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HEALTHCARE MANAGER MASTER’S PROGRAM (MSc)

20 years ago a couple of young people dared to dream. Their vision was to initiate and establish an MBA type leader training institute on the eastern part of the freshly collapsed “Iron Curtain”- merging comprehensive health policy expertise with so for locked management and economic knowledge. The breakthrough came with gaining support from the World Bank: the inventors travelled and studied around the world and with the experience and knowledge embraced it was possible to initiate a unique training centre.
In our centre teaching is interpreted as the knowledge transfer of equal partners, practical teaching with case studies are in the focus as well as a new type of tutorial system was introduced. From the so far 20 graduated classes and hundreds of graduated students many become leading doctors, cabinet chiefs, ministers of health or leaders of professional organizations who are keen to implement the newly gained aspects and perspectives into healthcare.

More information:
Rita Kóródi – MSc Program-coordinator
Email: korodi@emk.sote.hu

TRAININGS AND SHORT PROGRAMS
E-health solutions in the real life

The digital evolution brought changes into the healthcare we could not even dream about. Therefore, to our e-health short course we invite those who would like to join us on a journey discovering the so far undiscovered fields of healthcare. The course analyses the definition and basic theories concerning eHealth, maps the currently used eHealth solutions as well as elaborates future options and possibilities.

More information:
Katalin Kiss – Program-coordinator
Email: kiss.katalin@emk.sote.hu

Leadership and Management Training

Professors save hundreds of lives with a new invention. Managers understand people very well however do not embrace special technical expertise. Our new training program helps to merge and combine the inherent manager and professional expertise in order to arrange more effective and creative team for better results.

More information:
Katalin Kiss – Program-coordinator
Email: kiss.katalin@emk.sote.hu


Patient Safety Short Programs

Healthcare is a risky venue where unexpected events or accidents can slow down the process of healing. Although it is proven that the majority (two third) of undesired events could be prevented. Therefore, HSMTC started its patient safety training where interactive presentations, small group works and case studies are used to be prepared for the unexpected.

More information:
Katalin Kiss – Program-coordinator
Email: kiss.katalin@emk.sote.hu


ADDITIONAL COURSES

Quality and Patient Safety Manager Specialization Training

The basic and fundamental aim of healthcare providers is: healing. A misplaced bed, a needle not contained properly or a miss dosed medicine could cause more harm than the sickness itself, although determined and well trained professionals could prevent and avoid these events. HSMTC recognized the importance of patient safety and quality assurances therefore established the practical oriented management focused training.


Ph.D. Study

Currently the School of Ph.D. Studies of Semmelweis University has 7 Doctoral Schools. Basic Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mental Health Sciences, Neurosciences, Molecular Medicine and Pathological Sciences. Each School comprise 2 to 17 study programs, the total number of which is above 40 (see detailed information on the School of Ph.D. Studies’ website).

Resident Training

Because of the success of the health manager training, since 2010 medical and dental training also involves health management studies. Through the course students can embrace complex knowledge concerning healthcare as well as acquiring the most prominent and important concepts and ideas of healthcare management.


Health management – undergraduate mandatory course

The scope of practice of health professionals is highly influenced by macro- and micro level financial, managerial and policy challenges. The aim of the health management course is to introduce the basic principles and theories of health management for students. Additionally, the course is completed with practical skills in organisational and leadership knowledge, which is unavoidably necessary in the operation of more effective and more efficient healthcare system. The course is available for students of Semmelweis University in dental, medical and pharmacy training programmes in mandatory form.


KNOWLEDGE CENTRES
Big data and Network Analysis

The term of big data refers to large databases, usually embracing longitudinal information. From the enormous amount of data, it is possible to draw direct and indirect conclusions; to reveal visible and invisible associations; connections and relations will be outlined appointing the directions for future decisions.
Big data and network analysis methods are appropriate tools for assuring complex and sophisticated knowledge in a given field of research. The massive amount of data generated in the healthcare could contribute to change the healing process and the quality of life of patients. In summary data can save lives.
The expertise and knowledge of the Healthcare Services and Management Training Centre enables to provide and accomplish complex network analyses from hypothesis through data clearance and visualization and highly complex graph analysis.

Experts: Miklós Szócska Dr., Tamás Joó, Gergő Merész, Edmond Girasek, Attila Borbás
Contact: meresz@emk.sote.hu

Dissemination

Many people consider researchers as unattainable, „geek” scientist who are sitting in their ivory towers embracing the knowledge inaccessible for layman’s. This is the reason why the European Union emphasizes the importance of disclosing and „disseminating” the knowledge and results generated through EU supported and funded projects for a broader audience in a common language.

Currently HSMTC is actively partaking in the dissemination processes of the JAseHN and EUnetHTA Projects.
The internationally acknowledged experts of the HSMTC are highly experienced in the following areas: implementing innovative communication strategies, conducting stakeholder mapping, disclosing project results electronically, using tools from ordinary website development till advanced social media presence, as well as organising workshops, and conferences in order to make every result accessible for the public.

Experts: Palicz Tamás Dr., Márton Kis, László Bencze Dr. Beáta Ferenczi, Adrienn Tálosi, Szabolcs Jakab, Attila Borbás, Anna Kozák, Linda Alpern, Zita Velkey Dr., Edmond Girasek Dr., Eszter Kovács Dr., Szilvia Márfyné Kerekes, Zoltán Aszalós
Contact: kis.marton@emk.sote.hu


E-health

In recent years ICT developments are booming. The modern digital technologies have left the wards of the Hospitals and are easily accessible for citizens via smartphones and other IT tools. With the new applications and wearable devices people can monitor their health status, can follow and check up their diets, can design training and personalized care plans, or have the opportunity for distance diagnose / follow up of chronic diseases. For the development of E-health there are no boundaries: researchers are keen/eager to integrate and create complex up to date datasets from the data generated across countries in order to escalate the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare.
Our colleagues are taking active part in the establishment of innovative healthcare solutions in Hungary as well as are participating in EU level eHealth projects such as the JaseHn Project.

Experts: Miklós Szócska, Péter Dombai, Tamás Joó, Edmond Girasek, Gergő Merész, Attila Borbás
Contact: meresz@emk.sote.hu

Health Policy

Health policy is a really unique segment of healthcare management where science meets with art, emotions with values and believes. Thus it is not a coincidence that healthcare reforms are always and well debated topics in every national and international forum.

Health policy requires system level leadership and organization skills – the big picture must always be seen and understood: health policy experts are playing on an imaginative chess table with institutions, hospitals, clinics meanwhile behind every intervention the patient, the family, or the healthcare worker should be apparent.
The aim of health policy is to improve the productivity of healthcare systems. Therefore, politicians and decision makers should embrace the values of the citizens and be aware to crucially evaluate the implementation tools.
The team responsible for health policy supports and advises healthcare leaders in order to arrange evidence based system level and competent decisions as well as are raising the attention to difficulties and obstacles. As experts they are also taking part in several international projects, like in the Health System and Policy Monitor community.

Experts: Eszter Sinkó Dr., Péter Gaál Dr., Gergely Fügedi Dr., Zita Velkey Dr., Katalin Dózsa Dr.
Contact: fugedi@emk.sote.hu


Healthcare Quality Management & Patient safety

About the team


It is a well-known fact that the quality of care differs by regions, institutions or even by caregivers and this can significantly affect the effectiveness and therefore the health status of patients. The Patient Safety group of HSMTC has long been dedicated to research the field of quality of health care and patient safety. The aim of the patient safety group is to determine the basics of high quality care, strengthen quality improvement approach and highlight directions of healthcare evolution. Because caregiving should not be the place of mistakes but rather should be the venue of effective healing.

The nationally recognized experts of the Institute has been taking part actively in projects designed to improve the quality of the health care system and support organizational culture of patient safety. Our experts were engaged in the development of the “NEVES” Patient Safety Program, in the recommendation of NEKED (recommendation for managing adverse events), in the creation of the MIBES (Hungarian Patient Care Standards) strategy and participated in many related international projects (e.g. PATH, PaSQ, EuroHOPE). Additionally, our PS group played key role in the establishment of the Hungarian Health Accreditation System called “BELLA” program.

Experts: Éva Belicza Dr., Judit Lám Dr., Erika Takács Dr., Gergely Fügedi Dr., Cecília Surján, Eszter Pitás
Contact: surjan@emk.sote.hu

About NEVES Program

NEVES

“NEVES” Patient Safety Program (NEm Várt ESemények= Adverse Events) is a national research, reporting and learning system in Hungary, organized by HSMTC (Health Services Management Training Centre). The purpose of this program is to improve patient safety in the Hungarian healthcare system.

Within the research program we collect data of preliminarily defined adverse events with the help of the participating hospitals who report the events anonymously.
The results and observations are discussed on the “NEVES” Patient Safety Forum organized in every two month. Its purpose is to arrange a possibility for all those who are interested in patient safety to meet and exchange all available experience on the subject.

Basic purposes of the “NEVES” Patient Safety Program:

  • Decrease the number of risks, mistakes and adverse events during the healthcare process
  • Disseminate and improve the culture of patient safety
  • Improve the quality of healthcare process
  • Teaching and training of committed professionals of patient safety
  • Extensive informing of professionals and the population

The improvements of the research program and the reporting system are based on the principles given by the WHO (World Health Organization).

For further information please visit the NEVES Program’s website or contact us:
neves@emk.sote.hu


Human Resources for Health Development

About the team


Fundamental questions of health related HR management and planning are often raised: how many health professionals are needed in the forthcoming five to ten years, and what kind of knowledge and skills support care provision, system sustainability, or the optimal working environment. Several crucial factors should be taken into consideration in health workforce planning, e.g. growing challenges concerning healthcare, limited number of financial resources or migration and mobility flows of health professionals.
Through many international projects our experts contributed to the establishment of the the Global and European Union HRH strategy. Since 2015 our Institution operates as a WHO Collaboration Centre in Human Resources for Health Development.
The HRH team of the HSMTC has been collecting HR-related data for more than 20 years in order to effectively appoint and project trends and assign possible actions for health policy and decision makers.

Experts: Eszter Kovács Dr., Edmond Girasek Dr., Edit Eke Dr,
Zoltán Aszalós, Miklós Szócska Dr.
Contact: kovacs.eszter@emk.sote.hu

Previous research


HRH research field has a key role in the institute’s activities since its establishment. Through the past few decades we became an important member of the international HRH discussions and debates in several related topics. The aim of the knowledge centre is to implement and design action plans and comprehensive long-term HRH strategies providing practical support to decision makers.

In the past 20 years several research were conducted in the institute:

  • 2003: In cooperation with the Hungarian Resident Association the intentions and features concerning health workforce migration was analysed
  • 2007: International Conference series was held entitled “HRH crisis in healthcare”
    • 1st conference focused on Situation assessment concerning health workforce migratio
    • 2nd conference discussed the Structural changes and human resources
  • 2008: HSMTC in collaboration with the National Employment Foundation conducted a research in the field of national distribution of health professionals, migration potential and attempted to reveal the push and pull factors regarding mobility
  • Health PROMeTHEUS program – for more information please go to Projects and research
  • Joint Action on European Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting – for more information please go to Projects and research

WHO Collaborating Centre


For more than 2 decades Semmelweis University has been working in a close collaboration with the World Health Organisation in order to assure opportunities for professional consultancy and policy dialogues with the aims of arranging knowledge transfer, sharing information, building professional networks meanwhile also emphasizing the important linkage between the results and the evidence-based and informed health policy interventions.
Based on the successful bilateral cooperations HSMTC was assigned to be the WHO Collaborating Centre on Human Resources for Health Development for a 4-year duration on the 17th December of 2015. The institute is committed to represent the professional program of the WHO in the European Region as well as supporting the professional research and educational tasks in the following main areas:

  • Research and publication activities
  • Dissemination and knowledge exchange
  • Professional expertise and guidance
  • Supporting the professional program on the regional and global level
  • Teaching and training activities, and event organisation

Further information is available through the link.

Toolkit


The Toolkit on Health Workforce Planning was designed to support the daily work of colleagues involved in health workforce planning. Health workforce planning is a complex process, in which planning-related processes and existing, planning required data play a significant role. The Toolkit summarizes several aspects of health workforce planning in a practical and user-friendly way, in addition governs the attention of the users to useful materials and action points. The Toolkit is a practical collection of self-evaluation tools that supports the daily activities of planning. The utilization of the Toolkit enables environment screening in health workforce planning and identification of weaknesses and areas of development. The development of the Toolkit was carried out in the framework of the Joint Action on European Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting (JA EUHWF 20122201) programme.

Health Mobility Radar


Our Centre has been working on the deeper understanding of health workforce mobility in the last few decades. A new project will focus on the establishment of an interactive web-based health workforce mobility map, entitled “Health Mobility Radar”.

This project is running in collaboration with the Directorate General of Human Resources Development at the Hungarian National Healthcare Service Center. This new application will visualize mobility flows of European health professionals, and support the information exchange in the future. Anonymous and aggregated country-level data on health workforce mobility will be used on the platform complying the current data security and privacy standards. We also work for assisting harmonisation of indicators, data and terminology. The health workforce mobility map is beneficial for its users, since it could enable data monitoring, data analyses and foster national and international policy decisions on health workforce issues.

For any further queries of “Health Mobility Radar” project, please contact our colleagues: Eszter Kovacs at kovacs.eszter@emk.sote.hu and Edmond Girasek at girasek@emk.sote.hu.


NEWS
The work of Joint Action on European Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting continues

Health Services Management Training Centre (HSMTC) is leading the next European program on human resources for health (HRH) planning and development. The three year long program is entitled “Support for the health workforce planning and forecasting expert network” (SEPEN) and supported by the EU. The key objective is to support and strengthen the cooperation of experts in the field and to disseminate and share the constantly accumulating knowledge. The program also collects research evidence and experience of Member States, and supports improvements and implementation of HRH development in the EU.

For more information, please contact our Human Resources for Health Development Knowledge Centre

PROJECTS AND RESEARCH
Project code Project name Project period
EFOP-1.8.0-VEKOP-17-
2017-00001
Professional methodological development of the health care system 2017.06.01. – 2020.09.30.

About the project

under construction

Members

under construction

HSMTC contact

Name:
Phone: +36 1 488 7635
E-mail: @emk.sote.hu

H2020 IMI 2 DO IT
Big Data for Better Outcomes Coordination and Support Action
01/02/2017 – 31/01/2019

About the project

Big Data for Better Outcomes (BD4BO) programme was launched in 2015 within the framework of the IMI2 programme. BD4BO programme aims to maximise the potential of large datasets (big data) in order to support and promote patient and outcome focused healthcare in Europe as well as developing innovative methods for using big data. BD4BO willl ensure a platform for bringing together the disease specific projects of IMI2. The Coordination and Support Action (CSA) will support all of the projects of BD4BO programme in the following Work Packages:

  • WP1 Strategy Development
  • WP2 Knowledge Repository
  • WP3 Dissemination
  • WP4 Data Privacy

HSMTC is the WP leader in WP3 and active member of the other WPs too.

Members

Consortium leader: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Role of HSMTC: Consortium member

Consortium members:

  • Novartis (NVS)
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV)
  • European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)
  • European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP)
  • Imperial College London (ICL)
  • Swedish Institute for Health Economics (IHE)
  • Centre for Research in Healthcare Management (CERGAS), Università Bocconi
  • Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)
  • National Quality Registries at the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL)
  • The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
  • Amgen (AMGEN)
  • Bayer (BAY)
  • Boehringer Ingelheim (BI)
  • Celgene (CELGENE)
  • European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
  • Farmaindustria (FI)
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Health iQ (HIQ)
  • Intersystems (INTSYS)
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (JANSSEN)
  • Eli Lilly and Company (LILLY)
  • Merck Group (MERCK)
  • MSD Sharp & Dohme (MSD)
  • Novo Nordisk (NOVO)
  • Pfizer (PFIZER)
  • Roche (ROCHE)
  • Sanofi (SARD)
  • Servier (IRIS)
  • UCB (UCB)
  • Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (VFA)
  • Norwegian Medicines Agency (NOMA)
  • Technology, Methods and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research (TMF)
  • Inserm Toulouse (INSERM)

HSMTC contact

Name: László Bencze
Phone: +36 1 488 7635
E-mail: bencze@emk.sote.hu

KA2 2016_v0122 MAP4Effectiveness – Methodology development and impact Assessment in Patient safety education for improving Effectiveness 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2018

About the project

In the field of patient safety there is a wide range of different training and study materials available all around the world. Meanwhile according to current researches the main target: reducing and decreasing the amount of undesirable events has not been achieved which questions the effects of the methods of disseminating the knowledge.

The aim of the MAP4E Project is to implement a unified, evidence based training method recommendation regarding the tools and methods: how to train health care co-workers in the field of patient safety.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium leader

Consortium members:

  • Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad (MSSSI – Spain)
  • Towarzystwo Promocji Jakosci Opieki Zdrowotnej w Polsce (TPJ – Poland)

HSMTC contact

Name: Gergely Fügedi (project manager)
Phone: +36 20 666 3550
E-mail: fugedi@emk.sote.hu

JA-01-2015 EUnetHTA
Joint Action 3
European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA) – Joint Action 3 01/06/2016 – 31/05/2020

About the project

There were two previous joint actions concerning health technology assessment, namely EUnetHTA Joint Action 1 (2006-2009) and EUnetHTA Joint Action 2 (2012-2015). As also noted in the 2015 annual workplan of the Health Programme, EUnetHTA JA3 was launched in 2016 and expected to last for 4 years. From Hungary, the Ministry of Human Resources nominated two institutes to participate, one of them is Semmelweis University (SU), the other one is the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (NIPN). The NIPN also participated in earlier JAs through its Department of Health Technology Assessments. SU is one of the newcoming participants of EUnetHTA.
The general aim of EUnetHTA is to facilitate the use, quality and efficiency of HTA reports on European level. The HTA joint actions were needed to make a contribution for evidence-based, sustainable and equitable decisions in health care and health technologies, and to enhance the production of national and regional HTA reports and other related activites, while also preventing parallel workflows. In order to achieve all of the above, the specific goal of EUnetHTA is to create the sustainable network of health technology assessment, which can operate beyond the 2020 completion of the joint action.

EUnetHTA JA3 comprises of the following work packages:

  • WP1 Coordination (lead: ZIN, The Netherlands)
  • WP2 Dissemination (lead: ISCIII, Spain)
  • WP3 Evaluation (lead: TLV, Sweden)
  • WP4 Joint Production (lead: NIPHNO, Norway)
  • WP5 Evidence generation (lead: HAS, France)
  • WP6 Quality Management (lead: IQWiG, Germany)
  • WP7 National Implementation and Impact (lead: NICE, UK).

Semmelweis University has signed up to carry out tasks for WP2, WP4, WP6 and WP7.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium member

For further information please go to the project’s website:
http://www.eunethta.eu/

HSMTC contact

Name: Gergő Merész (assistant lecturer)
Phone: +36 1 488 7635
E-mail: meresz@emk.sote.hu

INTERREG EUROPE HELIUM -Health Innovation Experimental Landscape through Policy Improvement 01/04/2016 – 30/09/2020

About the project

The INTERREG Europe Program is accomplished with the participation of five European regions (Hungary, Eindhoven, Antwerpen, Liverpool and Porta area). The aim of the project is to support experience exchange as well as sharing good practices concerning health innovation in order to promote the effective execution of projects especially funded by the Structural Fund.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium member

Consortium members:

  • Brainport Development N.V. (NL) (Consortium Leader)
  • Thomas More Kempen VZW (BE)
  • City of Eindhoven (NL)
  • Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
  • Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (UK)
  • National Healthcare Service Center (HU)
  • University of Porto (PT)
  • Portuguese National Innovation Agency (PT)

For further information please go to the project’s website

HSMTC contact

Name: Beáta Ferenczi (project manager)
Phone: +36 20 666 3932
E-mail: ferenczi.beata@emk.sote.hu

HEALTH 2.1.4.1
PJ-05-2015
Euro-GTP II – Good Tissue & cell Practices
Good practices for demonstrating safety and quality through recipient follow-up
01/04/2016 – 31/03/2019

About the project

Euro-GTP II aims to set up the good practices applied to Tissues and Cells (T&C) preparation processes and patient follow-up procedures to ensure their safe and effective implementation and evaluation. Euro-GTP II will give continuity to the first EuroGTP project, which has developed European Good Tissue Practices for the activities carried out in tissue establishments (TE). The outputs of the Euro-GTP II project will provide tools for assessing and verifying quality, promoting safety and assure efficacy of therapies with human tissues, Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSC) and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), addressing mainly the implementation of novel T&C preparation processes and clinical indications, but also the need for retrospective studies where weaknesses or insufficient safety data currently exist.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium member

For further information please go to the project’s website

HSMTC contact

Name: Cecília Surján (assistant lecturer)
Phone: +36 1 488 7626
E-mail: surjan@emk.sote.hu

WIDESPREAD-2014-1 TEAMING MOLMEDEX – Creating the Hungarian Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine 01/06/2015 – 31/05/2016

About the project

The aim of the project:
The consortium should prepare a business plan about the long term RDI strategy of the future Excellence Center, the management of the institution and the training programmes.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium member

HSMTC contact

Name: Beáta Ferenczi (project manager)
Phone: +36 20 666 3932
E-mail: ferenczi.beata@emk.sote.hu

BRIDGE BRIDGE-Health – Bridging Information and Data Generation for Evidence-based Health Policy and Research 01/05/2015 – 30/09/2017

About the project

BRIDGE Health aims to prepare the transition towards a sustainable and integrated European health information system for both public health and research purposes.
As a part of this activity, the project continues the research performed in the EuroHOPE project, assessing the outcomes of the healthcare activity in a few selected, critical diagnosis groups.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium member

For further information please go to the project’s website

HSMTC contact

Name: Éva Belicza (associate professor)
Phone: +36 1 488 7617
E-mail: belicza@emk.sote.hu

TÁMOP-4.2.6.-15/1/2015-0006 Healthy Life – Development of the innovation environment and professional network in cooperation between Eszterházy Károly
University of applied Sciences and Semmelweis University
01/05/2015 – 30/11/2015

About the project

The fundamental aim of the project was to improve a knowledge center related to health sciences located in Eger.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium member

HSMTC contact

Name: Szabolcs Jakab (project coordinator)
Phone: +36 20 825 8375
E-mail: jakab@emk.sote.hu

3. Health Programme
(2014-2020) JOINT ACTION
(HP-JA-2015)
JAseHN – Joint Action to support the eHealth Network 01/04/2015 – 30/03/2018

About the project

In the field of health policy, it is a general intention of the EU members to utilize eHealth approaches on a national as well as on EU level. In case of eHealth it is a fundamental requirement that the data generated within the borders of a country should be reachable over the borders too, in order to support effective healing and well-functioning healthcare.
Additionally, there is a great emphasize (in the EU) on mapping, harmonizing and systematizing the organizational, technical, legal and semantical aspects of the opportunities in the field of eHealth.
As the results of the efforts: in 2011 (based on the 2011/24/EU directive) an eHealth Network – EHN was realized. The JaseHn project as one of the main body of EHN assigns political recommendations and prepares collaboration tools in the following 4 priority areas:

  • interoperability and standardization
  • monitoring and executing evaluation
  • knowledge transfer
  • global collaboration and positioning

Role of HSMTC: Consortium member

For further information please go to the project’s website:
http://jasehn.eu/

HSMTC contact

Name: Adrienn Tálosi (project assistant)
Phone: +36 20 666 3846
E-mail: talosi.adrienn@emk.sote.hu

TÁMOP-6.2.5-B-13/1-2014-0001 To develop organizational efficiency in institutions affected by structural reforms: Establishing regional cooperation 01/04/2014. – 30/11/2015

About the project

The main aim of the project was to increase the efficiency and the effectiveness of the care system through the tools of professional organizational management and by taking advantages of territorial cooperation.
The project rethinks the tools of health organization and develops effective execution functions meanwhile creates the community health organization model, taking closer the level of decision making to the level of citizens.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium member

HSMTC contact

Name: Adrienn Tálosi (project assistant)
Phone: +36 20 666 3846
E-mail: talosi.adrienn@emk.sote.hu

2. Health Programme
(2008-2013) JOINT ACTION
Joint Action on Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting 01/04/2013 – 30/06/2016

About the project

The aim of JA EUHWF:

  • Supporting collaboration and knowledge exchange between EU member states to prepare the future of the health workforce
  • The harmonisation of health related HR definition, better understanding of terminology
  • Supporting the strategic collection of data concerning health workforce, structural improvements of data sets, better monitoring by access to timely data, e.g. HR migration and mobility trends
  • Supporting and strengthening HR capacity planning in the member states to take effective and sustainable measures
  • Estimation of skills and competencies needed for the future
  • Higher impact on planning, and forecasts on evidence based policy decision making

Role of HSMTC: Consortium Member, WP leader

For further information please go to the project’s website:
http://healthworkforce.eu/

Outputs & outcomes

HSMTC contact

Name: Eszter Kovács (senior lecturer)
Phone: +36 1 488 7613
E-mail: kovacs.eszter@emk.sote.hu

TÁMOP – 6.2.5./A/12/1 To develop organizational efficiency in institutions affected by structural reforms: Establishing a unified survey system for outpatient care, inpatient care and pharmaceutical supplies 01/10/2012 – 30/11/2014

About the project

The main aims of the project are the following:

  • Establishing the survey system of the Hungarian healthcare institutions based on international and professional standards.
  • Implementing the accreditation system of healthcare providers.
  • Improving efficiency, quality accessibility, safety, transparency and the cost-effectiveness of healthcare.
  • Furthermore supporting health tourism across boarders

Role of HSMTC: Consortium Member

HSMTC contact

Name: Éva Belicza (project leader)
Phone: +36 1 488 7617
E-mail: belicza@emk.sote.hu

SH/8/1 Primary Care Development Model Program 12/07/2012 – 28/02/2017

About the project

The fundamental aim of the project is to provide and strengthen primary care and basic social services in disadvantaged regions especially for people with deprived or dependent health status (children, elder people, socially marginalised people) through the realization of practice communities.

The main priorities of the project are the following: fulfilment of vacant primary care practices, offering more and improved preventive services, enabling equal access to quality care, expanding the scope/range of primary care services, improving IT background as well as accomplishing epidemiological research and analysis from the data generated in the practices.

The Project is supported by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium Member

For further information please go to the project’s website:
http://www.alapellatasimodell.hu/index.php/en/

HSMTC contact

Name: Szabolcs Jakab (project coordinator)
Phone: +36 20 825 8375
E-mail: jakab@emk.sote.hu

ECOQUIP EcoQuip – Supporting Public Procurement Innovative Solutions 27/03/2012 – 26/10/2016

About the project

EcoQUIP is a European network project (2012-2016) aimed at improving the efficiency, quality and environmental sustainability of healthcare through the procurement of innovative new solutions. It builds on previous pilot projects that demonstrated the transformational benefits of ‘innovation procurement’ methodologies. Six hospitals in England, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands and Poland are engaged in leader-led projects to identify and demonstrate innovative solutions to specific challenges that can then be more widely adopted by others. EcoQUIP also includes a series of annual innovation procurement workshops aimed at mobilising the procurement power of hospitals and healthcare buyers in areas a common need.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium Member

Consortium members:

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – BIS, UK (consortium leader)
  • Bologna University Hospital Authority – St. Orsola‐Malpighi Polyclinic (Italy)
  • Semmelweis University
  • Sucha Beskidzka Hospital (Poland)
  • Department of Health (England)
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (England)
  • The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (England)
  • Erasmus University Medical Centre (Netherlands)
  • Health Care Without Harm (HCWH Europe)
  • European Health Property Network (EuHPN)

For further information please go to the project’s website:
http://www.ecoquip.eu/

HSMTC contact

Name: Márton Kis (project manager)
Phone: +36 1 488 7635
E-mail: kis.marton@emk.sote.hu

TÁMOP-6.2.2/B-09/2-2010-0006 Competence training programs for healthcare workers
Geriatric, lactation consultant and patient safety expert trainings at SU
01/04/2011 – 30/04/2012

About the project

EcoQUIP is a European network project (2012-2016) aimed at improving the efficiency, quality and environmental sustainability of healthcare through the procurement of innovative new solutions. It builds on previous pilot projects that demonstrated the transformational benefits of ‘innovation procurement’ methodologies. Six hospitals in England, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands and Poland are engaged in leader-led projects to identify and demonstrate innovative solutions to specific challenges that can then be more widely adopted by others. EcoQUIP also includes a series of annual innovation procurement workshops aimed at mobilising the procurement power of hospitals and healthcare buyers in areas a common need.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium Member

Consortium members:

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – BIS, UK (consortium leader)
  • Bologna University Hospital Authority – St. Orsola‐Malpighi Polyclinic (Italy)
  • Semmelweis University
  • Sucha Beskidzka Hospital (Poland)
  • Department of Health (England)
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (England)
  • The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (England)
  • Erasmus University Medical Centre (Netherlands)
  • Health Care Without Harm (HCWH Europe)
  • European Health Property Network (EuHPN)

For further information please go to the project’s website:
http://www.ecoquip.eu/

HSMTC contact

Name: Márton Kis (project manager)
Phone: +36 1 488 7635
E-mail: kis.marton@emk.sote.hu

SP1 Cooperation Collaborative project – FP7-Health-2009-single-stage EUCBCC – European Cross Border Care Collaborations 01/05/2010 – 31/10/2013

About the project

The main aim of the project is to examine aspects of health care delivery in order to ensure continuity of care for Europe’s citizens and to reveal the impact of cross border collaboration on health systems. Identify and analyse arrangements of collaboration between actors located in different EU countries that aim to transfer patients, providers, products, services, funding or knowledge across the border which separates them. Current gaps in documentation of already existing cross-border collaboration activities as regards geographical coverage, availability and quality of data need to be addressed. On this basis a systematic in-depth analysis of the potential impact of cross-border collaborations, patient mobility and medical tourism on the wider healthcare system should be undertaken. The findings of this research should enable national and European decision makers to correctly assess the scale of existing cross border care cooperation and its potential implications for the national healthcare systems.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium Member

Consortium members:

  • European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (Belgium)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom)
  • OSE, European Social Observatory (Belgium)
  • Universiteit Maastricht (The Netherlands)
  • Technische Universitat Berlin (Germany)
  • European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Austria)
  • University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Institute of Public Health of The Republic of Slovenia (Slovenia)
  • PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies (Estonia)
  • National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (Finland)
  • Regione del Veneto (Italy)

For further information please go to the project’s website:
http://www.ecabeurope.eu/

Outputs & outcome

HSMTC contact

Name: Eszter Kovács (senior lecturer)
Phone: +36 1 488 7613
E-mail: kovacs.eszter@emk.sote.hu

FP7 – SP1 Cooperation
Collaborative project
EuroHOPE – European Health Care Outcomes, Performance and Efficiency 01/01/2010 – 30/04/2014

About the project

The EuroHOPE project evaluated, through a microeconomic disease-based approach, the performance of European health care systems in terms of outcomes, quality, use of resources and costs. The project used the available databases as well as collect additional data on healthrelated quality of life measures (enabling Quality Adjusted Life Years as an outcome measure) and patient satisfaction (including expectations).
The focal point of EuroHOPE is the evaluation of five key public health problems or diseases:

  • acute myocardial infarction
  • stroke
  • hip fracture
  • breast cancer
  • low-birthweight infants

Role of HSMTC: Consortium Member

For further information please go to the project’s website

HSMTC contact

Name: Éva Belicza (associate professor)
Phone: +36 1 488 7617
E-mail: belicza@emk.sote.hu

FP7-HEALTH_2007-B / 223383 HEALTH PROMeTHEUS – PROfessional Mobility in The European Union Study 01/01/2009 – 31/12/2011

About the project

As labour markets become more interconnected, both globally and within the EU, health workforce policies at national level and the movement of professionals between countries are increasingly under the spotlight. The scale of professional mobility, the range of occupational cadres involved, the numbers seeking work in other sectors, and the potential impact on health systems as professionals move are all causes for concern. Making decisions on how to respond is difficult, however, given gaps in data, lack of knowledge of factors that reduce or facilitate movement, and evidence gaps on the effects on services, staff and financial and health outcomes beyond the anecdotal evidence. HEALTH PROMeTHEUS, funded through the Seventh Framework Programme, contributes to this discussion by filling a substantial part of the knowledge gap on the magnitude and impact of health professionals moving to other countries.
Objectives
The study sought to better understand existing patterns of professional mobility and the organizational, contextual and personal factors that push and pull health professionals across borders, to including the positive and negative impacts of mobility. The project also aimed to highlight feasible, effective policy interventions (national and international) and to identify effective managerial responses. In order to achieve these aims the study has included quantitative as well qualitative data analyses and research on trends and policies which aim to manage migration organizationally, nationally and internationally.

Role of HSMTC: Consortium Member

Consortium members:

  • European Health Management Association (EHMA) (consortium leader)
  • WHO Regional Office for Europe – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
  • Semmelweis Egyetem (Hungary)
  • King’s College London (United Kingdom)
  • Kaunas University of Medicine (Lithuania)
  • Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • National Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom)
  • Veneto Region (Italy)
  • Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovenia)
  • University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

For further information please go to the project’s website:
http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/partners/observatory/activities/research-studies-and-projects/prometheus

Outputs & outcome

HSMTC contact

Name: Edmond Girasek (senior lecturer)
Phone: +36 1 488 7623
E-mail: girasek@emk.sote.hu

PATH Performance Assessment Tool for Quality Improvement in Hospitals 2006 – 2014

About the project

The PATH project was initiated by the European Regional Office of the WHO in 2003. PATH Project -Performance Assessment Tool for quality improvement in Hospitals- offers quality assessment and result evaluation and quality assurance tools and methods for hospitals
The Path system goes beyond the traditional economic productivity vs clinical efficiency analysis and developed a comprehensive system including clinical efficiency, efficacy, workforce orientation, reactive leadership, safety and patent centerd caregiving-
Within the framework of PAtH a hospital benchmarking system was also realized, with the aim of disseminating good practices.

Role of HSMTC: Country coordinator

For further information please go to the project’s website: http://www.pathqualityproject.eu/

HSMTC contact

Name: Erika Takács (country coordinator)
E-mail: takacs@emk.sote.hu