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OptiMedium October 2016

WHO appoints Dr Oliver Gröne to Expert Advisory Group

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently established the Health Data Collaborative expert advisory group. Dr Oliver Gröne, Head of Research & Development at OptiMedis AG, is one of the newly appointed members. The project objective is the improvement of the analysis of healthcare data in cooperation with various countries, and the promotion of sustainable development in the health sector.

Planning, implementation and evaluation of health-related goals for sustainable development requires accurate and current data, to which many countries do not yet have access. In addition, health data is often institutionally fragmented – there is vital signs data, healthcare data, public health data, environmental health data etc. This complicates decisions about which processes and interventions would most effectively improve public health. The Expert Advisory Group aims to address these problems and achieve, through the merger, improved coordination amongst the key global partners. Oliver Gröne will contribute expertise in the specialist group for “Measurement of quality of care”, which is concerned with the concrete issues of assessing the quality of care through the use of routine data.

Besides the WHO, the World Bank Group, the United Nations, UNICEF, specialist organizations and foundations, such as the CDC, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Fund as well as the governments of various countries are participating. Germany is represented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as the German Society for International Cooperation.

Click here for more information on the Health Data Collaborative.