We’ve identified six of the most urgent healthcare challenges facing society, and we’re dedicated to finding solutions that will strengthen healthcare systems, promote better health of citizens, and contribute to a sustainable health economy in Europe.
Reforming Care Pathways
From diagnosis to treatment, care pathways are essential, yet current strategies focus heavily on the treatment phase. We are extending care pathways to provide end-to-end care before the onset of disease through to end-of-life support. And, we are optimising long-term care to enable people with chronic conditions to live as well as possible.
We’re uniquely placed to accelerate the modernisation of healthcare systems in Europe. We bring together innovators and pool their talent to overcome fragmentation across healthcare delivery and create a sustainable healthcare system that can support an ageing society.
Healthcare data provides rich insight into diseases and, when used efficiently, it will open up new possibilities. It will deliver prediction models for early diagnosis, enhance treatment and inform how we can lead healthier lives. We want to exhaust the wealth of healthcare data available across Europe to improve the lives of patients and citizens.
Bringing Care Home
We are tackling the health challenges of an ageing population by prioritising innovative solutions that support healthcare delivery in the home and away from the hospital, improving health outcomes. Significantly enhancing the integration of health and social care will be vital in ensuring European citizens receive optimal treatment while reducing pressure on hospital services.
Health in the Workplace
In Europe, work-related stress affects one in four employees, leading to significant levels of absence – this is just one of the many work related conditions we need to address. We want to improve workplace health at every level through better education, improved personal awareness and helping to make healthy choices easier.
Fostering Healthier Lives
Patients and citizens in Europe are at the centre of what we do. We want to change lifestyle behaviours by creating the tools and incentives for patients that help protect their health, preventing early ageing and reducing disease and disability.
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