2nd Chrodis Plus Newsletter

From our CHRODIS Partners: The CHRODIS PLUS Joint Action is a high-level response by the EU to alleviate the burden of chronic diseases in the EU Member States and beyond. The 36 month-long project is now in its 16th month with the first solid results, including completed national policy dialogues, ground set for the implementation…

Twenty years of healthcare quality.

R.I.P. the European Society for Quality in Healthcare by David Somekh Twenty years ago to this month a group of twelve leaders of European national healthcare quality societies met at the ISQuA (International Society for Quality Assurance in health) conference in Budapest. The meeting was convened by Charles Shaw, who at that time was the ISQuA President.…

Ignoring Gravity: The Future is already here! It’s just not evenly distributed

By Tobias Gantner About the HealthCare Futurists  The HealthCare Futurists GmbH was found in April 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany. We look back at a steady revenue growth and a significant number of satisfied and returning customers from different industry strata that are all interested in healthcare, medicine and life-sciences. Our motto is: We. Safe. Patients. This means, it…

Primary Care: This time it’s Personal

By Bernie Merkel I normally steer well away from personal anecdotes when writing about healthcare issues. I find that individuals’ experiences, however fascinating, upsetting or, even occasionally, uplifting they may be, inevitably present only a very limited, and often distorted view of the overall situation. But I am going to ignore my own rule and tell…

Newsflash SHAFE

Final version of joint statement on Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments (SHAFE) presented and published 12 November EHFF is one of a whole group of associated partners who supported the framework policy group on the above subject, which was led by Caritas Coimbra in the person of Carina Dantas and by Willeke van Staalduinen of AFE…