Building Better Healthcare Systems:
The ESG Gets to Work
The coalition of healthcare stakeholders is working to improve the long-term sustainability of healthcare systemsRead more
A Demographic Crunch
As Europe's population gets older, healthcare systems face serious challengesRead more
How E-health Could Transform Healthcare
New technologies have the potential to radically alter healthcareRead more
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PASSION, VISION AND ACTION: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ESG’S MARY HARNEY
Mary Harney’s pragmatic approach to the challenges facing healthcare systems.
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Piloting Sustainable Healthcare Solutions
France – Carmelia
Carmelia (CARnet MEdical de LIAison) is an inventive liaison medical file which aims to enable patients suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) to better manage their disease and stay connected with their healthcare professionals. Measuring the impact of Carmelia from both patient benefits and medico-economic perspectives will help advocate for healthcare transformation towards policy makers.