Developing a capacity strengthening baseline programme at EU level to support critical areas of health information use and management.
To further tackle the current inequalities within Europe, WP6 aims to contribute to increasing health information capacities. Health information is often taught in different courses or as modules of information systems or as part of epidemiology courses, but most of the courses are vertical with a focus on one or only some topics. WP6 maps and summarises current programmes in population health and health system performance analysis and monitoring in MSs. Furthermore, WP6 aims to develop a flagship training programme to improve MS capacities in population health and health system performance analysis and monitoring.
- 6.1 Mapping needs, capacities, and education/training programmes in health information across MSs. Data is collected from key informers, such as MSs representatives, and relevant EU and WHO projects. The mapping covers a published literature search, a scoping search of internet sources, and is complemented with case studies to deepen understanding.
- 6.2 Design a flagship training programme to improve MS capacities in population health and health system performance analysis and monitoring, based on the results of 6.1. It covers different components such as health status monitoring, health care performance and health care outcomes, health system performance and policy translation. The capacity building programme is oriented towards professionals working in public institutions and strongly builds on e-learning tools.
- 6.3 Pilot the capacity building programme in several MSs, and provide evaluation for its feasibility, coverage of required components, cost, target audience etc. Guidelines and recommendations are produced and contribute to an improved version of the capacity building programme.
- 6.4 Develop a business case and roadmap for sustainable capacity building programme for MSs. This includes the description of already existing capacity building actions and how these should be maintained and further developed; areas of health information for which adequate capacity building activities are missing; and ways to obtain future funding for development and maintenance of a health information capacity building programme.
The leads and co-leads to this work package are: