Gudrun Audur Hardardottir, Arild Faxvaag, Heidi Gilstad, Hannele Hyppönen, Lars Jerlvall, Maarit Kangas, Sabine Koch, Christian Nøhr, Thomas Pehrsson, Jarmo Reponen, Vivian Vimarlund, and Åke Walldius
Nordic Council of Ministers
The Nordic eHealth Research Network was established in 2012 as a forum for policy makers and researchers to jointly work towards measurable policy goals and data that can be exploited to steer decision making related to goals and their implementation. This report describes first results of the Network: eHealth policy analysis and first common Nordic eHealth indicators. The results show similarities and also some differences in the eHealth policies, priorities and implementation. Interesting similarities and differences in availability and use of eHealth services in the Nordic countries were found with the first comparable eHealth indicators. The results create a basis for Evidence-based policy making as well as benchmarking and learning best practices from each other.