AER and the Province of Gelderland (NL) joined their effort in launching a project development initiative for AER regions in order to share experiences and work together on centered health care.
On 18th-20th May, a motivated group of participants among which AER Secretariat, Norrbotten, Jönköping, Värmland (SE), Kleve (DE) and Western Islands (Scotland) had a fruitful discussion in Nijmegen (NL) on E-health, self-care, participatory role for patients, building a network, changing the way healthcare is financed and other topics related to health care innovations. The purpose of the meeting was to exchange knowledge and experiences with patient-centered care systems across the EU and to explore opportunities for a joint project development.
The meeting was enriched by the presentation of the best practices that have emerged from the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen and in particular the ParkinsonNet model, as an example of an innovative patient-centered care ecosystem that has been highly successful in the Netherlands and beyond (with ongoing applications in the US).
ParkinsonNet is an initiative of Radboud University Medical Centre that was created in 2004 in order to develop an innovative approach and ecosystem to offer Parkinson’s disease patients the best possible care, as well as to improve their quality of life by improving Parkinson-specific expertise and supporting personalised healthcare. Over the years, ParkinsonNet has built a network and national infrastructure of specialised care and provides to disseminate best practices aimed to optimise the quality of care in a patient oriented approach.
During the meeting AER members have explored the opportunities that e-health innovations and patient-centered ecosystems such as ParkinsonNet may deliver for care-systems in various EU regions and have expressed their interest to explore the potential of developing a joint inter-regional project on patient-centered care.
AER regions and partners willing to be involved in this initiative and interested to the ParkinsonNet model can contact the AER Secretariat.
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