The arrival of increasingly tailor-made new treatments and devices, robotics and ICT technologies represent a veritable tsunami for health care systems. They profoundly transform the traditional prevention methods and ways of diagnosing and treating a patient, changing the actual concept of health itself. Trying out innovative models for programming, organizing and managing services and performances and activating new forms of public/private collaboration, even outside of the health care system, become the two cornerstones upon which the next decade’s National Health Service will be based.
An NHS where prevention and innovation generate value, according to the equation Prevention + Innovation = Value, for the citizen and the system.
In recent years, the healthcare systems of advanced economies have undergone profound changes due primarily to two drivers: the evolution in social-demographic and epidemiological scenarios and the acceleration in scientific and technological innovation.
Recently, with Europe’s Health for Growth programs, investing in innovation, prevention and finding new models of sustainability have appeared on the agendas of the governments of member states.
Also, as a result of the economic-financial crisis, the last ten years in Italy have seen increased pressure placed upon public spending, with important interventions to contain expenditure on public health care. The current economic recovery, albeit moderate, makes it possible to set Italy’s National Health System on a new path towards reforming the overall system of governance that will include health in all policies, with a constant search for operating efficiency and value-based quality and effectiveness.
How can the health of the population be improved with a holistic approach that goes beyond the traditional healthcare boundaries?
How can the organizational models and financing methods for healthcare be rethought?
The European House – Ambrosetti is active in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in two main areas::
We provide policy research on key areas of the national healthcare system, including international benchmarking activity and support for sector operators and players with the goal of developing and interpreting the changes in healthcare scenarios and bolstering positioning/communications within the sector.
We can also provide strategic studies (position papers, briefs, publications, etc.) regarding healthcare policy for companies interested in examining—with the support of an independent third party and with economic and healthcare-related assessments—those issues key for the development of their business and relations with stakeholders.
All our research activity is carried out making use of a network of sector experts, unique in Italy, working in conjunction with our professionals in all phases of the process to guarantee key input in the technical-scientific assessment of the research and analysis performed.
The European House – Ambrosetti facilitates and promotes dialogue between government, the medical-scientific community, healthcare facilities, patients and companies within the sector in order to be able to discuss in an informed, professional and transparent manner, the key issues of healthcare and health.
Our firm provides support to companies in public affairs-related activities with sector experts, stakeholders and qualified representatives of the major public and private healthcare organizations through:
In 2005 The European House – Ambrosetti created a think tank on health-related issues in Italy, thanks to the involvement of experts and key opinion leaders, as well as the support of a number of sector players. The studies and analysis carried out are presented at the Meridiano Sanità Forum held each year in Rome in early November.
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