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Information sharing describes the exchange of data between various organizations, people and technologies. There are several types of information sharing:

  • Information shared by individuals
  • Information shared by organizations
  • Information shared between firmware/software


Objectives of the topic session

  • Understanding the need from the stakeholders for such of a system (which healthcare data is interesting to share and with who?)
  • Understanding where it would be more useful (single organization with single premise, single organization with multiple premises, single organization with multiple premises cross border, multiple organizations with different combinations)
  • Understanding the key actors for information sharing in HCO and information system suppliers and how it might be grouped, e.g. according to level of responsibility, role, health sector context, etc.
  • Information on previous tools/knowledge/experience and any common/local policy or standards that will apply to the information sharing system