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Health Information Portal

On this page you can find all the information on the Health Information Portal as developed in The Joint Action on Health Information (JA InfAct). This page includes a description of the National Nodes (as defined in InfAct) and a manual for the National Nodes to add information to the Health Information Portal. Please note that this Portal is a work in progress: in PHIRI WP4 we expand, update and improve this portal. 

The aim of the Health Information Portal is to provide access to population health and healthcare data across Europe. The portal will be the gateway for potential users to make use of the services of the Research Infrastructure on population health that was ideated in InfAct and that will be implemented in PHIRI and DIPoH.

The Health Information Portal contains catalogues for population health data, tools, experts, and guidelines; capacity building and trainings information; Innovation in health information tools and methodologies; and decision-making support that will help researchers to find and access population health information in timely manner.

 

What is the Health Information Portal?

The Health Information Portal is a web based platform which is developed within InfAct as a basis for the Health Information Research Infrastructure. The portal will be the gateway for potential users to make use of the services of the Research Infrastructure. These include the catalogue for population health data, tools, experts, and guidelines; capacity building and trainings information; Innovation in health information tools and methodologies; and decision-making support.

Please find more information on this Portal on the InfAct-website

 

What is a National Node (NN)?

The NN is an organisational entity, often linked to a core group of national institutions or governmental units that function as a national liaison and brings together relevant national stakeholders in a systematic way. The relevant stakeholders may include, for example, the national statistical office, the national public health institutes, representatives from ministries of health, research and/or science, and others. In addition, the NN may function as a discussion and advisory forum in matters of health data and information both for national or international matters. Examples include aspects of the governance of data, indicators and health reporting at the international level and health information stakeholders at national level.

 

What is a Research Network (RN)?

A Research Network (RN) is an active network of national and/or regional experts from several countries that perform comparative research in a specific health area (information domain).