Primary care performance monitoring in Portugal: Benefits of an integrated information system (2018)




Portugal is on a journey to a high-performing health system. The 2005 primary health care reform lies at the core of this successful endeavour. The reform consists of a comprehensive transformation of the traditional hierarchical model of care towards larger multiprofile teams managing population health with an emphasis on technology and networking. As part of the reform, an integrated primary care performance monitoring system has been developed to connect, manage, validate and optimize health care processes and outcomes.