International Hospital Federation
OECD Health at a Glance 2018: Asia/Pacific and Europe

Two regional reports are presented. The report on Asia/Pacific presents a set of key indicators on health and health care systems to measure the progress of Asia-Pacific countries towards the SDGs. It also includes dashboards to compare health system performance across countries. The report on Europe presents comparative analyses of the health status of EU citizens and the performance of the health systems of European countries. A first part focuses on the need for concerted efforts to promote better mental health and outlines possible strategies for reducing wasteful spending in health. The second part presents the most recent trends in key indicators of health status, risk factors and health spending, together with a discussion of progress in improving the effectiveness, accessibility and resilience of European health systems. 

Successful international meeting of experts: roundtable on Education and Health

Representatives of Latin-American healthcare organizations met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October 2018 to discuss "Education and Health". They argued that educating people, by stimulating prevention and security, can increase the life expectancy of the population. They put forward education as a more sustainable solution than medicalization to tackle disease. To this end, countries could integrate schools of education and health, colleges and university programs to create healthy habits, raise public awareness and implement prevention policies.
Resources from the Congress on Education and Health organized by CAES (IHF Member) are available here (in Spanish).

Article - Roundtable on "Education and Health" .pdf
The future of health systems to 2030: a roadmap for global progress and sustainability

This article presents the book Healthcare Systems: Future Predictions for Global Care, written by key policymakers, scholars and experts, and looking at health systems and their projected successes to 2030. It highlights two key contributions, the analysis of five trends shaping the future healthcare landscape and the nine main themes that arise from its chapters. These contributions can help strengthen the efforts of stakeholders interested in reforms, such as international organizations, national health departments, quality and safety agencies, NGOs and other groups with an interest in improving healthcare delivery systems.
Reference: Jeffrey Braithwaite et al. The future of health systems to 2030: a roadmap for global progress and sustainability. International Journal for Quality in Health Care (2018) 30 (10): 823-831, doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy242. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Society for Quality in Health Care.

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  Abstract submissions for paper presentations and posters closing soon  
Abstract submissions for paper presentations and posters closing soon

Hospitals and health service providers interested in showcasing their innovations, best practices and outstanding programs to the international community are encouraged to submit their abstracts online for any of the three sub-themes: Resilient health services, Health investment for prosperity, Innovation for health impact.

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The Playbook: resources for health care providers addressing patients with complex needs

The Playbook gathers resources primarily aimed at US health care providers participating in value-based payment models, to help improve health outcomes for patients with complex needs. It is addressed to health system leaders, policy makers and payers and offers guidance on identifying people with complex needs, case studies on promising approaches, information about the business case, and more. Resources include peer-reviewed journal articles, case studies, step-by-step guides, and practical tips.

Click here to access the Playbook

Report on the conference on Value-based Healthcare in the digital era, at the Imagine Institute, Paris

On December 18th, 2018 the Paris-based think-tank Digital Leaders in Health organized a conference to evaluate the impact of value-based healthcare on current challenges in healthcare systems, namely financial sustainability, ageing population with chronic conditions and sky-rocketing medical costs. Digitalization was broadly examined as part of the wining equation to help solve these factors originated by lack of data on patient-centered outcomes. Wrong payment models and lack of interoperability across services and countries, were also identified as outstanding facts together with poor Health literacy among patients, a need for a global taxonomy of international scope and an alliance with the private sector. Accelerating the pace of health system transformation by speeding up digitization of healthcare was the concluding remark and the latest report from the World Economic Forum, main contributor to the conference.

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