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Table 1 Possible benefits for stakeholders in Member States

From: An integrated and sustainable EU health information system: national public health institutes’ needs and possible benefits

Decision-makers Researchers
- Quality information for evidence-based decisions
- Better preparedness
- International comparison: evaluate and discuss how to tackle similar challenges
- Programme evaluation
- Priority setting
- Organise and coordinate public health expertise and systems
- Better access to existing knowledge and expertise
- EU-comparative data
- Data quality
- Continuous availability
- Enhanced research capacity and international collaboration
- Larger study populations and cohorts
- Enhanced data access flow
- Structured scientific exchange
- Quicker results
- Better access to existing knowledge and expertise
Healthcare providers Citizens
- Data to set standards and protocols for evidence-based care and to evaluate their policies
- Benchmarking i.e. learning from best practices
- Better access to existing knowledge and expertise
- Improved health and wellbeing by enhanced monitoring of health risks, health status, health determinants, and the safety and quality of healthcare services
- Patient reported outcomes and experiences (PROMS and PREMS)
- Reduced health inequalities: promoting equitable distribution of health and wellbeing
- Better access to existing knowledge and expertise
Administrators/data providers Financers
- Reduce burden by increasing harmonisation of international data collection to reduce duplication
- Assist in obligation to provide data to international sources
- Better value for money in international health information activities and health research
- Optimise funds allocation