For Patient Empowerment

For Patient Empowerment

What is the Health Movement?

Background

The Health movement focuses on health, empowering people and providing them with tools to lead a healthy life style. The impact is lowering the risk of developing lifestyle related chronic diseases and decreasing health care costs with preventive interventions.

The Health Movement consortium has funding from EIT Health to carry out a Project, lead by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, running for two years with start in January 2017. The first application area and focus of the project is to prevent diabetes type 2.

Focus Areas

The project has two main building blocks to bring health to the population

  • to prepare and implement the financial model “social impact bond” with Stockholm County Council as outcome payer and goal of diabetes type 2 prevention. Other participating countries of Netherlands, Spain, UK and Hungary are also investigating how to implement the model in their contexts.
  • to build a health service integrator –  the Health Integrator – to give users access to personalized life style interventions. The service has three main building blocks of screening, personal health coaching and a marketplace of health services to bring the right tools to each individual. Measuring outcomes is also a crucial part to optimize and personalize the service and its experience.

These two parts can provide value towards one by one as well as together. Starting in April 2018 a study is performed to test the health integrator service. See health integrator web-page for more details on service concept and study http://healthintegrator.eu/en/

Chronic Diseases and Prevention

Europe is facing an increasing challenge with age-dependent lifestyle related chronic diseases, also known as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The purpose of the Health Movement is to prevent NCDs from emerging, and increase quality of life for individuals that are already sick. NCDs are not passed from person to person and they are of long duration and generally slow progression. By promoting a healthy living, many of these diseases can be prevented, but there is a need of supportive Environments and access to…

Health Impact Bonds

A Health Impact Bond (HIB) is one type of a Social Impact Bond, which is a pay for success contract between the government and Investors to provide improved social or economic outcomes. Investment is raised to pay for a range of interventions provided by public sector services that will improve these outcomes. If the outcomes improve, investors receive their initial investment plus a financial return. The financial return is a fraction of the savings made by the public sector in contracting the service provider.

Health Index

The Health Index will provide possibilities for population health analytics and more importantly govern the financing of preventive interventions. The aim of the index is to demonstrate how health varies over time for the population and will be the baseline for the financials. It is the base for the reimbursement system (Health Impact Bond) as a defined Health index for a population can be procured with a current value and a value of reaching the target.

 

NEWS


Pilot Study
Pilot Study
During 2018, Karolinska Institutet, as part of the Health Movement Project, will carry out a pilot study aimed at evaluating how the use of the Health Integrator system, with or without coaching from a...
Release of a webpage for the Health Integrator
Release of a webpage for the Health Integrator
Recently, we released a webpage for the Health Integrator, which has been developed within the project. The Health Integrator is an integrated Health Platform, where Health Screenings, Personal Health Coaching and a Market Place for Health...
City of Rotterdam visit to Stockolm
City of Rotterdam visit to Stockolm
Visit from Rotterdam team to Stockholm, 19-20 of February 2018 Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th of February, City of Rotterdam visited Stockholm as a kick-off to start their work with developing a...
GDPR workshops January 2018
GDPR workshops January 2018
GDPR workshops January 2018 The project is working with expert from Health Connect Partners on the coming law GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), who has held two days workshop with us to perform a...