On May 14-16, a training seminar in the framework of the Russian-Swedish Healthcare Working Group under the Steering Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation, headed by the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov and the Minister for EU Affairs and Trade of the Kingdom of Sweden Ann Linde, was held in Stockholm, Sweden.
The seminar was a follow-up to discussions held at the IV International scientific-practical conference “Health Technology Assessment: The Concept of Value based Healthcare”, organized by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and held on November 23, 2017 in Moscow.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow State Health Insurance Fund, S.N. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution of the Russian Ministry of Health, Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom Sweden. During the visit, the delegation visited the Karolinska University Hospital, Uppsala University Hospital, Karolinska Institute, and the Stockholm County Council, responsible for the organization and payment of medical care in this region.
The participants of the event shared their knowledge and experience in the field of value-based healthcare. Vitaly Omelyanovsky, General Director of the Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, made a presentation about the progress of the preparation of the Russian pilot project on value-based healthcare, which was planned to be implemented on the basis of the S.N. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution of the Russian Ministry of Health. Director of the Moscow State Health Insurance Fund Vladimir Zelensky shared his experience of implementing bundled payment in women’s consultations in Moscow.
This method of payment is considered as “pay for performance” and is one of the components of the value-based healthcare concept.
Representatives of Sweden shared their experience in measuring the results of treatment and building the patient-centered model of medical care. The experience of Sweden is extremely revealing and valuable, as this country is the global leader in the implementation of value-based health care. Representatives of the Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institute are directly involved in the development of standardized clinical outcomes, the use of which is necessary for all countries to ensure comparability of treatment outcomes and improve the quality of healthcare.