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Title: WHO meeting on the National Health Information Systems (NHIS) project : lessons learned from the pilot phase, Budapest, Hungary 18 November 2004
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Poland and Romania completed the pilot phase of the project launched by the Health Information and Evidence unit in 2003. Its aim is to develop and test a methodology which could then be made available to all Member States that want to engage in assessing and strengthening their National Health Information Systems. The tools were discussed, and some changes will be brought to them in light of the national reports, due in December. A draft of the evaluation paper was discussed, with special focus on the preparation steps before the interviews take place, the role of interviews vs. legislation and documentation review, the template for the report, and the role of WHO's visit to the country. Follow-up challenges, once the assessment is completed, were discussed in light of experiences from Romania (with the WHO Regional Office for Europe's methodology) and Finland (based on a self-initiated Reform process). Partnerships in funding and training are essential, as well as the creation of guided dialogue spaces between decision-makers and the producers of information
Description: EUR/04/5046412
9 p.
Subject: Public Health
Information Systems
Needs Assessment
Decision Making
Pilot Projects
Context: organization and administration
metadata.dc.subject.other: Epidemiology and Statistics
Gov't Doc #: EUR/04/5046412
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