How can knowledge brokering be advanced in a country’s health system? – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies – 2013

Posted on January 16, 2014. Filed under: Evidence Based Practice, Health Libnship, Knowledge Translation | Tags: |

How can knowledge brokering be advanced in a country’s health system? – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies – 2013

Authors
John N. Lavis, McMaster University, Canada and Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Govin Permanand, Evidence and Information for Policy, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Denmark
Cristina Catallo, School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Canada and McMaster University, Canada
BRIDGE Study Team, which includes Josep Figueras, Mark Leys, David McDaid, Gabriele Pastorino and John-Arne Røttingen

“What’s the problem?
• The overarching problem is that there is a lack of attention given to ‘what to do next’ to advance knowledge brokering in many European countries’
health systems. This problem can be understood by considering four sets of interrelated issues within any given country’s health system:
– untapped potential for health systems information to inform policy-making;
– missed opportunities to take stock of the current state of knowledge brokering and to prioritize enhancements to information-packaging mechanisms, enrichments to interactive knowledge-sharing mechanisms, and adaptations to organizational models that support knowledge brokering;
– lack of alignment of support for knowledge brokering, including incentives and requirements for using promising knowledge-brokering mechanisms and models; and
– limited reach of existing efforts to advance knowledge brokering.”

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