The EuroREACH project is an international collaboration to improve access to and use of healthcare data and to enhance cross-country comparisons of health system performance.
Over the last ten years there has been an increased investment in European and international initiatives to improve health data for cross-country research. The major impetus behind this movement has been to help national policy-makers assess the health status of their populations and to monitor how health care systems perform compared to other countries. However, major challenges remain due to compartmentalization of health data initiatives and a lack of comparability across countries.
The EuroREACH project aims to overcome these challenges by collaborating with and evaluating international and national health information systems and health data projects. EuroREACH ultimately aims to enhance the quality of comparative health systems analysis and performance measurement.