Transforming the patient experience with telehealth in Europe

User Policy Advisory Board (UPAB)

About the United4Health user policy advisory board

The UPAB has supported the United4Health project by giving input and advice, on the impact of the project activities on policy discussions about the transformation of healthcare systems in Europe. Comments came from a wide range of user-related stakeholders, and provided the opinions of older adults, patients and physicians, health care providers and payers.

Its main contributions have included:

  • Two reports (one public): First, an internal report that gave initial feedback on the preliminary work undertaken by United4Health (particularly its roots in the Renewing Health project) and outlined the terms of reference for the Board (see internal deliverable D4.1). Second, a policy briefing that laid out the project’s overall policy messages (see external deliverable D4.3).
  • Two reports (both internal): Notes from two local United4Health meetings, in Norway and Scotland to discuss deployment reflected on the potential to gain increased input from healthcare professionals and patients.
  • Five internal meetings and two public ones: Meetings held between September 2014 and November 2015. Representatives from the policy board’s member associations reviewed, the background to the project; the project findings on;
    •  eHealth applications’ deployment for cardiac conditions
    • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • diabetes

UPAB members attended the STOA meeting held on 1 December 2015, and will attend the United4Health final conference to be held on 18/19 January 2016.

User Policy Advisory Board Organisations

Organisation Web site
AEIP – European Association of Paritarian Organisations http://www.aeip.net/
AER – Assembly of European Regions http://aer.eu/
AGE – AGE Platform Europe http://www.age-platform.eu/
AIM – International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies http://www.aim-mutual.org/
CPME – Standing Committee of European Doctors http://www.cpme.eu/
EBC – European Brain Council http://www.braincouncil.eu/
ECC – European COPD Coalition http://www.copdcoalition.eu/
EFA – European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Association http://www.efanet.org/
EHMA – European Health Management Association http://www.ehma.org/
EHN – European Heart Network http://www.ehnheart.org/
EHTEL – European Health Telematics Association https://www.ehtel.eu/
EPF – European Patients’ Forum http://www.eu-patient.eu/
EPHA – European Public Health Alliance http://www.epha.org/
ERS – European Respiratory Society http://www.ersnet.org/
ESC – European Society of Cardiology http://www.escardio.org/
ESIP – European Social Insurance Partners http://www.esip.eu/
ESR – European Society of Radiology https://www.myesr.org/
Eurocarers – Eurocarers http://www.eurocarers.org/
EUREGHA – European Regional and Local Health Authorities http://www.euregha.net/
EWMA –  European Wound Management Association http://www.ewma.org/
HOPE – European Hospital and Healthcare Federation http://www.hope.be/
IDF Europe – International Diabetes Federation http://www.idf.org/regions/europe
UEMS – Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes http://www.uems.eu/