BRidging Information and Data Generation for Evidence-based Health Policy and Research
BRIDGE Health aims to prepare the transition towards a sustainable and integrated EU health information system for both public health and research purposes.
The project bridges the best of EU projects in domains of population and health system monitoring, indicator development, health examination surveys, environment and health, population injury and disease registries, clinical and administrative health data collection systems and methods of health systems monitoring and evaluation. HS&I HealthSystemIntelligence is leading work in the area “evaluation of health care systems” (WP12) in collaboration with the Department of Health Economics, Centre of Public Health, Medical University Vienna. The aim is to produce blueprints of key health system indicators and data, project outcomes and performance assessment frameworks.
Starting point is the Health Data Navigator which will be developed further and adapted to feature building blocks for enhanced comparative evaluation of health care systems. For more information on the BRIDGE Health project, please visit: http://www.bridge-health.eu/
Funding: European Commission – 3rd Health Programme
Collaborators: HS&I – HealthSystemIntelligence (WP 12 Lead), Medical University Vienna (MUW), Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Institut de recherches et de documentation en économie de la santé (IRDES), Imperial College London
All 31 project partners are listed here.
Information: Maria M. Hofmarcher-Holzhacker
Hofmarcher M M, Perić N Simon J (2017)
Headline Indicators for structured monitoring of health system performance in Europe. EuroHEALTH, December 2017
Bogaert P, Van Oyen H for BRIDGE Health (Hofmarcher M M, Simon J, Perić N) (2017). HIREP-ERIC: A research infrastructure to advance public health monitoring and research on health and care. Technical and Scientific Description, BRIDGE Health Technical Report 03/2017, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, March 2017.
Zander, B, Busse, R (2017). Is there enough research output of EU projects available to assess and improve health system performance? An attempt to understand and categorise the output of EU projects conducted between 2002 and 2012. Health Research Policy and Systems, 15(1), 13. DOI: 10.1186/s12961-016-0165-5
Bogaert P, Van Oyen H for BRIDGE Health (Hofmarcher M M, Simon J) (2017). An ERIC on Health Information for Research and Evidence-based Policy for targeted investments in people's health and wealth, BRIDGE Health policy paper, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, January 2017.
Hofmarcher-Holzhacker M, Perić N, Simon J (2017): Schlüsselindikatoren für eine strukturierte Bewertung der Leistungsfähigkeit von Gesundheitssystemen in Europa: ein Fortschrittsbericht des EU Projekts BRIDGE Health. ÖGPH Newsletter March 2017
Hofmarcher M M, Perić N, Simon J on behalf of the BRIDGE Health working group for horizontal activity 6 (2017). Priority setting methods in health information, BRIDGE Health Technical Report 04/2017 on Recommendations of priority setting methods for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium on Health Information for Research and Evidence-based policy (HIREP-ERIC), HS&I and Medical University of Vienna, April 2017.
Perić N, Hofmarcher-Holzhacker M M, Simon J (2017): Health system performance assessment landscape at the EU level: A focused synthesis of actors and actions. Archives of Public Health, 75(5). DOI: 10.1186/s13690-016-0173-5.
Hofmarcher-Holzhacker M M, Perić N, Simon J, Joas A, Bogaert P (2016) Priority setting methods and transferability in health information. Adjacent Government.
Hofmarcher-Holzhacker M, Simon J, Perić N (2015). Kick off neue Projekte - BRIDGE Health: Bridging Information and Data Generation for Evidence-based Health Policy and Research. ÖGPH Newsletter September 2015, pp. 11-12.
Presentations and Activities
09 July 2017: Maria M. Hofmarcher-Holzhacker is presenting "Indicators for structured monitoring of health system performance in Europe" at the iHEA 2017 Congress, Boston, USA.
20 April 2017: Maria M. Hofmarcher-Holzhacker is presenting "BRIDGE Health Achievements" at the Meeting 'Health Information of the European Union. The ERIC as a Tool', Brussels, Belgium.
16 March 2017: Maria M. Hofmarcher-Holzhacker is presenting "Indicators for structured monitoring of health system performance in the EU" at the FACTAGE Expert Workshop on Differential Mortality, Statistik Austria, Vienna, Austria.
09 - 12 November 2016: As part of the BRIDGE Health project, researchers at the DHE will have multiple contributions to the upcoming 9th European Public Health Conference 'All for Health – Health for All'
Nataša Perić is presenting "Indicators for structured monitoring of health system performance" at the BRIDGE Health Workshop "EU Health Information and System Analysis reloaded".
Maria M. Hofmarcher-Holzhacker is presenting "Priority setting methods in health information" at the BRIDGE Health Round table "Essential functions of an EU Health Information System".
Maria M. Hofmarcher-Holzhacker will be moderating at the pre-conference session "Strengthening health information systems through cross-country learning and collaboration" organized by the EUPHA section on Public Health Monitoring and Reporting (EUPHA PHMR), BRIDGE Health project, WHO Regional Office for Europe, and OECD.
30 September 2016: european Health System_Indicators survey (euHS_I survey) is open until the 30 September 2016. Researchers at the DHE together with other members of the group working on the evaluation of health care systems initiated the european Health System_Indicators survey (euHS_I survey) to comprehensively and systematically review, assess and organize the existing health and health system indicator landscape with the aim to develop a blueprint for country fact sheets on health system performance assessment on the 20 June 2016. BRIDGE Health and other experts coming from the European Commission, Member States, OECD and WHO are asked to map selected indicators to performance domains, and to assess the importance of their information content. The euHS_I survey is open until 30 September 2016. First results will be presented at the 9th European Public Health Conference on 11 November 2016.
15 June 2016: Judit Simon is presenting “Macro and micro level prioritization decisions in the health care system: experience from EU-BRIDGE project” at the META conference, Budapest, Hungary.
14 July 2016: Maria M. Hofmarcher-Holzhacker is presenting „Improving indicators for monitoring health system performance” at the EuHEA Conference 2016 in Hamburg, Germany.
07 July 2016: Lisa Simpson, CEO from the US AcadamyHealth and colleagues from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation visiting the DHE at the Centre for Public Health to discuss BRIDGE Health and issues of the Austrian health care system.
19 April 2016: Maria M. Hofmarcher-Holzhacker is presenting at the Policy Stakeholders Conference 'EU-Eastern Partnership STI Cooperation in Addressing Health Research and Innovation' in Budapest, "BRIDGE Health project
07 April 2016: Maria M. Hofmarcher-Holzhacker is presenting at the EU HSPA Expert Group meeting in Rome,"BRIDGE Health: Improving indicators for monitoring health system performance"
26 February 2016: Nataša Perić presenting "Improving indicators for monitoring health system performance" at the 2nd ATHEA-Conference for Health Economics „Efficiency and equality in health systems“ in Vienna, Austria.
17 October 2015: Maria M. Hofmarcher presenting "Assemble key health system performance indicators and related (meta) information" at the 8th European Public Health Conference in Milan, Italy