Capacity building in European health information systems: the InfAct peer assessment methodology.

Last updated on 31-1-2023 by Barthélémy Moreau de Lizoreux

Peer reviewed scientific article




BACKGROUND: A Health Information System (HIS) assessment is an evaluation of the functioning of the main elements that compose a national HIS. Assessors from nine countries performed peer assessments of each other’s national HIS in the Joint Action on Health Information (InfAct). The aim of this study is to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the InfAct peer assessment methodology as well as the different steps involved in this assessment process. METHODS: Each peer assessment included a preparatory desk report, a country visit with semi-structured interviews with local stakehol…

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