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
Sweden – A Solutions Catalogue
AbbVie Sweden has supported the drafting of a Catalogue of Solutions to address the issue of sustainability in the Swedish healthcare system. This catalogue has been produced through extensive interaction with leading Swedish healthcare actors
The Swedish Government has forecast an increase in healthcare costs of 30% up to 2050.
Prevention and Early detection:
• Expand the PEP-process (patientens egen provtagning, “the patient performing his/her own test”), where rheuma- patients are granted direct access to lab services.
• Expand the “PER” (Patientens Egen Registrering, “the patient´s own registration”) were the patient is offered a web-based service where he/she can register his / her status and complaints covering a number of dimensions.
• Select the National Guidelines for treatment of chronic disease conditions and develop it into a guide to healthcare that can be read and understood by patients in general.
Re-organisation of care:
• Develop a tagging-system for referrals and patient records that allows patients to follow their progress along the care path. The project will be performed in cooperation with a region where existing conditions make this possible.
• Support the Regional Cancer Centres in their attempt to implement the “Cancer Path” system.
The report reveals the need to achieve wider system adoption of these and other solutions that would make the health system more sustainable. The report has concluded five strategies and recommendations to create a new National Framework that will harness public and private sector thinking, providing solutions to complex health system issues and making the Swedish health system more sustainable.
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.