening of their health information systems, and all MSs through the presentation of the process as good practice example. The assessment is carried out using an adjusted WHO health information system assessment tool.
- 5.2 Catalogue international health information collection networks and projects on population health-oriented topics, health system/health services-oriented topics, indicator generating projects and related health indicator projects with EU coverage. It also catalogues existing indicator sets in Europe and create an inventory of issues most relevant for reducing the reporting burden in the EU. By collaborating with WHO, OECD, Eurostat and EC, task 5.2 continues the indicator mapping exercise initiated by EHII and addresses concrete possibilities to reduce reporting burden.
- 5.3 Draw up a framework to structure and facilitate the prioritisation of health information in MSs and, with it, the selection of indicators. Prioritisation in health information development is needed to ensure that the available indicators provide appropriate information for public health policy action (agenda-keeping) and point to emerging public health issues (agenda-setting).
The leads and co-leads to this work package are: