European Hospital Survey:
Benchmarking Deployment of e-Health Services
(2012–2013)

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The "European Hospital Survey: Benchmarking Deployment of e-Health Services (2012–2013)" project is the continuation of the 2010 "eHealth Benchmarking Phase III" survey. This project funded and managed by EC Directorate General CONNECT gathered data from a statistically representative sample of European acute hospitals in order to benchmark their level of eHealth deployment. Building on the data collected and following a request from DG CONNECT, IPTS wrote the report "A composite index for the benchmarking of eHealth Deployment in European acute Hospitals. Distilling reality in manageable form for evidence based policy" which was published in 2011.

The aim of the "European Hospital Survey: Benchmarking Deployment of e-Health Services (2012–2013)" project was to design the new survey and gather data in order to analyse eHealth deployment, availability and use in European acute hospitals. Another key objective was the development of a follow-up to the composite indicator developed by JRC-IPTS in 2011 and the comparison of results with other benchmarking exercises to identify trends.

A detailed description of the methodological approach followed to gather data on eHealth deployment, availability and use in European acute Hospitals can be found in the report “European Hospital Survey: Benchmarking Deployment of e-Health Services (2012–2013) – Methodological Report

The main descriptive results of the 2012-2013 survey are presented in the report European Hospital Survey: Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth Services (2012-2013) - Final Report”. This report was carried out on behalf of IPTS by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) Luxembourg in cooperation with Global Data Collection Company (CDCC) which collected the data through a survey.

In addition, data from the survey has been compiled into two different composite indicators on:

1) eHealth deployment
2) eHealth availability and use, calculated at hospital level before obtaining average country values.

The methodology followed and results can be found in the report: European Hospital Survey: Benchmarking Deployment of e-Health Services (2012–2013) - Composite Indicators on eHealth Deployment and on Availability and Use of eHealth Functionalities

So that we could draw conclusions at country level, some descriptive statistics have also been produced, together with the calculation of the two composite indicators on eHealth deployment and eHealth availability and use, for each of the 28 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway. The results are presented in the European  Hospital Survey: Benchmarking Deployment of e-Health Services (2012–2013) – Country Reports.”

Finally, policy-relevant results and findings based on all of the above are presented in the report “European Hospital Survey: Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth Services (2012 – 2013). Synthesis of Outcomes

Micro data from the European Hospital Survey 2012-2013 is available here and the codification manual of this data here. A detailed description of this data  is provided in the Methodological Report and in the Final Report.

 

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