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Arab Health – ready for openness?

Published 31/1/2013

I’m in Dubai to lecture and debate at the huge 2013 Arab Health congress, the main meeting place in the Arabic world for health and healthcare matters. Read more about this enormous gathering of 60 000 exhibitors, participants and guests at I´l get back with my impressions in the next few days. Here is […]

Monopoly, competition and profits in healthcare

Published 9/1/2013

The Polish prime minister Donald Tusk – in position since 2007 – has officially confirmed that the Ministry of Health is working on decentralizing the Polish public healthcare system, presently based on a single payer. This reform – long awaited and called for by healthcare experts – was first promised back in the 2007 election […]

HCP News, December 2012

Published 13/12/2012

               HCP NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2012 Dear friends, As the year draws to an end, Health Consumer Powerhouse has the pleasure of thanking you for excellent co-operation during 2012 sending Season’s Greetings and a last up-date of Health Consumer Powerhouse actions during the year! This newsletter contents the following issues: EHCI – the handbook on healthcare […]

Health Consumer Powerhouse in European Voice

Published 7/12/2012

Positioned by European Voice, the Brussels EU weekly, as a patient mobility authority, the Health Consumer Powerhouse president is optimistic about the growth of patient mobility information. In an EV article Dec 6 Johan Hjertqvist and DG Sanco director general Paola Testori Coggi express expectation for a 2013 breakthrough of patient information to support cross-border […]

Monopoly or competition?

Published 2/11/2012

The new leftist government of Slovakia has declared that it wants to get rid of the competition between insurance companies, funding the national healthcare system. Recently Johan Hjertqvist was invited to present the HCP quality ratings in Bratislava, in a seminar advocating that competition – not monopoly – is a condition for better healthcare. Mr […]

Invitation to the launch of the Euro Hepatitis Care Index

Published 22/10/2012

ELPA and HCP are pleased to invite you to the official presentation of the Euro Hepatitis Index. The Euro Hepatitis index is a tool to empower patients and physicians to promote comprehensive national plans in the field of Hepatitis B and C across the European Union and in Norway, Croatia and Switzerland. Venue: Sofitel, Brussels […]

Prague reform drivers

Published 24/9/2012

The CEE Health Policy Network is an expanding think-tank focusing on Central and Eastern European healthcare reform. These guys are doing a great job and the 7th Prague International Health Summit represented a sharp look and debate about the future of consumer-oriented healthcare. As shown by a.a. our Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI), most CEE […]

Photos from the ECHI 2012 Launch

Published 31/5/2012

Photo: Helena Cordasev Click on an image to enlarge.

European healthcare better than ever

Published 15/5/2012

European healthcare better than ever, shows new measurement: consumer empowerment plays important role Time to learn from the Dutch champions how to build value-for-money healthcare! (Brussels, May 15, 2012) Despite financial crisis and media alarm signals, European healthcare keeps improving its performance! The gradual breakthrough of health consumer empowerment drives quality and access. That is […]

EHCI News, April 2012

Published 26/4/2012

  Countdown for EHCI 2012 EHCI NEWSLETTER APRIL 2012   Dear reader, Soon we’ll have the pleasure of presenting the 2012 Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI). This newsletter has provided monthly snapshots of the Index production. The fourth “Countdown” edition contains the following pieces: 1. Surprising changes in this year’s Index! 2. May 15 is […]