The Province of Gelderland (NL) works on a fundamentally new approach to healthcare. Due to demographic, societal and technological developments the complexity of care is increasing while the number of healthcare professionals is decreasing.
The Foundation ParkinsonNet was created to tackle this challenge. It developed a new innovative approach and ecosystem to care for patients suffering from chronic diseases. ParkinsonNet was publicly initiated by Radboudumc, the medical centre in Nijmegen. Over the years, ParkinsonNet built a network and national infrastructure of specialized care in all 68 Dutch health regions and more than 3000 care professionals.
ParkinsonNet has derived working relationships with health insurance companies, sharing the objectives of an effective value based care. The network has an outstanding position also to create a public private ecosystem with health entrepreneurs.
Study visit & project development in Gelderland
Many of the products developed in the Parkinson project could be helpful also in the prevention and slowing down of other chronic diseases or in the quality and affordability of care. The same is true for methods and products developed in projects on other chronic diseases.
Following discussions in the AER e-he@lth network, the region of Gelderland proposes to organise a two-day working meeting with AER members. The focus is on regions that have experience with projects on chronic diseases or are willing to implement a broader strategy.
This meeting is for you if:
– You have a health background,
– are a policy maker, a civil servant involved in health
– are a health cost representative
– are a private health care provider
– are an (e-)health entrepreneur working on self-management supporting tools or methodology
The meeting will take place in Spring 2016 and in Nijmegen, Gelderland (NL). A number of regions have already indicated they were interested to participate.
Interested to join this event? Let us know!
Contact: Reinier Zweers
This text was written by Reinier Zweers, Gelderland (NL)