HCP News August 2014

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HCP Newsletter August 2014

Welcome to follow the launch of the 2014 Euro Diabetes Index!

Where in Europe do you find the best diabetes care?
The new Euro Diabetes Index reveals where there has been improvement and standstill in the development of diabetes care in 30 countries

The 2014 Euro Diabetes Index will be presented September 17, during the EADS congress in Vienna (50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). 

Already in 2008 Health Consumer Powerhouse (HCP) analysed care conditions for people with diabetes. The very first Euro Diabetes Index (EDI) provided a platform for awareness and systematic improvement. Now is the time to assess progress over the past six years. What is in a pan-European best practice for diabetes – and what would it take to get there?

We have the pleasure of inviting you to attend the EDI congress seminar September 17 09:00 – 11:00, with a simultaneous, open-for-all webinar. (Physical attendance to the launch requires congress registration). Please register for the seminar by sending your name, title, organisation and “EDI launch seminar” no later than September 10 to: info@healthpowerhouse.com !

To take part in the webcast, go to healthpowerhouse.com (web link to become active at launch day). This will allow you access for free to the launch seminar and to insert questions to the moderator. No registration is required for participation in the webinar.

Launch seminar program September 17:

Introduction and welcome
Johan Hjertqvist, HCP Founder & President.

Presentation of the Euro Diabetes Index 2014
Dr. Beatriz Cebolla, EDI project manager.

Panel comments:
What does the Index mean to the diabetes physician community?
Prof Thomas Wascher, President of the Austrian Diabetes Association (OEDG).

The usefulness of the index for advocacy, increasing awareness and pointing to good practice
Mrs Sandra Brsec, Croatia, IDF Europe board member.

“Aha! – a family doctors approach to diabetes prevention”. Early detection of patients with an existing DTM2 through screening; a regional project in Schleswig.
Dr. med. Carsten Petersen, Diabetes-Schwerpunktpraxis Internistische Gemeinschaftspraxis SL, Germany.

Reviewing regional practices and performance in Slovenia after the implementation of the National Diabetes strategy
Dr. Jelka Zalatel, Co-Chair of National Diabetes Programme coordination group, Ministry of Health of Slovenia.

A good diabetes registry critical for articulating and measuring progress of diabetes policies
Dr. Fred Storms, Senior Advisor to CBO Dutch National Institute for Quality in Health Care, the Netherlands.

Integrated approach to tackle diabetes and other chronic diseases for a greater impact in European health: The Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle (CHRODIS-JA)
Dr. Juan Riese, Spain, Scientific and Technical Advisor and Coordinator of the Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle (CHRODIS-JA) Health Institute Carlos III.

Discussion, Q & A session, open for moderated webinar questions

Summary & close
Dr. Arne Björnberg, HCP chairman and head of Index production.

IDF Europe (International Diabetes Federation, European Region) has supported this project. The actual contribution to the EDI project was limited. A high number of patient organization representatives contributed giving their feedbacks on the indicators, filling out the online questionnaire.

The Euro Diabetes Index project has received an unrestricted research grant from MSD.

You are welcome to subscribe to the EDI newsletter. Please mail your name, e-mail address and "Newsletter" to: info@healthpowerhouse.com.

All published HCP indices are freely available at healthpowerhouse.com.

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