TO-REACH presents at the EHMA 2017 Annual Conference and the Annual Research Meeting of AcademyHealth

23 August 2017

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

EHMA 2017 Annual Conference

The EHMA Annual Conference is the preeminent European conference on health management. Participants from Europe and beyond gather to share knowledge, experience and explore managerial and policy issues.

Hosted by Bocconi University, EHMA 2017 revolved around the topic of ‘Health Futures‘. Two main perspectives were considered: on the one hand, trends in demography, technology, economy and culture and their impact on healthcare systems. On the other hand, how such changes impact 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 focused on 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.

Annual Research Meeting of AcademyHealth

The international dimension of TO-REACH allowed the project to participate in one of the most important conference at global level: the 2017 Annual Research Meeting of AcademyHealth. 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.

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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