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
Finland – Advancing Healthcare Sustainability
As the Finnish government executes a comprehensive reform of healthcare in the country, AbbVie Finland is actively fostering a rich discussion on Sustainable Healthcare through a series of roundtable events.
The focus of the Sustainable Healthcare initiative in Finland is on developing workability and functionality in ageing country (challenging demographic landscape).
The Steering Group, established in March 2015, brings together representatives from across the Finnish healthcare environment, including the Finnish Medical Association, the Federation for Social Affairs and Health, the Union of Social and Healthcare Professionals, the Finnish Innovation Fund, the Finnish Student Health Service and the Federation of Finnish Financial Services. AbbVie is playing a central role as facilitator for the process.
The Steering Group is raising up need of Sustainable Healthcare in a series of breakfast roundtables. Roundtables take a deep dive into such topics as healthcare system organisation, funding, patient-centricity and accessibility, always according to government programmes and objectives.
The meetings attract a broad audience of policy-makers, ministry officials, payers, patient association representatives and other stakeholders, who gather to engage in a new, out-of-the-box kind of thinking and dynamic debate.
The four meetings scheduled between November 2015 and July 2016 culminated in the launch of a Sustainable Healthcare pilot at Suomi Areena Week. An annual political event, SuomiAreena brings together decision-makers, MPs, ministers, companies and other organisations to debate on current societal issues. The event, organised by a national television channel, afforded the initiative public visibility.
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.