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The new 2015 Euro Health Consumer Index will be published here tomorrow, January 26

Published 25/1/2016

Det nya Euro Health Consumer Index 2015 publiceras här i morgon, den 26 januari. Health Consumer Powerhouse i Aftonbladet om de svenska vårdköerna

EHCI 2014 – Do The Netherlands Actually Have the Best Healthcare System in Europe

Published 24/11/2015

November 24, 2015: Arne Bjornberg addresses the Dutch parliament how to make the best European healthcare system even better! Click here to download the presentation (pdf).

Seminarium med Global Utmaning

Published 27/10/2015

Vad kan Sverige lära av Europas mest framgångsrika sjukvårdssystem? Är det inte dags att överge i första hand den dogmatiska primärvården, som lett till Europas längsta vårdköer? Vid frukostseminariet den 27 oktober 2015 vid tankesmedjan Global Utmaning redovisar Johan Hjertqvist hur Sverige skiljer sig från andra länder och varför det vore klokt att tänka nytt. […]

The Netherlands – the reluctant European champion

Published 10/9/2015

Presentation by Johan Hjertqvist, September 8, 2015, for the Task Force Health Care of the Netherlands. Click here to download the presentation (pdf).

Johan Hjertqvist lectures at inaugural medical travelling summit, IMTJ in London, April 15-16, 2015.

Published 16/4/2015

Medical travelling meets a lot of expectations among patients and care providers. Yet, there has been tons of marketing but little real action. One explanation is the lack of user-friendly, reliable information, claims HCP President Johan Hjertqvist in this presentation at the International Medical Travelling Summit, April 15-16 in London. Click here to download the […]

With NCP:s a dead end, cross-border care still an EU illusion?

Published 1/4/2015

The National Contacts Points (NCP) are a flop. The NCP:s were intended to be the patient entrance to medical treatment in another EU country, according to the cross-border care directive. A new HCP study shows that with a few exceptions, these websites lack most of the information necessary for practical guidance. Is the European Commission […]

With NCP:s a dead end, cross-border care still an EU illusion?

Published 1/4/2015

The National Contacts Points (NCP) are a flop. The NCP:s were intended to be the patient entrance to medical treatment in another EU country, according to the cross-border care directive. A new HCP study shows that with a few exceptions, these websites lack most of the information necessary for practical guidance. Is the European Commission […]

Photos and Video from the EHCI 2014 Launch

Published 29/1/2015

Click on an image to enlarge. Keynote speech: “Health System Performance Assessment: reconciling the measurable with the meaningful” Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Health commissioner The EHCI 2014 outcomes Dr. Arne Bjornberg, Health Consumer Powerhouse “What is the secret behind the rapid growth of Macedonian healthcare performance?” Nikola Todorov, Minister of Health of the Republic of […]

Speeches from the launch of the 2014 Euro Health Consumer Index

Published 28/1/2015

Keynote speech: “Health System Performance Assessment: reconciling the measurable with the meaningful” Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Health commissioner The EHCI 2014 outcomes Dr. Arne Bjornberg, Health Consumer Powerhouse “What is the secret behind the rapid growth of Macedonian healthcare performance?” Nikola Todorov, Minister of Health of the Republic of Macedonia

The 2014 Euro Health Consumer Index

Published 27/1/2015

In spite of financial crisis, European healthcare keeps improving – but the equity gap widens The Netherlands stays on top, with many surprising moves among the 36 ranked countries In spite of financial crisis-induced austerity measures, such as restrictions on the increase of healthcare spend, European healthcare keeps producing better results. Survival rates of heart […]