Nordic eHealth Benchmarking

Towards Evidence Informed Policies

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Available online: https://pub.norden.org/temanord2020-505/ Abstract [en]: The Nordic eHealth Research Network (NeRN) was established by the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) eHealth group in 2012. The objective was to develop, test, and evaluate a common set of indicators for monitoring eHealth in the Nordic countries, Greenland, Faroe Islands and Aaland, for use to support the development of Nordic welfare.The results of the network's first three mandate periods were published in the Nordic Council of Ministers reports. Links can be found on the NeRN web page: https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/research-and-expertwork/projects-and-programmes/nordic-ehealth-research-network-nern This publication reports the outcomes of the fourth mandate period focusing on five tasks: 1. New analysis of eHealth policies in the Nordic countries. 2. Updating common indicators in accordance with emerging new policy goals. 3. Developing a Nordic model survey to monitor citizen views on eHealth. 4. Cyber security in the Nordic Countries. 5. Personas for users of indicators of eHealth availability, use and outcome in the Nordic countries.




The Nordic eHealth group forms the basis for ongoing knowledge sharing across the Nordic countries regarding strategic issues within digitalisation in healthcare. Digitalisation is increasingly becoming a central means for supporting the delivery of healthcare services around the globe. The Nordic region is regarded as a frontrunner when it comes to the implementation and use of digital solutions. As part of the Nordic eHealth group work is being carried out regarding indicators and standardization. This report is the result of the indicator work carried out by the subgroup called the Nordic eHealth Research Network (NeRN). The aim of the work of the group is to provide a foundation for benchmarking across the Nordic countries and support policymaking in the countries, hence the subtitle “towards evidence informed policies”.


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