Assessment of health information systems, cataloguing of networks and projects, prioritization of health information
To reach better HI we need to assess the current status of the health information systems across MS and EU regions. WP5, led by RKI, will approach this aim from three different angles.
Focusing on national health information systems, the work package will perform a mapping exercise utilising an adjusted version of a WHO toolkit to assess health information systems. With a view to creating a one-stop shop, the work package will also establish 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. A third perspective will be added through gathering and assessing methods and processes used at national levels to prioritise health information, aiming to identify good practice examples for national and a European prioritisation strategy.
The results of these combined efforts will contribute to the following objectives of the JA:
- create comparable health data and tackle health information inequalities in Europe
- reduce the data collection and reporting burden
- increase the cooperation with international institutions- WHO, OECD, EUROSTAT, EC and
- ensure that health information is suitable to underpin public health policy action (agenda-keeping) and that it points to emerging public health issues (agenda-setting).
The leads and co-leads to this work package are: