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
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.
Carmelia: an innovative e-health tool to support IBD patients. IBD such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are chronic debilitating conditions, with flare-ups frequently resulting in sick leaves or reduced workability. Carmelia was designed based on new technologies as a mobile application for patients and a secure web portal for healthcare professionals. The mobile app provides a wide range of functionalities, offering patients the possibility to daily monitor symptoms and share data with their healthcare professionals through the web portal.
The use of Carmelia is expected to improve both patient management of their chronic disease as well as the efficiency of healthcare.
A clinical and medico-economic study will be conducted in 2016 to assess key parameters such as patient satisfaction, treatment adherence and potential cost-savings.
The initiative could be replicable across other countries and scalable with feasible development of similar applications in other chronic diseases.
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.