Information systems that continuously monitor and drive better care

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The European Collaboration for Healthcare Optimization (ECHO Project) and the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Project exemplify a trend to develop such data quality schemes globally. In the report ‘Delivering quality health services. A global imperative for universal health coverage’ https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272465/9789241513906-eng.pdf

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The Echo Tool is on The EU Health Innovation Marketplace, UTILE.

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The ECHO Tool: a web-based system comparing healthcare performance at geographical level. The ECHO project aims to assess variations in healthcare performance and provide evidence to inform policy decision with the assistance of the created software ECHO. The EU Health Innovation Marketplace is an online community https://questionnaires.health-breakthrough.eu/utile-web/ where Innovation Providers and Innovation Developers can meet each other. Through an inventory… Continue reading The Echo Tool is on The EU Health Innovation Marketplace, UTILE.

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The Value of Health: Improving Outcomes Final Report

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The ECHO Project participates in this report with the chapter ‘C-SECTIONS IN LOW-RISK DELIVERIES: IDENTIFYING LOW VALUE CARE’ by Enrique Bernal-Delgado and Sandra García-Armesto on behalf of the ECHO consortium The report provides a multistakeholder perspective on value in health systems and the use of health outcome measures to enhance value. The final report launched at he European Parliament on… Continue reading The Value of Health: Improving Outcomes Final Report

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Bridge-Health Report

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Bridge-Health Final Report: ‘Building a platform for healthcare administrative data for the assessment of health system performance’. Autors: Bernal-Delgado E, Estupiñán-Romero F, Launa-Garcés R, and Martínez-Lizaga N on behalf of BRIDGE Health WP#10 partners. Access to the BRIDGE-HEALTH Final Report.pdf Information about WP#10 partners: www.bridge-health.eu/content/platform-administrative-data-health-care WP 10 ‘Building a Platform for administrative data on healthcare’. More information about this WP: www.bridge-health.eu/content/platform-administrative-data-health-care

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New interesting Links: EU Health Statistical reports & Sustainable development indicators

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1) Access to Health reports: EU Health Statistical reports. European Commission The EU in the world 2015, pharmacy Demography Report 2015, cure Quality of life in Europe 2015…, salve  http://ec.europa.eu/health/reports/european/statistics/index_en.htm   2) Acces to Sustainable development indicators. European Commission The Sustainable Development Indicators (SDIs) are used to monitor the EU Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS). The SDI framework is presented in… Continue reading New interesting Links: EU Health Statistical reports & Sustainable development indicators

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Expert Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA)

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Expert Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA) In February 2014, the Council Work Party on Public Health at Senior Level invited Member States and the Commission to set up an Expert Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA). The Expert Group was established in September 2014. Assessing the performance of health systems is useful to properly understand how they… Continue reading Expert Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA)

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HSR Meeting “Improving the organisation of health care at European, national or local level”

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Health Services Research. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 23-24 April 2015. www.healthservicesresearch.eu Sandra García Armestos speaking: ‘Minimizing the use of lower-value care in the Spanish NHS: a strategy to help providers in realigning to value-based services’ Programme: www.nivel.nl/sites/default/files/bestanden/Draft_Programme_HSR_meeting_23_24_April_2015.pdf

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Supplement in the European Journal of Public Health Volume 25, Issue suppl 1, 01 February 2015: ‘Unwarranted variations in health care performance across Europe: Lessons from the ECHO Project‘

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In conjuction with Oxford University Press ECHO will publish a supplement in the European Journal of Public Health Volume 25, Issue suppl 1, 01 February 2015: ‘Unwarranted variations in health care performance across Europe: Lessons from the ECHO Project‘, including a number of papers reflecting the work done by ECHO

echohealthSupplement in the European Journal of Public Health Volume 25, Issue suppl 1, 01 February 2015: ‘Unwarranted variations in health care performance across Europe: Lessons from the ECHO Project‘