Capturing change

Friday, 30.09.2016 | 15:00 - 17:00 | Room

Organised by World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Health information

The changing demography in Europe requires innovative policy approaches for all sectors of government. The evidence underpinning such policies, however, comes from established information and research systems which may not be able to capture the change, nor provide the appropriate type of information, leaving policies without the necessary evidence base. This workshop explores how international organisations can support their stakeholders in new ways to adapt to these changes in health information and research systems, and ensure a solid evidence foundation for policy in a changed Europe.

The objectives are to:
– Describe the challenges faced by health information and research systems in the new European demographic situation, and explore necessary solutions and adjustments to health information systems in Europe.
– Explore which new types of information and evidence, including qualitative information, can support an understanding of the changing demographic landscape in Europe.
– Explore how innovations in technology and information science can be used to create new ways of deriving evidence for decision-making and policy formulation and to make it more timely.

The session will cover:
– a description of the challenges andpossible solutions;
– the role of international organisations, governments and other stakeholders;
– proposals of new models of intersectoral collaborations.


Christopher Fearne, MP, Minister of Health, Malta

Claudia Stein, Director, Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Niek Klazinga, OECD Health Division, Head of the Health Care Quality Indicators (HCQI) Project

Anna Korotkova, Deputy Director, Federal Research Institute of Health Care Organization, Moscow, Russian Federation

Caroline Costongs, Managing Director at EuroHealthNet


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