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Design principles of a central metadata repository

The Swiss Health System is a complex system with different groups of actors for which data is collected and analyzed using various methods, leading to a large heterogeneity and dispersion of available data. The specificities of a Swiss Health System favor a hybrid infrastructure to manage the heterogeneity and dispersion of Swiss health-related data. This policy brief shows the importance of a metadata management infrastructure to identify and describe health data resources and highlights several essential key elements for the design of a metadata repository and also raises important practical questions.

 

Stakeholder(s): Representatives from the IT sector, policy, and health research

SLHS Lead: Information management institute, University of Neuchatel

Author: Eliane Maalouf, Alessio De Santo, Paul Cotofrei, Kilian Stoffel

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Stakeholder dialogue summary: Download PDF

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