Tuesday, January 19, 2016

ECHI - European Core Health Indicators

The European Core Health Indicators (ECHI), formerly known as European Community Health Indicators are the result of a long-term cooperation between the EU Member States and the European Commission. Three ECHI projects (1998-2001, 2001-2004, 2005-2008) funded under the EU Health Programmes established the first lists of ECHI indicators, aiming to create a comparable health information and knowledge system to monitor health at EU level.
Under the Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health 2008-2013, the EU funded the Joint Action (JA) on European Community Health Indicators Monitoring (ECHIM). The JA ECHIM built on previous achievements and developed more precise definitions of the indicators and continued the implementation of the indicators in the Member States. One of the aims of the ECHIM was to consolidate and expand the ECHI indicator system towards a sustainable health monitoring system in Europe supporting the EU Health Strategypdf. The work was carried out in close collaboration with Member States, the European Commission, Eurostat, WHO, OECD and other international organisations. The JA ended in June 2012 and the main result was a shortlist of 88 health indicatorspdf(248 KB)classified by policy areas.
In May 2013, the Expert Group on Health Information agreed to rename the ECHI to European Core Health Indicators.
Definitions and data collection are in place for nearly 60 out of 88 ECHI indicators. The indicators under development still need further refinement before being accessible in the ECHI data tool. ECHI indicators are grouped below under five main chapters. To access data and metadata, click on the indicator to go to the ECHI data tool. This tool allows presenting selected indicators in different layouts: line chart, bar chart, map or table.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Older Patient: eHealth and mHealth Approach in Today's Context of Demographic Ageing


The demographic trends projected over the long term reveal that Europe is ‘turning increasingly grey’ in the coming decades. By 2025 more than 20 percent of Europeans will be 65 or over, with a particularly rapid increase in the number of over 80s. This ageing trend will continue, and it is expected that by 2060 more than 30 percent will be 65 or over and the number of over 80s will reach 12 percent of the population. While in most parts of Europe life expectancy at birth continues to increase, the healthy life year expectancy is however not increasing in parallel and is even decreasing in some countries. This means that we can expect a sharp rise in the number of older people who will need support if nothing is done in the near future to empower them to cope with chronic diseases, old age frailty and the limitations on their daily activities that result from their health conditions. The rapid ageing of the population must be reflected in a greater empowerment of older citizens and consumers in all relevant areas and in particular in the whole innovation process of eHealth and mHealth solutions.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Congresses for Hospital Pharmacists during 2016

Here are our proposals for the Congresses and Scientific Events during the year 2016!

EAHP European Association of Hospital Pharmacists
21st Congress of the EAHP
16-18 March 2016
Vienna, Austria
Download the programme flyer from HERE
Website: http://www.eahp.eu/congresses/21st-congress-eahp

ESOP European Society for Oncology Pharmacists
3rd European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy,
19th – 21st May 2016
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Download the programme flyer from HERE
Website: www.ecop2016.eu

FIP International Pharmaceutical Federation
World Health Professions Conference on Regulation 2016
21 May - 22 May 2016
Geneva, Switzerland

ESCP European Society of Clinical Pharmacy
June 10-11 2016
Spring Workshop in Basel, Switzerland,  

ISPOR International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress
29 October-2 November 2016
Vienna, Austria

Website: http://www.ispor.org/Event/Index/2016Vienna