We observe strong trends towards reinforcing the cooperation between European Member States after the COVID-19 crisis. We know that the European Commission is clearly involved in sharing experiences, and new forces are engaged. The budget dedicated to Health was significantly increased by recent decisions. HERA and EMA are certainly the best examples.
UEHP also shared experiences during our recent Workshop What have we learnt from the health crisis to reinforce our resilience? organized in collaboration with our Partner SHAM– European Insurance and Risk Management. The goal was to maintain a positive but necessary pressure for “the day after”. Although private hospitals seek to continuously provide high quality and safety standards, they still have to face the major challenge of aligning goals and incentives in hospital financial support by European national authorities. The crisis, and it became very clear during our workshop, freed initiatives and reinforced caregiver motivation. Our European expert network concluded that Value Based Medicine is key, and private hospitals will strive to maintain efficiency during this recovery period.
Dr Paul Garassus
President of UEHP