International health Information
The use of internationally comparable health data adds a valuable dimension to the monitoring of our public health and the assessment of the performance of our health care system. Exploring variations and experiences in health and care in other European countries can give us more insights into causes and possible solutions for health problems. International health data and comparisons are therefore important for the development of knowledge, the making of new policy and the adjustment of priorities.
It is vital that the Netherlands is aware of the processes surrounding the collection and use of health data. Access to relevant data and knowledge about the use of such data is essential for a future-proof health system. The National Node on Health Information fulfills the need for knowledge and exchange in this area.
National Node on Health Information
Intended users of the Node
The National Node on Health Information is aimed at health researchers, health policy makers and other professionals in the field of public health and care, interested in internationally comparable data and their use.
Calendar international meetings on health information
|5-6 October||OECD||Working Party on Health Statistics||CBS|
|2-3 November||OECD||34th Session of the Health Committee||VWS|
|8-9 November 2023||OECD||Working Party on Health Care Quality and Outcomes (HCQO)||RIVM|
30 november 2023
|Eurostat||Working Group Public Health (Administrative data)||CBS|
1 december 2023
|Eurostat||Working Group Public Health (Survey data)||CBS|
|9-10 May 2024||OECD||Working Party on Health Care Quality and Outcomes (HCQO)||RIVM|
- Metadatabase Zorggegevens (Dutch)
- Community of data experts (Dutch)
- International comparisons on VZinfo.nl (Dutch)
- ECHI indicators on VZinfo.nl
- ECHI background information on European Health Information Portal
- Other European National Nodes (European Health Information Portal)
- Joint Action on Health Information (InfAct)
- Population Health Information Research Infrastructure (PHIRI)
- WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications (FIC) in the Netherlands