In this issue you read amongst other topics about the new reference centre Self-Management Europe we established together with our partners NIVEL, Avedis Donabedian Institute and the European Patient Forum, about our new integrated care region "Healthy Schwalm-Eder District+" and about the new standards for health promotion from the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services.
What a year! We’ve all been put to the test and many of us have experienced extreme amounts of stress. This year has shown us how important health is and how much we need to protect it. In the new year, we will again focus on improving healthcare and adapting it to the needs of patients, doctors, and therapists. We look forward to having you as a partner in this effort.
Research partners set up a new European Research and Innovation Centre on Patient Empowerment and Self-Management: Self-Management Europe. Self-Management Europe will be a spin-off the EU funded research collaboration COMPAR-EU project.
Under the title "From rural Germany, Integrated Care grows into a global model", the renowned US journal "Health Affairs " reports on the german regional care systems Healthy Kinzigtal and Healthy Werra-Meißner District.
In this issue you read amongst other topics about the activities of the regional health networks around the pandemic and a report on the launch of a patient empowerment platform in the Werra-Meissner district. In an interview, you will find out more about the new role for pharmacists in regional integrated care and the development of a major project supported by Optimedis in France.
OptiMedis and The International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services participated in an international “pop-up coalition” that developed new Person-Centered Guidelines for Preserving Family Presence in Challenging Times.
In the last months, the COMPAR-EU partners, including OptiMedis, were working closely together to advance their work on the specification and functionality of their final product: the COMPAR-EU platform. For the development of the platform, the COMPAR-EU team is searching for an IT company to support their ambition.
A population health model for people with type 2 diabetes won Hampshire System Integrator the System Leadership Initiative of the Year category at the 2019 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. Jennifer Trueland from HSJ explores the approach underpinning their success.
The first in IFIC’s “Care during and beyond the COVID-19 Crisis – Building integrated care as the cornerstone of our new reality” webinar series took place on Wednesday, 8th April and was attended by 250 delegates representing 40 countries.
After optical, technical and content revision, the new website from the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services (HPH), managed by OptiMedis, is launched. You can access the website at the known web-address www.hphnet.org.