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 successful implementation, and its effective adoption in other countries.

With many countries prompting reforms, there is much to be learnt from country comparison. However, drag-and-drop solutions do not always work when applied in different settings, even if addressing similar challenges. Successfully transferring of policies requires a deeper understanding of the factors that determine the success or the failure of a solution.

On Thursday, 19 November 2020 from 10.30 to 11.45, the TO-REACH project will host a session on its Strategic Research Agenda, which provides a European strategy to advance understanding of the adoption, implementation and potential scale-up of service and policy innovations, while also addressing their translation to other settings within and across countries.

The session, moderated by Mr. George Valiotis, EHMA Interim Executive Director, will feature renowned speakers. Dr. Nick Fahy, Expert adviser on innovation and implementation at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies; Senior Researcher at Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences; Research Fellow, Green Templeton College; University of Oxford will open a session with a keynote on ‘How to bring about constructive change in health systems and the impact of TO-REACH and its Strategic Research Agenda’. The session will also include presentations from Dr. Johan Hansen, Senior Researcher at Nivel, and Prof. Ellen Nolte, Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Ms. Sabrina Montante, Senior Advisor for EU Affairs at the Italian National Health Service (Istituto Superiore di Sanità – ISS) and Project Coordinator will close the session discussing the future of the TO-REACH project.

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