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
Poland – “Healthy – Active – Constructive”
Healthy and active ageing is a challenge for Europe and in particular for Poland. State institutions need to create the best possible conditions for work, helping people to obtain and maintain employment while preventing forced early retirement and supporting a faster return to work after illness. Creating such conditions requires a holistic approach, going beyond the existing “silos” of competence.
In order to effect change in the system and promote sustainability, the Healthy Ageing Foundation has established a 26-month project. The Foundation is responsible for the coordination of a multi-stakeholder initiative, to endorse achievements and present them to public and non-public entities.
The project promotes cooperation with healthcare policymakers in order to design solutions for the continuum of care (early diagnosis = early interventions) and quality issues. The project aims to build and leverage a multi-stakeholder platform to foster dialogue with key authorities aimed at achieving a comprehensive value proposition. It will implement the concept of indirect cost in priority-setting policy using a holistic approach to health, resulting in a shift from cost of health provision to investment in health of the society.
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.