Making the case for strong health information systems during a pandemic and beyond.

Last updated on 1-2-2021 by Petronille Bogaert

Peer reviewed scientific article





BACKGROUND: The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic exacerbates existing inequalities across health care systems globally, both within countries and between countries. It also highlights, like no other crisis before, existing weaknesses in health information systems (HIS). This article summarizes these key challenges for HIS in times of a pandemic and beyond, with a focus on European countries. It builds on the experiences of a large consortium representing HIS experts in key positions in national public health or similar institutes across Europe. METHODS: Data were collected in bi-weekly conference cal…

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