Expert: Drug remuneration based on outcome should include distributors

By |junij 14th, 2018|drug pricing, healthcare access, News, Smart Healthcare|

The adoption of an outcome-based approach regarding the remuneration of medicines should take into account the entire chain, including the distributors, René Jenny, President of the European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP), told EURACTIV.com.

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Everyone gains from investing in the health and gender equality of women and children

By |junij 5th, 2018|children, EDD18, gender equality, Global Financing Facility, health inequalities, healthcare access, healthcare systems, Millennium Development Goals, News, Women, women's empowerment|

Five million women and children die every year from entirely preventable causes. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) supports the 50 countries with the greatest needs by investing in their health systems but that is not enough, writes Mariam Claeson.

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Roche CEO: US, China dominate healthcare innovation, EU lags ‘far behind’

By |maj 28th, 2018|big data, data innovation, data protection, healthcare access, healthcare systems, News, pharmaceutical companies|

The US is leading in healthcare innovation, China is catching up at high speed and Europe is just watching the global developments, Roche CEO Severin Schwan warned on Monday (28 May). EURACTIV.com reports from Dublin.

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Africa takes steps to make medicine more affordable

By |marec 28th, 2018|access to medicine, counterfeit medicine, development aid, FDA, French Development Agency, healthcare access, healthcare systems, News, pharmaceutical companies, public health|

Faced with the numerous difficulties of access to medicine in Africa, African states want to organise the market to increase local production, which currently accounts for 3% of world output.

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Big data revolution and EU healthcare

By |januar 29th, 2018|big data, Digital, digital health, EU health, Health, healthcare, healthcare access, healthcare systems, News, Smart Healthcare|

The ongoing big data revolution could have a significant impact on health policies in the EU. EU policymakers say the big data could considerably change the way healthcare policies are shaped. Through a data-driven approach, health systems will be more focused on patients and be able to optimise treatments and diagnosis and ultimately save lives […]

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Andriukaitis: Big data has ‘enormous’ potential to optimise healthcare

By |januar 29th, 2018|big data, healthcare access, healthcare systems, News, Smart Healthcare, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

The healthcare sector generates massive volumes of data, which has “immense potential” to protect and promote health and to improve healthcare and cure, according to Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.

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Celgene boss: Chronic diseases will bankrupt Europe if incentives are dropped

By |december 7th, 2017|drug pricing, EFPIA, healthcare access, intellectual property rights, News|

Alzheimers, diabetes, cancer and other non-communicable diseases will bankrupt Europe if we don’t keep the incentive frameworks alive and well, Mark Alles told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

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Andriukaitis: National health systems need ‘fundamental reform’

By |november 24th, 2017|access, childhood obesity, Chronic disease, COPD, equality, healthcare access, healthcare systems, News, obesity, prevention, smoking|

EU countries could save money and lives by increasing investment in disease prevention and health promotion, the European Commission said on Thursday (23 November), stressing that good health policy requires political will across all sectors.

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Europe’s excluded are falling through the cracks of healthcare

By |november 8th, 2017|Austerity, equality, Françoise Sivignon, Health, healthcare access, inequality, Medecins du monde, News|

Whether it is an elderly German man who lost his job or a young boy that reached Europe fleeing war at home, Europe’s excluded are falling through the cracks of healthcare systems, writes Médecins du Monde.

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