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
Denmark – A Solution Catalogue with nine solutions
AbbVie Denmark has instigated the Partnership for Sustainable Healthcare. The Partnership includes participants from the Danish Parliament, regions, municipalities, patient organizations, research institutions, trade unions, professional organisations, and private enterprise and aims to discuss and develop ideas for sustainable healthcare solutions.
The results were compiled in the Solution Catalogue, featuring nine solutions:
• A survey that charts the long- term effects of rehabilitation for everyday living
• Open outpatient clinics that ensures patient contact with health professionals takes place when appropriate and needed by the patient
• Local Parkinson’s support personnel that bridge the gap between specialist interventions in hospitals and care in the community
• Generic measurements of individuals’ ability to master their situation
• Greater collaboration between healthcare and employment- related agencies
• Individualised support that make those with limited resources more self-reliant by giving them increased access to municipality and regional services
• Taking account of the individual’s own goals, resources and circumstances, when providing health services
• Patient schools run by patient organisations
• Physical training for patients with back conditions.
The Partnership has created specific sustainable solutions that can be scaled to national level and replicable across Denmark and in other healthcare systems.
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.