University of Oulu

Christian Nøhr, Sabine Koch, Vivian Vimarlund, Heidi Gilstad, Arild Faxvaag, Gudrun Audur Hardardottir, Hege K. Andreassen, Maarit Kangas, Jarmo Reponen, Pernille Bertelsen, Sidsel Villumsen, Hannele Hyppönen (2018) Monitoring and Benchmarking eHealth in the Nordic Countries, 247 (Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: The Future of Co-Created eHealth), 86-90. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-852-5-86

Monitoring and benchmarking eHealth in the Nordic countries

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Author: Nøhr, Christian1; Koch, Sabine2; Vimarlund, Vivian3;
Organizations: 1Health Informatics and Technology, University of Southern Denmark
2Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institute
3Linköping University, Department of Information and Computer Science (IDA)
4Health Informatics Research Group, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
5Directorate of Health, Iceland
6Norwegian Centre for e-health Research
7Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu
8Danish Center for Health Informatics (DaCHI), Aalborg University
9National Institute for Health and Welfare, Information Department, Helsinki
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: IOS Press, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-06-05


The Nordic eHealth Research Network, a subgroup of the Nordic Council of Ministers eHealth group, is working on developing indicators to monitor progress in availability, use and outcome of eHealth applications in the Nordic countries. This paper reports on the consecutive analysis of National eHealth policies in the Nordic countries from 2012 to 2016. Furthermore, it discusses the consequences for the development of indicators that can measure changes in the eHealth environment arising from the policies. The main change in policies is reflected in a shift towards more stakeholder involvement and intensified focus on clinical infrastructure. This change suggests developing indicators that can monitor understandability and usability of eHealth systems, and the use and utility of shared information infrastructure from the perspective of the end-users — citizens/patients and clinicians in particular.

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Series: Studies in health technology and informatics
ISSN: 0926-9630
ISSN-E: 1879-8365
ISSN-L: 0926-9630
ISBN: 978-1-61499-852-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-61499-851-8
Issue: 247
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-852-5-86
Host publication: Building continents of knowledge in oceans of data : the future of co-created eHealth : proceedings of MIE2018
Host publication editor: Ugon, Adrien
Karlsson, Daniel
Klein, Gunnar O.
Moen, Anne
Conference: Medical Informatics Europe Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 217 Medical engineering
Copyright information: © 2018 European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).