STEP BY STEP, BUILDING STRONGER HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
The result: a series of pilot programmes that demonstrate the power of concrete solutions to improve the sustainability of healthcare systems. Each programme falls under at least one of the three pillars of sustainable healthcare: prevention and early intervention, patient empowerment and reorganisation of care delivery. The most successful pilots are scaled up and every project proves that even small changes have the potential to make a big impact. The power of pilot programmes is that they serve as examples; models that can be adapted to different countries, languages and health systems.
- Austria – Psoriasis Patient Coaches
- Belgium – Activ84worK
- Canada – Alberta gets Fit for Work
- Denmark – A Solution Catalogue with nine solutions
- Finland – Advancing Healthcare Sustainability
- France – Carmelia
- Germany – The “Simply Irreplaceable!” Initiative
- Greece – Instituting National Health Insurance
- Greece – Re-organising Emergency Hospital Care
- Ireland – A Journey of Innovation & Partnership
- Israel – Reboot – AbbVie Innovation Forum
- Italy – A Micro-Simulation Model
- Netherlands – Towards more Effective Treatments
- Norway – “We Care!” A Work/Life Balance Initiative
- Poland – “Healthy – Active – Constructive”
- Portugal – IS2 Portugal Sustainable Health Initiative
- Romania – The “Hands with Life” Initiative
- Slovakia – A study to facilitate patient education
- Spain – Fit for Life: Living longer, Living Better
- Sweden – A Solutions Catalogue
- Sweden: IBD Home – Patient disease self-monitoring
- Switzerland – Development for Hospitals: A Manual
- Turkey – Gaziantep University Early Arthritis Clinic
- UK – The Hepatitis C Partnership
- UK – The Shared Decision-Making Tool
- UK – Early Intervention Clinic for MSDs
Italy – A Micro-Simulation Model
AbbVie Italy supported the construction of a dynamic micro-simulation model on health demand in Europe. The model will attempt to replicate individual healthcare choices and will include the evolution of personal characteristics according to real life events.
There is a real need to understand what health expenditures might be in the future, what is driving rising costs, what impact medical innovations may have on healthcare and what short-medium-and long-term effects health policies aimed at improving primary and secondary interventions can have on health expenditure and outcomes.
The model will provide policymakers and decision-makers with information and evidence that will help them to make informed decisions and lead to huge economic, social and health benefits. The model can be reproduced at different levels and for across therapeutic areas.
The initial version of the model will be focused mainly on the role of prevention policies in individual health status and health demand. The model will be calibrated to provide answers on the role of prevention in trying to reduce the incidence and prevalence of chronic and some infectious diseases such as Hepatitis C.
The model will provide estimates on the stream of costs and benefits that potential healthcare prevention policies can determine on the Italian population and on a set of 11 EU enabling policymakers to have a better understanding of the beneficial role that prevention policies can have at EU level.
Spotlight on Prevention: When, Who and How?
Unhealthy lifestyles and lack of physical activity are key factors in the development of chronic diseases. Early prevention and diagnosis, better education, and above all collaboration among governments, patient organizations, and industry are crucial to prevent chronic diseases from arising.