ECHO has provided abundant insight on how to use administrative data to elicit unwarranted variations in health care performance in a sample of EU countries. ECHO findings have informed decision-makers about in- and cross-country differences in equitable access to healthcare services, uneven effectiveness, quality and safety, and unequal efficiency.

Within BRIDGE Health, ECHO aimed at providing insight on how to use administrative data sources in the development of a European Health Information System.

The BRIDGE Health project

BRIDGE Health stands for BRidging Information and Data Generation for Evidence-based Health policy and research.

The BRIDGE Health project aimed to prepare the transition towards a sustainable and integrated EU health information system for both public health and research purposes.

The project runned from May 2015 till October 2017. It included 31 partners in 16 countries. The project bridged the best of EU projects in domains of population and health system monitoring, indicator development, health examination surveys, environment and health, population injury and disease registries, clinical and administrative health data collection systems and methods of health systems monitoring and evaluation.

BRIDGE Health was supported under the EU action of the Public Health Programme implemented by the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency of the European Commission.

To learn more about the BRIDGE Health project please visit:

Last but not least, several ECHO partners participate in the forthcoming DG SANTE Joint Action on Health Information (JA HI) JA-06-2017 running for 36 months and scheduled to be starting in 2018. This JA is expected to build on previous projects (including BRIDGE HEALTH) and initiatives on EU health information and lead to the establishment of a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) on Health Information.

Bridge-health project logo. Click to go to the website of the project<em>.</em>

Bridge-health project logo. Click to go to the website of the project. 

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