EHMA 2021 Conference Report
This is a report on EHMA’s 26th annual conference on health management, held on 15th-17th September 2021.
There were 4 main sessions which included value-based healthcare and outcomes-based care, summarised in this report:
- Leadership for the future of healthcare
o To improve leadership, primary healthcare should transition to distributive leadership. Quality improvement in healthcare needs to be sustainable and patient-centred
- Improving healthcare access and outcomes
o Ongoing analysis is needed of the impact of healthcare funding on patient outcomes, and optimise value. RWD can be used to support this analysis, such as the REBECCA project
- Person-centeredness and care integration
o Due to the increased average life expectancy and numbers of people living with chronic diseases, greater integration of care is needed. Person-centred thinking is required to reach goals of efficiency, effectiveness and quality
- Managing the Digital Transformation
o Blockchain is a digital tool which could improve patient outcomes in future by increasing efficiency in healthcare delivery. However, this technology is not yet ready to be implemented into practice
Value-based care was also a recurring theme throughout the Partner and Abstract sessions.