BLOG POST BY Joan Griffith Tell, PhD, Director of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, Corporate Product Stewardship and Science Group of Global Safety and the Environment, MSD, USA COVID-19 has highlighted our vulnerability to infectious diseases. We’ve experienced first-hand the public health and economic costs associated with not having the diagnostics, treatments, or vaccines we […]
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Teleworking and psychophysical health – Meet a Movement Specialist at EHMA 2020
In these times of teleworking that annoying soreness to neck, head, shoulders, or lower back is so common but very few people know how to manage it. Sometimes we struggle to focus and we are inexplicably tired without having done anything special. This year, as #EHMA2020 is digital and you will be sitting in front […]
Digitalisation & AI in healthcare
The ever-rising demand for care puts healthcare systems under increased pressure to deliver better care to more people at lower cost. In this context, physicians, nurses and support staff are juggling the challenges of patient care with increased administration, while managers deal with staffing issues and increasing pressure to reduce costs. Those working in healthcare face professional […]
Environmental sustainability in the health sector: a shared ambition and collective efforts
At EHMA 2020, on Tuesday, 17 November at 14.45 we will have a session titled ‘ Environmental sustainability in the health sector: a shared ambition and collective efforts’. The session will touch upon the topic of environmental sustainability in health systems, starting with the existing regulatory processes in place as well as current policy discussions […]
Healthcare systems challenges to managing Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is associated with lower respiratory tract infections resulting in approximately 34 million cases each year in children less than 5 years and responsible for an estimated 160,000 deaths per year worldwide. The disease and economic burden of RSV are poorly documented and private-public partnerships are required to use existing data and […]
Resilient health systems: evidence from the State of Health in the EU Country Profiles
The idea of resilient health systems has been gaining traction among policymakers and is now particularly cogent in the wake of the challenges that countries are facing in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. In this workshop on Tuesday, 17 November at 14.45, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies will present the resilience framework that […]
What will be the lasting legacies of COVID-19 for the next generation of healthcare workers?
A blog post by Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer, Royal Philips When the COVID-19 pandemic first began to unfold, my immediate concerns were with how to help save the lives of people suffering from COVID-19. Then it became clear that people with other diseases and conditions were also suffering due to delayed appointments, surgeries and […]
Implementing integrated care: a guidebook for managers
EHMA Members, Prof. Dr. Henk Nies (Vilans) and Dr. Axel Kaehne (Edge Hill University) recently edited a book for managers on how to implement integrated care, soon to be published by Emerald Publishing. This session, taking place on Wednesday, 18 November at 15.15 will take up some of the main themes contained in this book, […]
Improving healthcare quality in Europe – how can we align different strategies?
Quality of care is one of the most frequently quoted principles of health policy, and a priority on the policy agenda at different levels. However, the understanding of the term and what it encompasses varies. What is more, evidence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different quality strategies is not always readily available for policy-makers, […]
Special Interest Group on Governance
At the EHMA 2019 Conference the Good Governance Institute (GGI) launched a Special Interest Group on governance. This year, at EHMA 2020, GGI will be exploring good governance across Europe in more detail and continue the conversation on the changing landscape of healthcare. On Thursday, 19 November at 12.00 the session will start with Professor […]
Mindfulness for a kinder world – Morning Meditation at EHMA 2020
In these turbulent times, mindfulness is a powerful practice to help develop a calm mind that is consequently less affected by external events. Therefore, at #EHMA2020 we have arranged for two morning meditation sessions with mindfulness certified teacher Beate Trück from Brussels Mindfulness. Mindfulness skills can contribute to better mental health, wellbeing and decision-making. In […]
Morning Yoga at EHMA 2020
Every day we struggle to reach higher goals, to do more and better than the day before. It is easy to get caught in a vicious circle of continuous unsatisfaction, which may lead to stress and anxiety, also exacerbated by the current pandemic. Yoga practice can help. On a deeper level, yoga can change your […]
AI transforming Cardiovascular Care
Despite the significant advances in the diagnosis and treatments, Cardiovascular disease (CVD) still represents the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to cardiovascular disease management and care. On Wednesday, 18 November at 12.15, within the framework of the My City-Lab project – an ambitious project financed by the European […]
Everything you always wanted to know about European Union health policies but were afraid to ask
What does the European Union mean for health? What can it mean for health? During this session on Tuesday, 17 November at 18.15, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies will present its book ‘Everything you always wanted to know about European Union health policies but were afraid to ask’. Facilitated by Dr. Matthias […]
Horizon 2030: seven universal trends for future care
At #EHMA2020, on Tuesday, 17 November at 10.30, we are pleased to have a session on ‘Horizon 2030: seven universal trends for future care’ hosted by NVTZ, an independent association that stands for responsible supervision in care and welfare institutions. With and for more than 4000 members, NVTZ work on professionalisation and support of the […]
Value-based healthcare: What, How and Why
On Tuesday, 17 November from 10.30 to 12.00, the University of Groningen will host a session on the topic of Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC). The session will see the participation of Dr. Esther Metting, Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen; Dr. Oskar Roemeling, Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen; Ewoud Stapersma, MSc, Project Leader […]
Alternative payment methods: showcasing the Dutch experiences
In the Dutch healthcare system of regulated market competition, competing health insurers contract with health providers in order to secure healthcare services for their insurees against the best possible conditions (quality, cost, accessibility). In order to accomplish these objectives, insurers experiment with alternative payment methods, such as bundled payments, shared savings agreements, and value-based payments. […]
Value-based management of healthcare organisations
The need for value-based management in healthcare is well established and few doubt its usefulness. The Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) has been actively promoting value-based management in healthcare for years, and their key message is “start measuring outcomes”. On Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 13.30-14.45, the Nordic Health Group will host their session on ‘Value-based management of healthcare […]
Building on value-based healthcare: towards a health system perspective
Health policy makers around the world have long shown interest in the value created by health systems and this preoccupation will likely intensify in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing global recession. The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies will host a session on Thursday, 19 November 2020 at 09.00-10.15 […]
Vaccination and health systems sustainability: how to prioritise vaccines investment in a post-COVID world
Preventative approaches are fundamental in reducing the burden of preventable diseases. Historically European health systems have effectively prevented the spread of diseases and save costs through vaccination and immunisation programs. Nevertheless, more efforts are needed to systematically increase the reach of vaccination benefits across all communities throughout the EU Member States. Continuing the conversation around the […]
A fresh look at hospitals: where do they fit in healthcare systems?
Health and healthcare systems in European countries and elsewhere are perpetually stressed – with rising demand and technical capabilities, yet always limited available resources. Within health systems, the institutions and facilities called ‘hospitals’ appear dominant, both in their delivery capability and costs incurred. Is this a problem? Should care delivery and resources be redirected to […]
Lost in translation? Health systems and innovation transfer
European health systems continuously embark on a range of innovative strategic reforms to maintain universal quality healthcare, whilst overcoming considerable pressures, and with finite resources. The potential to learn from the many innovations across Europe is considerable. However, there is an urgent need to identify and understand what contributes to service and policy innovation, its […]
Patients in the driver’s seat! Co-research on patient-driven innovations
Many patients and their informal caregivers wish to take a bigger part in patient care and in improving health care. Appropriate patient involvement can support patients and informal caregivers and develop their capacity to share information and perform self-care. However, few care systems and tools are designed to enable patients and their informal caregivers to […]
Healthy people need a healthy planet: Striving for more for a sustainable future
A BLOG POST By David Earnshaw, Associate Vice President, Public Policy Europe, MSD For generations now, MSD has been dedicated to helping people improve their health and wellbeing, and our mission has always been to discover, develop and provide innovative medicines and vaccines that save and improve lives around the world. Last year our medicines […]
Managing sustainable and resilient healthcare systems
When health systems are unable to respond to healthcare needs appropriately and efficiently, people can be left vulnerable.
UNIVANTS of healthcare excellence Awards 2020
The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award annually recognizes interdisciplinary care teams who collaborate across disciplines and transform healthcare delivery and ultimately patient lives. It began in 2018 as a call to action for healthcare teams to UNIFY across traditional silos and mobilize data from the clinical laboratory in AVANTE-GARDE ways to achieve measurable value for […]
Leading healthcare in a challenging environment
Discover our Plenary Session at EHMA 2020 How is the COVID-19 pandemic shaping the future of health management? European healthcare has been put to the test by the COVID-19 crisis as never before. Already strained health systems are experiencing even more pressure and new vulnerabilities are surfacing. National health systems, hospitals, Governments and the entire […]
Value-based healthcare – from data to knowledge
The need for value-based management in healthcare is well established and few doubt its usefulness. We at NHG have been actively promoting value-based management in healthcare for years, and our key message has been: start measuring outcomes.
Spotlight on the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Program
Created in 2018, the UNIVANTS of healthcare excellence program began as a call to action for healthcare teams to UNIFY across traditional silos and mobilize data from the clinical laboratory in AVANTE-GARDE ways to achieve measurable value for patients, clinicians, payors and the entire health system. The prestigious global award program was created by Abbott […]
EHMA 2020 Abstract Book
The EHMA 2020 Abstract Book, published by the European Health Management Association (EHMA), summarises the papers that will be featured in the official programme of the EHMA 2020 Annual Conference. With over 130+ abstracts, the EHMA 2020 programme will have specific sessions where authors will be able to present their research and discuss the most […]
Health workforce shortfall, a trend to be change
Health managers facing the issue of workforce development have a vital role in building resilient and robust health systems that can take on the challenges of the future.
Integrated care, a challenge for health managers
The integration of healthcare services, from primary care to rehabilitation, putting the patient and their needs at the centre, has become a key strategy to overcome these difficulties.
Is Artificial Intelligence a suitable possibility in healthcare?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already assisting humans in most of their daily routines, like dealing with emails, getting driving directions, or looking for movie recommendations. But what about AI in the healthcare sector?
Patients at the core of healthcare
Personalised care allows professionals to meet patient-specific needs, improving the quality of care, and its outcomes for patients.
Is qualitative care still a utopia?
Let’s imagine a system where patients’ satisfaction and care quality come first, and costs come second. All of this is not just a utopia anymore, but an achievable reality through the application of value-based healthcare.