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PUBLICATION: New Insight Report on The Compelling Case for Better Screening and Secondary Prevention in Europe

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Health First Europe is delighted to announce the launch of its newest report “The Compelling Case for Better Screening and Patient Safety in Europe: The Example of Five Common Diseases”.

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PUBLICATION: Increasing adherence to CAUTI guidelines: Recommendations from existing evidence

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Co-written by Health First Europe, the European Network for Safer Healthcare, and the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN), this comprehensive report “Increasing adherence to CAUTI guidelines: recommendations from existing evidence” aims  to raise awareness on catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and discuss evidence-based recommendations on how to prevent them.

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PUBLICATION: Declaration and Infographic of the European Patient Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

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We, the members of the European Patient Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR Patient Group), are truly committed to raising awareness about the real-world impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Consequently, we we have prepared a Declaration to help reduce the inappropriate use of existing antibiotics, promote antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control measures across Europe, and develop novel antibiotics where needed. 

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EVENT SUMMARY: Integration of health and social care to tackle disease outbreaks

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The virtual meeting of the European Parliament’s Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care entitled ‘Integration of health and social care to tackle disease outbreaks took place on Tuesday, 26 January 2021 via videoconference. The meeting intended to gather EU policymakers, academia, and representatives from healthcare associations and patients’ groups to deliberate how to improve European Health Systems to make it truly patient-centred, specifically to strengthen the capability of the Union for prevention and preparedness to tackle future disease outbreaks. The meeting aimed at formulating concrete recommendations to be able to provide meaningful support in the development of the EU4HEALTH programme.

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JOINT STATEMENT: Profiling and Training the Health care Workforce of the Future

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EU Health Policy Platform HFE & EHMA JOINT STATEMENT Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future   Health First Europe and the European Health Management Association (EHMA), in the scope of the EUHPP […]

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2020

COMPENDIUM: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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HFE launches its new compendium report on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare!  In 2020, Health First Europe, in the framework of the City-Labs Project, has run several thematic debates on the contribution of AI to health […]

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REPORT: Pathways for fostering Patient Safety across Europe

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HFE launched its new report on patient safety! This report summarises the main takeaways from a virtual roundtable discussion on patient safety best practices which took place digitally on 8 September 2020.

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REVIEW ARTICLE: Sustainability in Healthcare: Perspectives and Reflections Regarding Laboratory Medicine

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Our latest publication on Sustainability in Healthcare, in the framework of My City Labs project, is this peer-reviewed article by Molero et al. (2020), published in the Annals of Laboratory Medicine.

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INSIGHT REPORT: Identifying the gaps between evidence and practice in the prevention of SSIs

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Health First Europe new Insight Report on infection prevention showing a striking gaps between evidence-based measures to prevent Surgical Site Infections and medical practices in European hospitals.

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PUBLICATION: Health First Europe 2019 Annual Report

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The HFE annual report is a comprehensive review on HFE activities throughout the preceding year. It intends to give an overview of our campaigns, networks, events and publications. Enjoy the reading!

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2019

PUBLICATION: Profiling the European Health Workforce of Tomorrow

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In February 2019 HFE decided to bring together a broad range of health stakeholders, from health care managers to medical students, to launch an inclusive debate to shape the profile of the health worker of the future. The discussion aimed at outlining the core competences required in the emerging models of care, gaps in the current workforce educational and profession pathways, and highlight the policy changes necessary to support health workers in the transformation of care.

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PUBLICATION: Read our Joint Call on Patient Safety and HAI Prevention and Control

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We call on the European Commission to adopt a broad and coherent pan-European Infection Management Strategy addressing the health, social, economic and environment determinants, which influences infection diseases and considers the intrinsic links between antimicrobial resistance, prevention of HAIs and sepsis.

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PUBLICATION: Read our Sepsis Joint Letter addressed to MEPs

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#STOPSEPSISEU: Joint Letter to MEPs The third roundtable debate of the European Network for Safer Healthcare jointly with Health First Europe, received very positive feedback which lead to the publication of a letter co-signed by […]

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PUBLICATION: Green is the new Black: embracing sustainable health

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We are exceeding the Earth’s capacity, reaching the limits of growth on a finite planet. Healthcare is part of the problem and must become part of the solution.

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Paper: HFE members’ reflections on digital health

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HFE has released its paper on digital health, collecting members’ reflections on digitalisation of care, the opportunities existing technologies can offer and the barriers to overcome for their implementation.

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Compendium: Innovative Solutions to boost efficiency in health care

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In the frame of the Medtech week, Health First Europe is launching a compendium of innovative solutions in order to boost efficiency in the health care industry.

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