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HCP Invites Sponsors

Published 23/9/2013

The 2015 Global Alzheimer Disease Index (GADI): HCP has the pleasure of inviting sponsors to engage in our two-year research venture on Alzheimer. The plan is to start the work during the spring of 2014, with a final report in the late autumn of 2015. For further information, please contact: johan.hjertqvist@healthpowerhouse.com. The 2014 Euro Health […]

Newsletter, September 2013

Published 20/9/2013

               EHCI Newsletter September 2013 Dear friends, Summer is over and a season of intense HCP launch and research is in front of us. Please take notice of the following events: 2013-14 INDEX LAUNCH PLAN: 2013 Euro Vision Scorecard (EVS) How well does European sight loss prevention and care work? What improvement is needed? This […]

New EU country recommendations:

Published 1/6/2013

The European Commission wants better value-for-money healthcare The other day the European Commission presented its´ review of the member states and recommendations for action, to meet the requirements from the stability pact and additional EU goals. For a number of members the EC points to the need for better and more sustainable policy with regard […]

Polish health insurance

Published 13/5/2013

As high quality healthcare is becoming a major issue also in Poland, the discussion develops about various insurance options. Mr Johan Hjertqvist will lecture May 17 on the HCP analysis of European healthcare systems and how to apply insurance solutions at the expert conference in Warsaw, hosted by the Polish Insurance Association (www.piu.org.pl). You can already […]

Two sides of medical tourism

Published 24/4/2013

Medical travelling, health tourism, cross-border care – when there´s a hype the labels tend to grow in numbers. Every week I get invitations to medical tourism fairs and exhibitions, activities perhaps more frequent and economically important than the travelling and treatments as such. Not least Europe east of the EU seems to catch up, with […]

Next EHCI to stress prevention

Published 23/4/2013

The work on the 7th edition of the Euro Health Consumer Index is gathering speed, with the Expert Panel meeting on April 22 in Berlin. Much of the discussion revolved around an increased emphasis on preventive medicine. “Prevention” might therefore become a separate sub-discipline in the 2013 EHCI, with three Prevention indicators being moved over […]

Oct 1: EU patient mobility to follow Powerhouse criteria

Published 15/4/2013

As decided by the European parliament in 2011, by October 2013 every citizen of the EU will have the opportunity to go abroad to have a medical treatment. The patient will have the right to bring her “voucher” in the form of the same public funding that otherwise would be available for a treatment in […]

EHCI News April 2013

Published 12/4/2013

HCP is about to start the project of the 2013 Euro Pancreatic Cancer Index (EPI). Further, this newsletter touches on some other HCP issues: 1. Measuring pancreatic cancer 2. EHCI 2013 3. HCP 10th anniversary Read the newsletter »

EHCI News April 2013

Published 12/4/2013

               EHCI Newsletter April 2013 Dear reader, HCP is about to start the project of the 2013 Euro Pancreatic Cancer Index (EPI). Further, this newsletter touches on some other HCP issues: 1. Measuring pancreatic cancer 2. EHCI 2013 3. HCP 10th anniversary 1. Measuring pancreatic cancer HCP will produce the Euro Pancreatic Cancer Index (EPI), […]

Patient empowerment in seven key countries

Published 13/3/2013

In Europe, we tend to think of the growth of patient empowerment as a Western phenomenon. Everyone knows that American patients are organised and ‘pushy’; these days so are many European patients as well. Well-motivated and informed European citizens often form patient organisations, lobby politicians, get their voices into the media and increasingly even help […]