EIT Health’s High Value Care Forum is the new strategic initiative aimed at supporting health care providers and professionals to transform care towards outcomes that have the highest impact and are of most importance to patients.

High value care (HVC) is the term used for the restructuring of health care delivery towards measurable outcomes that have high impact and matter most to patients. For this to occur, we need to set standards for measuring the right outcomes and incentivising the health care industry to pay for outcomes rather than services.

A centre point for high value care in Europe

Jan-Philipp Beck, EIT Health CEO, and Dr Christina Åkerman, EIT Health Senior Advisor, introduces the High Value Care Forum.

EIT Health’s HVC Forum supports health and care professionals and health care providers drive transformation in health care systems. Our resources help them to understand and adopt the measurable patient-focused approach HVC demands.

Having identified a lack of adequate training opportunities around the implementation of HVC, the HVC Forum is addressing this need by:

  • providing education and training for health care professionals, patients, families and carers, decision makers, and policymakers
  • sharing best practice about how to implement HVC.

Case study library

Discover how leading health care pioneers have already made the switch to HVC, and access the EIT Health Implementation Matrix in the Implementing Value-Based Health Care In Europe Report – a framework to guide the successful implementation of HVC into real-world settings.

Santeon (Private hospital)

Within 18 months of introducing its HVC plan, Santeon, a Dutch group of private teaching hospitals, reduced reoperations due to breast cancer complications by up to 74 per cent and cut unnecessary inpatient stays by almost 30 percent across its seven hospitals.

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Martini-Klinik (Condition specific provider)

A private centre focusing on prostate cancer care, Martini-Klinik is the leading treatment centre worldwide, in both volume and outcomes. Their strategy centres entirely on outcome measurement, team cohesion and continuous improvement – also known as the “Martini Principle”. Impressive outcomes from the centre include an 11 times lower rate of severe incontinence versus the German average, and a 55% lower rate of severe erectile dysfunction one year post-surgery.

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Diabeter (Outpatient chronic care clinic)

A Dutch group of certified clinics that specialise in comprehensive and individualised care for children and young adults with type 1 diabetes. They achieved superior outcomes through the rigorous pursuit of outcome measurement.

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Basel University Hospital (Public hospital)

Basel University Hospital
As one of five Swiss university hospitals, Basel University Hospital (USB) was the first to implement HVC in 2016. Through combined top-down and bottom-up efforts, USB medical teams began with two conditions and expanded to nine within two years.

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Uppsala Academic Hospital (Public hospital)

Uppsala Academic Hospital
In 2013, Uppsala, a large academic hospital in Sweden, launched its HVC transformation plan. Its ambulance unit went on to reduce the number of unnecessary dispatches by 17% and time to dispatch by nearly 19% without affecting patient outcomes.

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GLA:D (Network of independent caregivers)

Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) is a non-profit organisation training and certifying physiotherapists to deliver neuromuscular exercise therapy to patients with osteoarthritis. With more than 800 sites and 1,300 certified caregivers across five countries in 2019, the GLA:D initiative helped 50,000 patients to maximise outcomes.

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NHS Wales (Health system)

NHS Wales
In 2017, NHS Wales developed a portal for standardised patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) collection for 31 care pathways, with questionnaires available in English and validated Welsh translations. Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) has been a pioneer in collecting PROMS for over 20 conditions with a 77% response rate through the use of smartphones.

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The Netherlands Heart Registry (Third party quality registry)

The Netherlands Heart Registry
The Netherlands Heart Registry (NHR) is a non-profit organisation facilitating a HVC programme for cardiac diseases across 22 Dutch heart centres. Through public reporting, NHR serves cardiac patients and health system users in making outcome data visible and patient choice possible.

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Menzis (Private payer)

A leading insurer in the Netherlands, Menzis covers approximately 13 per cent of the population. Through its HVC strategy, Menzis offers Dutch providers bundled payment contracts based on outcome and cost measurements.

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EIT Health High Value Care Forum Advisory Board

The EIT Health High Value Care Forum is a pioneering endeavour in Europe, and as such EIT Health wanted to secure engagement and guidance from world-class experts based on their knowledge and experience in the field. The EIT Health High Value Care Forum Advisory Board will provide strategic advice to the EIT Health Management Board on the development of the EIT Health High Value Care Forum.

We are honoured to have their support in this exciting journey towards making high value care transformation a reality.

Find out more about the members of the Advisory Board here.