People-centredness extends the concept of patients within the healthcare setting to individuals, families, communities, and society and focuses on population empowerment, social services and broader health determinants. With the increasing demands on health services, rapidly changing context, the adoption of technological innovations, and the demand for more complex care, health leaders are having to transition more quickly and effectively to practising and supporting people-centred care.

The EHMA 2022 Plenary Session Partnerships for people-centred health systems aims at addressing the following questions:

  • How can health systems manage better partnerships between patients and healthcare providers and balance evidence-based healthcare management and patient preferences?
  • How are processes such as value-based healthcare and integrated care achieving better patient-reported outcomes and experiences?
  • What types of multisectoral collaborations can support holistic practices and decision-making?

Join the session on 15 June from 12.00 to 13.15 CET with the keynote speaker Ms Maya Matthews, Head of Unit B1: Performance of national health systems, DG SANTE, European Commission, and the esteemed panellists:

  • Ms Elisabeth Kasilingam, Chief Executive Officer, European Multiple Sclerosis Platform, Belgium
  • Dr Elly Breedveld, Director, Stichting Perspekt, The Netherlands
  • Prof Dr Kris Vanhaecht, Associate Professor in Quality in Healthcare, Leuven University, Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Belgium

The session will be moderated by Prof Dr Dirk De Ridder, Head of the research unit for Healthcare Policy, Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, KU Leuven, Belgium.