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Health information systems

Section edited by Neville Calleja and Nicole Rosenkötter

This section welcomes original and review manuscripts, and commentaries focusing on the description, development and assessment of health information systems and HIS approaches at local, regional, national and international level. Many definitions on a health information system exist; in this section we will use a broad description: a health information system can be defined as the total of resources, stakeholders, activities and outputs enabling evidence-informed health policy-making.

  1. Health interview and examination surveys provide valuable information for policy, practice and research purposes. Appropriate use of high-quality, representative and timely population data can indirectly help ...

    Authors: Katri Kilpeläinen, Päivikki Koponen, Hanna Tolonen, Seppo Koskinen, Katja Borodulin and Mika Gissler

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:48

    Content type: Research

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  2. Prior studies have identified a decrease in ischaemic heart disease mortality during the recent economic recession. The Spanish population was severely affected by the Great Recession, however, there is little...

    Authors: Xavier Bartoll, Mercè Gotsens, Marc Marí-Dell’Olmo, Laia Palència, Montse Calvo, Santiago Esnaola and Carme Borrell

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:12

    Content type: Research

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  3. Access to trusted health information has contribution to improve maternal and child health outcomes. However, limited research to date has explored the perceptions of communities regarding credible messenger a...

    Authors: Shifera Asfaw, Sudhakar Morankar, Muluemebet Abera, Abebe Mamo, Lakew Abebe, Nicole Bergen, Manisha A. Kulkarni and Ronald Labonté

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:8

    Content type: Research

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  4. The European Core Health Indicators (ECHI) are a key source of comparable health information for the European Union (EU) and its Member States (MS). The ECHI shortlist contains 88 indicators which were develop...

    Authors: Angela Fehr, Mariken J. Tijhuis, Sabrina Hense, Dominika Urbanski, Peter Achterberg and Thomas Ziese

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:52

    Content type: Research

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