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.



Policy analysis and indicator data (Iceland)

The eHealth strategic plan of the Icelandic health authorities supports the implementation of an interoperable electronic health record at a national level, for every citizen, securely accessible and shareable to authorized professionals at the point of care, and across geographical boundaries. Furthermore, citizens shall have secure access to their own personal health information. The aim is to improve the quality of care, increase patient safety, and improve the efficiency of the health care system. Moreover, emphasis is on improving access to relevant health statistics to support decision-making at all levels of healthcare; clinical, administrative and policy levels.


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