Lessons from the first wave: the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)

Cross-Country Analysis


Lessons from the first wave: the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)

COVID-19 has posed huge challenges for Europe’s health systems but also for European solidarity.

The WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Commission have worked to maintain an international perspective and, as part of their efforts, called on the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Its response was the HSRM platform. HSRM helps countries systematically capture how they are tackling COVID. It allows policy makers to see immediately how others are ‘governing’ transmission, resources and service delivery. They can identify common issues and share practice. HSRM has also provided the raw material for cross-cutting analysis of key policy questions. This combination of information and analysis has generated learning. What’s more, it has helped assert the importance of countries coming together in the face of an international health emergency. Full article here