Throughout the project, BRIDGE Health aims to work on generic objectives. These objectives are the transversal layers throughout the project that bring together the expertise developed within each specific health information domain to tackle the following generic objectives:

  • ensure sustainability of key health information activities that have been run under the past EU-health and research framework programmes and enhance synergy among these activities;
  • enhance the transferability of health information and data for policy and improve the utility and use of data and indicators for stakeholders in policy making, public health surveillance and health care;
  • reduce health information inequality within the EU and within MSs;
  • develop a blueprint for a sustainable and integrated EU health information system by developing common methods for standardization of health information gathering and exchange between population health and health systems information within and between Member States;
    • methods of standardization of data quality assurance systems;
    • methods of health information priority settings and
    • harmonization of ethic-legal issues.


The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. to contribute the conceptual framework for a sustainable health monitoring and reporting system;
  2. to evaluate and improve the core set of European Core Health Indicators (ECHI);
  3. to strengthen the use of the Healthy Life Years (HLY) indicator;
  4. to ensure comparability and reliability of data generated by national health examination surveys;
  5. to maintain and expand work on harmonised European wide Human Biomonitoring (HBM) surveillance;
  6. to improve and strengthen information and data collection on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH);
  7. to maintain and strengthen the implementation of population based registries for chronic diseases;
  8. to maintain, strengthen and expand the platform for injury surveillance;
  9. to maintain, strengthen and expand a platform based on health care administrative data;
  10. integrate approaches for health and health care monitoring and reporting;
  11. to develop tools to monitor and evaluate health care systems;
  12. to develop a blueprint to integrate population health information;
  13. to develop a blueprint to integrate health care information systems using existing data sources.