The 'Health in Europe: Information and Data Interface' (Heidi) website was launched on 3 May 2012 by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumers.
HEIDI is an internet-based wiki that presents reliable and comparable data about health in the EU. Although Heidi has been set up by the Commission, the content is written by European health experts, who are responsible for their contributions and can directly upload and edit information. The Heidi wiki users are also able to create ‘my reports’ by selecting articles and graphs from the wiki into a single document that can be saved or printed as a PDF or html file.
HEIDI is a tool that collects, updates and shares information about health in Europe, for example on health status, health determinants, diseases, health systems, trends, institutional and policy aspects - and much more. Health data and indicators in the HEIDI wiki are constantly being added to and updated.
The data can be sorted per year, by country and by region, allowing at-a-glace comparisons across the years and between Member States and regions in the EU. For a selection of health topics, the tool allows for the data to be presented in a variety of graphs - line chart, bar chart, map chart and table chart.