Meeting from 1 to 2 June 2015 in Warsaw (Poland), the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation held its 20th Board of Governors and organised the closing conference of the 34th HOPE Exchange Programme, hosted by the Polish Hospital Federation.
HOPE Exchange Programme was attended this year by 128 professionals and focused on the topic “Hospitals 2020: hospitals of the future, healthcare of the future”. This topic was all about innovations in management and organisation of hospitals and healthcare services.
During HOPE Agora, participants on the programme reported back the results of their stay abroad. In their presentations, participants were asked to identify elements in the healthcare system of the host country which they found inspiring when looking at the challenges that they face at home in their own country. Without judging the system of the visited country, participants described, based on their experience abroad, what they would like to see implemented in 2020 in their own country, region, institution, or ward.
Presentations of the findings focused on innovations in organisation and management that the participants have come across. These innovations were recognised in the fields of patient care, clinical work, nursing, human resources, information systems, drug management, laboratory operations, finances, quality management, and patient involvement.
On the two days, participants were also very active on social media and interacted and exchanged information presented by using a specific Twitter hashtag (#HOPEep2015).
Download here the HOPE report on “Hospitals 2020: hospitals of the future, healthcare of the future”.
Unlike previous years, participants were asked not to include in their presentation the healthcare system of the country in which they stayed. HOPE prepared the country profile for each host country of the Exchange Programme 2015, which can be downloaded at the following link HOPE Exchange Programme 2015 – Country profiles.
Individual presentations of the participating countries on the HOPE Exchange Programme 2015 (in alphabetical order).
Jarosław J. Fedorowski, President of the Polish Hospital Federation PFSz, HOPE Governor
Bogusław Budziński, National Coordinator of HOPE Exchange, PFSz High Council Vice Chairman
Anna Szczerbak, HOPE Liaison Officer, PFSz High Council Member
Janusz Boniecki, Vice President of PFSz
Mariusz Wójtowicz, PFSz Executive Board Member
Ewa Książek-Bator, PFSz Executive Board Member
Irena Kierzkowska, PFSz Executive Board Member
Zbyszko Przybylski, PFSz Executive Board Member
Anna Banaszewska, PFSz Managing Director
Barbara Tołkacz, COO of AGORA 2015