The support tool is based on existing tools developed by WHO's Health Metrics Network. This tool covers all the phases related to health information strategy development – from assessment of the current state of health information systems, through strategy development and implementation to evaluation. Moreover, it addresses all the different elements of health information systems, such as governance, databases and resources. This allows flexible use of the tool: Member States can either apply it as a whole or pick out specific phases or elements that require particular attention or have priority in their national contexts. The support tool has been set up to accommodate the diverse situations of health information systems and strategies within the WHO European Region.

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