2019

PUBLICATION: Health First Europe 2018 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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2018

REPORT: Patient Safety in Europe – Measuring progress for better and safer healthcare for all

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To assess the implementation of patient safety policies across Europe, Health
First Europe carried out an in-depth analysis in 7 EU Member States, namely
Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Spain.

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PUBLICATION: Artificial intelligence to transform healthcare – are we ready for health 2.0?

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Health is one of the areas where AI can make a real difference. So why has the health sector been slower than other industries in adopting IoT technologies?

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FACTSHEETS: Power of knowledge – secondary prevention to improve patients outcomes

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In the frame of the Meeting of the EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care held on 7 June 2018, HFE published 5 fact-sheets on the power of knowledge and the value of screening, focused on:

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PUBLICATION: Health First Europe 2017 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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2017

PUBLICATION: Declaration for Patient Safety

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The Declaration for Patient Safety aims to call upon health authorities, policymakers, healthcare professionals, providers and patients to join hands to prevent unnecessary harms in healthcare by promoting safer health systems and high-quality standards on patient safety.

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PUBLICATION: Discussion Paper on Boosting workforce to meet new demands in healthcare systems

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Recognising that health workers are integral to building strong and resilient health systems that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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PUBLICATION: Manifesto on Hearing Loss and Disability

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Around 20% of women and 30% of men in Europe suffer from a degree of hearing loss by the age of 70. Globally, 10% of those suffering from hearing loss suffer from severe hearing loss.

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PUBLICATION: White Paper on rapid diagnostic technologies to tackle AMR

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The White Paper aims to be an informative tool for policymakers and healthcare stakeholders to understand and raise awareness on the potential of rapid diagnostic innovations to support the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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2016

PUBLICATION: HFE Recommendations on tackling AMR and HAIs to improve patient safety

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AMR is a growing global threat and a significant societal and economic challenge. The cost of inaction is projected to result in 10 million deaths globally per year and a cumulative loss of over EUR 88 trillion to the world economy by 2050.

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PUBLICATION: HFE indicators to measure patient safety progress in Europe

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HFE developed 11 policy indicators to guide the debate on how to achieve better standards regarding patient safety, antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections.

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2015

PUBLICATION: HFE and Latvian Presidency of the Council Declaration on Making Patient-centered Community Care a Reality

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The Latvian Presidency, in collaboration with Health First Europe, presented the “Declaration for Making Patient – Centered Community Care a Reality,”to encourage the development of policies to improve care for patients in community settings.

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2014

PUBLICATION: HFE Models – Wound Care, Ostomy Care, Dialysis Care & Continence Care in Europe

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Health First Europe released four thematic models to address some key challenges in community care: Roadmap on Wound Care – Roadmap on Ostomy Care – Roadmap on Dialysis Care – Roadmap on Continence Care in Europe.

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2013

PUBLICATION: Health First Europe Model for Community Care

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The Health First Europe Model for Community Care is a roadmap of the substantive changes required to release the value and power of the new care model. 

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2012

PUBLICATION: Recommendations on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

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Health Technology Assessment is an important tool in the healthcare decision making process. In its recommendations, HFE stressed the need to a more inclusive and transparent process.

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PUBLICATION: Health First Europe calls on the EU Institutions to Champion Patient Safety

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Health First Europe believes that it is imperative that the European Union institutions support Member States to implement minimum standards for patient safety, set improvement targets and develop a European strategy to prevent healthcare-associated infections.

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