TO-REACH presented at the EHMA 2017 Annual Conference and at the Annual Research Meeting of Academy Health

23 August 2017

In June 2017, the TO-REACH project was presented for the first time during two key conferences at international level: the EHMA 2017 Annual Conference ‘Health Futures’ in Milan, Italy and the Annual Research Meeting of Academy Health in New Orleans, USA.

The EHMA Annual Conference is an international knowledge sharing event, where participants from all around Europe and beyond have the opportunity to share their knowledge and explore fundamental managerial and policy issues.

Hosted by Bocconi University, this year’s Annual Conference revolved around the topic of “Health Futures“. Two main perspectives were considered: on one hand, the identification external trends in demography, technology, economy and culture and their impact on Healthcare systems in the (near) future. On the other hand, the conference aimed at assessing how such changes are impacting the current reform agenda and whether they are making service improvement challenging to achieve.

In this future-oriented framework, Dr. Stefano Vella (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy), presented TO-REACH during a session dedicated to European funded projects and their impact on the future of healthcare. Dr. Vella’s presentation, in addition to introducing the project consortium and objectives, focused on outlining the context that sparkled the idea behind TO-REACH and the importance of this project for the future development of sustainable health systems in Europe and beyond.

The international dimension of TO-REACH also allowed the project to participate in one of the most important conference at global level: the 2017 Annual Research Meeting of Academy Health. AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting shares important findings, showcases the latest evidence, and moves research into action to improve health and health care. The 2017 meeting featured compelling sessions, panels on critical and emerging issues in Health Services Research, and presentations of high quality peer-reviewed research.

At the Annual Research Meeting, Dr. Vella represented TO-REACH during a high-level roundtable on Health Systems Innovation and Transformation: Accelerating Cross Border Learning. The session, chaired by Dr. Arlene Bierman, Director of the Center of Evidence and Practice Improvement, addressed the current lack of knowledge on the applicability and implementation of good practices and models of care across settings and countries. TO-REACH was one of the four international partnerships focused on cross border learning aimed at the identification, adaptation, and adoption of innovative models of care across countries to accelerate improvement.

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