GÖG-Colloquium | Harmonization and integration of health information in the WHO European Region

Beginn der Veranstaltung
21.02.2018 17:30 Uhr
Veranstaltungsort
Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, Eingang Biberstraße 20, 1010 Wien
Foto Claudia Stein

Vortragende: Dr. Claudia Stein, WHO Europe
Director Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation

In order to harmonize health information and integrate health information systems, the WHO Regional Office for Europe established the European Health Information Initiative, EHII. The EHII is a multi-partner network which supports the integration and sharing of existing knowledge, expertise and good practices. EHII membership has grown rapidly, and as of December 2017, it has 37 participants, mostly WHO Member States along with several non-state actors and charitable foundations, the European Commission and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The EHII championed the development of a Regional Action Plan to strengthen the use of evidence for policy which was adopted by all 53 European Member States in 2016. Almost the entire WHO European Region is now involved in EHII through subregional and thematic health information networks such as a new network on measuring health literacy. Other work includes the development of qualitative evidence to supplement health statistics.
The presentation will outline the tremendous change that has occurred in Europe through the activities of the EHII in recent years and discuss its impact and future.

Claudia Stein MD, MSc, PhD, FFPH qualified from Essen University Medical School in 1989. She has post-graduate training in Internal Medicine, a Master's in Public Health, a PhD in Epidemiology and completed a residency in Public Health Medicine.

Claudia started her career as public health physician and epidemiologist at country level in Europe, as well as for a few years in India and China. Claudia first joined WHO in 1998, as a secondment from the United Kingdom. She continued at WHO as epidemiologist. In 2010, Claudia took up her current position as Director of Information, Evidence and Research at the WHO European headquarters in Copenhagen.

Begrüßung und Moderation:
Dr. Peter Nowak
Abteilungsleiter Gesundheit und Gesellschaft
Gesundheit Österreich GmbH

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