Nordic eHealth Indicators

Organisation of research, first results and the plan for the future

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The Nordic eHealth Research Network was established in 2012 as a forum for policy makers and researchers to jointly work towards measurable policy goals and data that can be exploited to steer decision making related to goals and their implementation. This report describes first results of the Network: eHealth policy analysis and first common Nordic eHealth indicators. The results show similarities and also some differences in the eHealth policies, priorities and implementation. Interesting similarities and differences in availability and use of eHealth services in the Nordic countries were found with the first comparable eHealth indicators. The results create a basis for Evidence-based policy making as well as benchmarking and learning best practices from each other.




The purpose of this report is to present a method and first results for an analysis of Nordic eHealth policies and common Nordic eHealth indicators. The report is a result of the first year’s work of the Nordic eHealth Research Network, which was established on 15.2.2012 as a subgroup of the Nordic Council of Minister’s eHealth group. The eHealth group gave the Network a Mandate that was signed for the period of the eHealth group, ending in early May 2013.


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