Key features of an EU health information system: A concept mapping study

N. Rosenkötter , P.W. Achterberg, M.J.H. van Bon-Martens, K. Michelsen, J.A.M. van Oers, H. Brand

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Abstract

Background:
Despite the acknowledged value of an EU health information system (EU–HISys) and the many achievements in this field, the landscape is still heavily fragmented and incomplete. Through a systematic analysis of the opinions and valuations of public health stakeholders, this study aims to conceptualize key features of an EU–HISys.
Methods:
Public health professionals and policymakers were invited to participate in a concept mapping procedure. First, participants ( N = 34) formulated statements that reflected their vision of an EU–HISys. Second, participants ( N = 28) rated the relative importance of each statement and grouped conceptually similar ones. Principal Component and cluster analyses were used to condense these results to EU–HISys key features in a concept map. The number of key features and the labelling of the concept map were determined by expert consensus.
Results:
The concept map contains 10 key features that summarize 93 statements. The map consists of a horizontal axis that represents the relevance of an ‘organizational strategy’, which deals with the ‘efforts’ to design and develop an EU–HISys and the ‘achievements’ gained by a functioning EU–HISys. The vertical axis represents the ‘professional orientation’ of the EU–HISys, ranging from the ‘scientific’ through to the ‘policy’ perspective. The top ranking statement expressed the need to establish a system that is permanent and sustainable. The top ranking key feature focuses on data and information quality.
Conclusions:
This study provides insights into key features of an EU–HISys. The results can be used to guide future planning and to support the development of a health information system for Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-70
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume26
Issue number1
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Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Rosenkötter , N., Achterberg, P. W., van Bon-Martens, M. J. H., Michelsen, K., van Oers, J. A. M., & Brand, H. (2016). Key features of an EU health information system: A concept mapping study. European Journal of Public Health, 26(1), 65-70. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv075
Rosenkötter , N. ; Achterberg, P.W. ; van Bon-Martens, M.J.H. ; Michelsen, K. ; van Oers, J.A.M. ; Brand, H. / Key features of an EU health information system : A concept mapping study. In: European Journal of Public Health. 2016 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 65-70.
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Rosenkötter , N, Achterberg, PW, van Bon-Martens, MJH, Michelsen, K, van Oers, JAM & Brand, H 2016, 'Key features of an EU health information system: A concept mapping study' European Journal of Public Health, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 65-70. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv075

Key features of an EU health information system : A concept mapping study. / Rosenkötter , N.; Achterberg, P.W.; van Bon-Martens, M.J.H.; Michelsen, K.; van Oers, J.A.M.; Brand, H.

In: European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2016, p. 65-70.

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