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
Portugal – IS2 Portugal Sustainable Health Initiative
The IS2 Portugal Sustainable Health project proposes a framework focused on information availability and the measurement of the impacts from government, public companies and individual healthcare expenditure on the economy. By measuring these impacts, the initiative aims to inform the decision-making processes for a sustainable health system.
One of the key issues facing health systems around the world is not the volume of information produced by the healthcare system but rather a failure to analyse it effectively and put it to use towards drafting better policies and making better health system decisions.
The results of the initiative reinforce the idea that effective spending in health should be viewed as an investment rather than a burden on public and private budgets.
The Portuguese project aims to design a measurement tool for estimating the economic return on investment (ROI) in overall healthcare and a methodology to assess the return from health and wellness corporate programmes.
The current initiative will serve as the basis for a new index of Healthcare Sustainability in Portugal that integrates economic return, quality indicators and citizen perceptions to be presented on a yearly basis. This index can be replicated within health systems across Europe and beyond.
It will bring together insights from an expert panel and the citizen perception of quality and value of the NHS and promote the development of information management skills within professionals from the healthcare system.
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.