The EU-HIP program develops new IT systems as well as strengthens and enhances existing national IT systems for improving health threat assessment in European countries. This is in parallel with the objective of interoperability of EU-national IT systems and the new HERA’s IT platform for intelligence gathering in the field of medical countermeasures.
For intelligence gathering and threat assessment, HERA needs support from the Member States and associated countries, and a comprehensive state-of-the-art IT system generating actionable insights for decision-making is crucial.
The upcoming HERA IT platform for intelligence gathering will only be operational if Member States have strong national IT systems that are interoperable with HERA’s IT system and other relevant systems. EU-HIP supports participating countries to enhance and improve national IT systems in an efficient and coordinated manner, with the objective to obtain the needed interoperability with HERA’s IT platform.
The aim is :
- to entail developing new IT systems
- to strengthen and align existing IT systems for the assessment of health threats and for intelligence gathering in the area of medical countermeasures at national level.
- to promote data comparability, and streamlining reporting to different systems.
EU-HIP facilitates integration of national IT systems with the HERA IT platform currently under development, and complements existing systems for early warning and response, epidemic intelligence, public health surveillance and medical countermeasures.