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
Switzerland – Development for Hospitals: A Manual
AbbVie Switzerland has supported the creation of a manual with the aims of supporting small and middle sized hospitals to rethink organisation of care, decreasing the effort needed for a hospital to reposition itself and to support collaboration and integrated care between different players in the Swiss Healthcare system.
The Swiss healthcare system is facing challenges regarding finances, shortage of qualified personal and lack of effective partnerships between healthcare providers. The density of hospitals is very high and so the competition among hospitals is fierce and is rising since introduction of DRG- related payments in 2012.
The manual was tested as a pilot within a hospital. Learnings from this pilot project have been incorporated into the overall strategy manual.
As a consequence, topics like corporate strategy, a clear positioning and relevant cooperation between hospitals are becoming more relevant in order to stay successful.
Increased collaboration between hospitals and other healthcare players will reduce costs and increase quality of services.
The project is highly reproducible, as the published manual will decrease the effort needed by any hospital to effect change and reorganisation.
In the past, particularly in small and middle sized hospitals, the management was primarily focused on process optimisation and quality management. Each of the process steps will then be described in detail, enriched with figures and tips for additional literature.
Under a multi-stakeholder partnership between several hospital directors, AbbVie, and PwC, a professional healthcare consulting company, a draft strategy manual for hospitals has been developed and published in May 2015.
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.