B1 BREAKFAST WORKSHOP
Organised by EPECS and Huis voor de Zorg
In our professional roles many of us have brilliant solutions about cost-cutting health care systems. A manager thinks about cutbacks or money relocation. An insurer introduces treatment criteria. A surgeon would probably be thinking that he wants to operate as soon as possible. The point we want to make is that you and I, as persons, are barely included in the interactive process of developing a flourishing, cost-cutting health care system.
The 19th European Health Forum Gastein is entitled “Demographics and Diversity in Europe - New Solutions for Health”. Citizens experience demographic changes. Citizens are diverse. Diversity has shaped Europe. Citizens are increasingly seeking medical care across borders.
In this demographically altered Europe, it is increasingly a question of finance. Costs. But in order to realise cost economies, a “successful interaction between patient and professional” is an absolute necessity. “Patients are vulnerable. As are professionals, who have to cope with their own implicit vulnerability. Or strength. Or something that goes beyond strong and weak.”
Please join us for breakfast workshop. We want to show you how EPECS is gathering the experiences of patients and citizens about cross-border health care. We are therefore inviting you to join us – EPECS – at a round table, to experience the power of a round table from the perspective of a citizen or a patient.