European healthcare systems are under pressure: they are struggling with rising costs and uneven quality. The combination of increasing demands upon healthcare is driven by an ageing population and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases on the one hand, and by constraints upon funding on the other hand, which results in big challenges for health systems across Europe.
Value-based healthcare is gaining popularity as an approach to increase sustainability in healthcare. However, to transform value-based healthcare into a concrete model a new strategy is needed.
Value-based healthcare is a patient-centred system and, at its core, involves maximizing value for patients: that is, achieving the best outcomes at the lowest cost. The replacement of today’s fragmented system, more organization of care and cooperation among stakeholders are central in order to realise optimal patients’ outcomes based on what they need and increase sustainability in healthcare systems.
The event aims to facilitate exchanges among participants and to nurture the debate on value-based healthcare by directly engaging with an audience made of representatives of the EU institutions, international organisations, regional and local health authorities, patient organisations, industry, and European associations.