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The European Commission publishes the "Study on cross-border healthcare: Empowering NCPs to help patients exercise their rights"

On 20 July, the European Commission published an evaluative study on the implementation of the EU Directive 2011/24 on patients' rights in cross-borders healthcare. The report, due by October 2018, was published well ahead the deadline, with the title "Study on cross-border healthcare: Empowering NCPs to help patients exercise their rights". 

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Our July Newsletter is online! 

Our July Newsletter is on line! 

Read it at: http://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201807/index.html?ts=20180724165532

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The priorities of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

With the motto “A Europe that protects”, Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2018. 

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Theresa May announces £ 20 billion a year to the NHS thanks to Brexit

This morning, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the National Health System, Theresa May announced a £ 20 billion “birthday gift” (€ 22 billion) a year increase in the public health budget.

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Our June Newsletter is online! 

Our June Newsletter is on line! 

Read it at: http://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201806/index.html?ts=20180629133903

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Vaccines: MEPs approve a non-binding resolution on vaccine hesitancy and the drop in vaccination rates in EU

Yesterday, 19 April, the European Parliament adopted an important non-binding resolution on vaccine hesitancy and the drop of vaccination rates in Europe, during the plenary session in Strasbourg. 

Warning public confidence in vaccination is a major challenge that is already affecting health, Parliament said on Thursday.

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Study by INE reveals that Portuguese citizens increasingly prefer private hospitals

Following the usual publication of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) for World Health Day (April 7th ) the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP) proudly highlights the significant and growing contribution of private hospitals to the Portuguese Health System and perceives it as a clear sign of the preference of Portuguese citizens.

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The growth of private hospitals ensures quality and patient-focused healthcare

The European private hospital sector is growing, but is it being recognized and respected in its work?
Let us therefore review the recommendations of the "Report of the Panel of Experts on Effective Ways of Investing in Health".

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Our May Newsletter “Special edition on European Sustainable Development Week 2018”  is online! 

Our May Newsletter is on line! 

Read it at: http://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201805/index.html?ts=20180529164739

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Our April Newsletter is online! 

Our April Newsletter is on line! 

Read it at: http://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201804/index.html?ts=20180426092206

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Brexit: the great escape of European physicians from the United Kingdom

Brexit or the great escape of European physicians. The upcoming Brexit (the date in which Great Britain will leave the European Union), and the total uncertainty on what will be the rules to be followed afterwards, are bringing to a real exodus of qualified personnel from the National Healthcare System (NHS). 

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Healthcare in the EU: Expert Panel on Health publishes three opinions to help guide policy makers

Last Friday, 9 February, the independent Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health has adopted three Opinions related to access to healthcareinnovative payment models for high-cost innovative medicines and performance of primary care.

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GDPR: European Commission publishes guidelines on upcoming new data protection rules

On 24th January the European Commission published some guidelines on the new data protection rules across the EU (GDPR).

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Our March Newsletter is online! Special edition "Women in healthcare"

Our March Newsletter is on line! Special edition "Women in healthcare" - #IWD2018

Read it at: http://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201803/index.html?ts=20180307210824

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Our February Newsletter is online! 

Our February Newsletter is on line!

Read it at: http://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201802/index.html?ts=20180226145706

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Our January Newsletter is online! 

Our January Newsletter is on line!

Read it at: http://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201801/index.html?ts=20180129121358

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Follow up of the official presentation of the UEHP Factbook "Private Hospitals in Europe: Supporting Sustainable Health Systems", European Parliament, November, 7 2017

The private hospitals in Europe at the European Parliament

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UEHP joins the "EU: DO MORE FOR HEALTH!" initiative 


UEHP President, Dr Paul Garassus and UEHP Secretary General, Ms Ilaria Giannico, are glad to announce that UEHP joined other 38 European organisations as co-signatory of a letter to the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, asking him to reaffirm health as one of the core responsibilities of the EU in the current debate about the future of Europe.

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UEHP

Our November Newsletter is online! 

Our November Newsletter is on line!

Read it at: http://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201711/index.html?ts=20171120214308

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UEHP FACTBOOK: official presentation at the European Parliament on November, 7 

Private Hospitals in Europe: Supporting Sustainable Health Systems

 

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Our October Newsletter is online! 

Our June Newsletter is on line!

Read it at: http://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201710/index.html?ts=20171023120600

 

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European Commission's PUBLIC CONSULTATION on HEALTH and CARE in the Digital Single Market 

 
On Thursday 20 July the European Commission has launched the public consultation on digital transformation on health and care. This consultation seeks the input from patients, stakeholders, health care professionals, public authorities and others working on digital health for the new policy Communication that is expected to be adopted by the end of 2017.
 

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HORIZON 2020: Interim evaluation results 

On 29 May 2017, the Commission published the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, required by Article 32 of the regulation establishing Horizon 2020.
The interim evaluation aims to contribute to improving the implementation of Horizon 2020 in its last Work Programme 2018-2020, to provide the evidence-base for the report of the High Level Group on maximizing the impact of EU Research and Innovation programmes and to inform the design of future Framework Programmes.

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UEHP

Our June Newsletter is online! 

Our June Newsletter is on line! Read it at: 

http://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201706/index.html#news01

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Promoting vaccination: Commission launches EU Health Award for NGOs

The European Commission has launched the EU Health Award for NGOs 2017, which aims to reward NGOs that have contributed to a higher level of public health in the EU through vaccination. 

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Our May Newsletter is online! - Focus on "European Sustainable Week Development"

Our May Newsletter is on line! read it at: http://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201705/index.html#edito

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Dr Paul Garassus re-elected President of the European Union of Private Hospitals 

On 10th March 2017, at the occasion of UEHP General Assembly in Lisbon, Dr Paul Garassus was re-elected for a second biennial mandate as President of UEHP.

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Strategic investments for the future of healthcare 

Financing possibilities for the healthcare sector at EU level exists. If it is acknowledged that the EU-level financing will never cover all needs, it is a welcome complement. UEHP has been invited from the European commission as relevant stakeholder to the seminar “Strategic investments for the future of healthcare”, held in Brussels on 27th February. 

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UEHP Secretary General, Ms Ilaria Giannico, interviewed by Global Salud 

Our Secretary General, Ms Ilaria Giannico, has being interviewed by the Spanish magazine "Global Salud". 

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Developing an EU Standardised Approach to Vocational Educational Training Awards in Healthcare Waste Management

UEHP is partner of the EU-HCWM project, which aims to provide a unified approach to the development of National Occupational Standards and Vocational Educational Training Programmes for Healthcare Waste Management across EU Member States, through the development of a new healthcare waste management qualification framework, and e-learning platform.

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UEHP celebrates the International Women's Day with a special edition of its newsletter "UEHP Ladies First"

The UEHP Newsletter #6 is written by women. Cristina Contel Vice President of UEHP and President of the Spanish Private Hospital Federation, ASPE, is coordinating this issue. We propose to demonstrate respect for gender equality in our own organisation and to support the full implications of women at the head of major private federations in the healthcare sector.

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UEHP speaks at the European Parliament on private hospitals and cross-border healthcare

On 1st March, llaria Giannico, Secretary General of UEHP, spoke at the conference “Exploring areas and benefits of cooperation in cross-border healthcare to protect patients’rights”, organised by Active Citizenship Network and the EP Interest Group "European Patients' Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare", at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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UEHP supporting partner of Health Workforce Planning Summit, Berlin - 18-19 May 2017

The European Union of Private Hospitals signed a cooperation agreement with Luxatia International, as supporting partner of the Healthcare Workforce Planning Summit that will take place on 18-19 May, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

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The health priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Since the beginning of January 2017, Malta assumes the six-month rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time ever.

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UEHP speaks at the 3rd COCIR eHealth Summit

Ilaria Giannico, Secretary General of UEHP spoke at the 3rd annual COCIR summit in December 2016 “Digital Health Innovation, Define, Measure, Impact” about "Big data in private hospitals", presenting the positions of UEHP.
 

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Patients' rights in cross-border healthcare: where do we stand?

Five years after its approval, the 2011/24 directive, which aims to liberalise access to healthcare for citizens throughout the Union, did not take off, as evidenced by the small number of applications filed in 2014 (109,223 for Europe).
Published reports (2015 Commission report on the operation of the cross-border healthcare Directive and the Eurobarometer on Patient Rights published in May 2015) as well as ongoing discussions, show that concerns around patient information and National Contact Points (NCP) performances persist and continue to be identified as critical issues still to be addressed.

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A full partner of change: UEHP meets EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, V. Andiukatis

On Monday, 28th November UEHP had the honour to be received by the EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis. In a very confident way we presented actions of UEHP, and discussed on major EU trends in Healthcare sector presented by the Commissioner.

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Telemedicine in Europe

Sweden and Austria in the lead

Many health systems in Europe want to use electronic patient records to provide telemedicine for the benefit of patients with chronic diseases.

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What are the quality-driven approaches in Europe?

Presentation by Angela Blanco, Policy Analysis (DG SANTE) at UEHP Council Meeting in Monaco.

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UEHP is accelerating exchanges with Italy

SEPTEMBRE 2016. Ilaria Giannico, new UEHP Secretary General, was invited by the Italian Association AIOP to visit the association’s headquarters in Rome. She was officially presented to the AIOP Board on 7th September and she had the opportunity to meet the colleagues from Italy, building closer contacts and strengthening cooperation.

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UEHP participated in the 5th Summer University of the French Federation of Private Hospitals (FHP) in Paris

20th September. Why has progress become a source of concern in our modern society rather than a reason for faith in our future? In the health field, science and innovation have turned our lives upside down and they foretell the major therapeutic advances of tomorrow!

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION

UEHP retains its seat on the E-Health Group

The UEHP has retained its right of membership of the E-Health Stakeholders Group of the European Commission created in 2012. Group membership has been renewed this year, 2016 and only 30 European associations have received the right to participate.

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