The importance of resilient health systems has been put to the fore by the COVID-19 crisis, and European institutions have taken several measures to improve the crisis preparedness of health systems at EU and Member State levels. But how is health system resilience currently defined in the health policy discussion, and are we interpreting this broadly enough?
The European Alliance for Value in Health argues that we should not only focus on measuring resources and capacity building needed for pandemic preparedness, but also look at health system resilience through a broader scope. Making health systems more value-based and person-centred would not only make them better equipped to deal with health challenges in normal times, but also make them more resilient during a future health crisis. This includes optimising the prevention and management of chronic diseases which have been a key risk factor in terms of COVID-19 outcomes.
The European Alliance for Value in Health is delighted to be hosting a webinar to launch their position paper and discuss lessons from the crisis to realign health systems towards a more resilient and value-based foundation. Invited reactions will be heard from key European stakeholders.
About the European Alliance for Value in Health
The European Alliance for Value in Health is a group of associations that represents a broad range of stakeholders including patients, scientific and professional societies, healthcare managers and professionals, hospitals, payers and industry. We are working together towards our shared vision for a Europe, where health systems are value-based, sustainable, and people-centred. By connecting different stakeholders, our mission is to facilitate health system transformation, share knowledge and best practices, and engage with policy makers and stakeholders at European, national, and regional levels. Read more at: https://www.valueinhealth.eu/