European Union of Private Hospitals

April 2018 – Performance and quality of care, European private hospitals are not “flying blind”

20% of European hospitals beds are privately owned, but so few policy makers consider our effective position! The private sector is growing even if reductions of beds represent the major trend in healthcare modernization. The private response to the challenge of sustainable systems in EU is “performance”. Quality of services and cost containment require a common perspective with regulators, as full partner.

The recent WHO 70’s anniversary remembers us the meaning of care, and we represent a concrete response transforming intention into act. In international meetings, we present a positive and proactive perspective on innovation. Quality and safety remain both together the major goal of the future. We have to improve our communication to express the private know-how as care givers and to limit consequences of “flying blind” as explained by OECD expert in Tokyo concerning Primary and Ambulant Care!

We’ll organize risk management session to limit adverse events provoking harm, waste and unexpected expenses, inviting international experts. UEHP is clearly a platform offering valuable response to major European patient safety questions, with specific sessions with concrete workshops. Using more IA and Big Data, we can enhance the cooperation with Europe health systems policy makers to offer the right service on time. We ask just that decisions will be based on facts and relevant indicators. We are then certain to succeed…

Dr Paul Garassus
President of UEHP

Read the full April 2018 newsletter here


Previous newsletters

March 2018 – International Women’s Day Gender equity in healthcare management

February 2018 – Healthcare – Quality and patient-focused

November 2017 – Facts ! UEHP Factbook to attest the place of private hospitals in Europe

October 2017 – UEHP FACTBOOK ! Meeting at the EU Parliament for its official presentation!

June 2017 – So hot! But Private Hospitals at work during summer time

May 2017 – A green and sustainable future

April 2017 – From Rome to all European Citizens

March 2017 – International Women’s Day – UEHP Ladies first!

February 2017 – A wide, wide Europe

January 2017 – Happy new year?

December 2016 – A full partner of change

October 2016 – “Smart Hospitals” Challenge the future : how UEHP is driving the change