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
AbbVie Sweden, in collaboration with Telia and including development input from other stakeholders*, has developed a new mobile-based service for patients with IBD to allow them to monitor their disease from home while ensuring constant monitoring by their healthcare providers.
How it works
Patients are enrolled in IBD Home by their healthcare providers. They then download the Telia HomeCare and IBDoc apps to their smartphones and pick up an IBD Home self-testing kit at the pharmacy. From the comfort of their own homes, patients can perform self-tests, track the results on the app and make note of any changes in their daily symptoms.
The data is securely transferred to the Swedish registry SWIBREG, which then flags results that are outside of the normal ranges to the patient’s healthcare provider for follow-up.
The objectives of IBD Home for patients include:
• Enhanced freedom with disease control
• Continuous monitoring
• Better understanding of their disease
• Improved disease management
• Fewer doctor’s visits and trips to the hospital
• Patients are active participants in managing their condition
• More complete, regular information for HCPs to analyse
The objectives of IBD Home for the Swedish healthcare system include:
• Reducing the need for doctor’s appointments and hospital visits by improving disease management
• Better use of healthcare resources: preventing flare-ups is less costly than treating them
• Freeing up resources for patients with more urgent needs, thereby improving access to healthcare
* IBD Home is developed by Telia in close collaboration with AbbVie, Swedish Health Care, Mag- och tarmförbundet (the Swedish gastroenterology patients’ association), the national quality register and decision tool, SWIBREG, and the company behind the home-based fecal calprotectin test, Bühlmann.
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.