Design principles of a central metadata repository as a key element of an integrated health information system
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.
Representatives from the IT sector, policy, and health research
|SLHS Lead:||Information management institute, University of Neuchatel|
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