Meeting "Health Information of the European Union. The ERIC as a Tool." 20 April 2017, Brussels
Organised by BRIDGE Health with support from the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment and the Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP).
The aim of this meeting was to discuss the EU health information system and its strengthening through a European Research Infrastructure Consortium on Health Information for Research and Evidence-based Policy (HIREP-ERIC) as a tool. The HIREP-ERIC is a research infrastructure to advance population health monitoring and research on health and care. Read more about the HIREP-ERIC in this policy paper and a draft version of the technical and scientific description.
The objectives were to bring to the attention the issues with the current EU health information system, to inform about BRIDGE Health, and to present the concept of the ERIC on health information for research and evidence-based policy.
Key speakers from the European Commission and Member States discussed the current EU health information situation, what to expect from an ERIC on health information, as well as the ERIC and the way forward. This included Xavier Prats Monné, Director General, DG SANTE; Benoit Mores, Minister of Social Affairs and Health; Jean-Claude Desenclos, Secretary General, International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI); Giovanni Nicoletti, Ministry of Health, Italy and many more.
The presentations from this meeting are now available for download (pdf):
10.00- 10.30 Welcome
Tom Auwers, President, Federal Public Service Health, Food chain safety and Environment
Myriam Sneyers, Managing director, Scientific Institute of Public Health, WIV-ISP
10.30-11.30 The current EU health information system
Introduction of the components of the EU health information system. - Philippe Roux, Head of Unit C2, DG SANTE - download presentation
Challenges and needs. - Petronille Bogaert, BRIDGE Health and WIV-ISP - download presentation
11.30-13.00 BRIDGE Health Achievements
Work package and horizontal activities achievements.
- Ronan Lyons, Professor of Public Health, Swansea University - download presentation
- Enrique Bernal-Delgado, Senior Health Services Researcher, Institute for Health Sciences, IACS Aragon - download presentation
- Maria M. Hofmarcher HS&I HealthSystemIntelligence and Department of Health Economics, Centre of Public Health, Medical University Vienna - download presentation
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-15.30 The ERIC on Health Information for Research and Evidence based Policy (HIREP-ERIC)
Description of the HIREP-ERIC. - Petronille Bogaert, BRIDGE Health and WIV-ISP - download presentation
Progress of the EGHI’s drafting group. - Giovanni Nicoletti, Ministry of Health, Italy - download presentation
Added value for countries: country examples for Germany and Slovenia.
- Angela Fehr, Department of Epidemiology and Health Monitoring, Robert Koch Institute, Germany - download presentation
- Metka Zaletel, Head of health data department, National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia - download presentation
Added value for public health research - Nicole Rosenkötter, President of the EUPHA Section on Public Health Monitoring and Reporting - download presentation
15.30-15.50 Coffee Break
15.50-17.00 The way forward
Vision of Public Health Institutes - Jean-Claude Desenclos, Secretary General, International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI)
Political vision of the HIREP-ERIC
- Benoit Mores, Minsterial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
- Xavier Prats Monné, Director General, DG SANTE
Round-up - Herman Van Oyen, Director Public Health and Surveillance, WIV-ISP and BRIDGE Health
Download the information booklet here containing a policy paper on the HIREP-ERIC and the fact sheets on each of the horizontal and vertical activities in BRIDGE Health.