Programmes: How we do what we do
EIT Health works by identifying unmet clinical and economic needs of citziens, healtchare providers and payers within complex healthcare systems. Based on these needs, we initiate innovation by bringing together education, business and research. EIT Health's added value includes ensuring that innovation always addresses the needs of the market and society.
To achieve this, we undertake activities divided into three programme areas, or "pillars":
Focus Areas: How we ensure impact
To ensure that our activities have maximum impact, EIT Health requires that all activities comply with one of these six Focus Areas:
Towards Health Continuum Pathways
From treatment centric limitations to the health continuum breadth – EIT Health will lead the reform of care pathways, undertaking the design and evidence-based implementation of innovative care and health delivery solutions. This focus area introduces the concept of prevention and late management of co-morbidity at key stages in the care pathway. Because our network has disease specific expertise, responses to this Focus Area will logically centre on specific diseases. New care pathways allow us to showcase existing and new EIT Health start-ups and commercial solutions, in context of the diseases they impact and the improved outcomes they deliver.
Creating the Enabling Environment for Healthcare Transformation
From the current challenge to a sustainable future – EIT Health will deliver an organisational evolution in healthcare management, with value-based benefits for citizens and consequent financial benefits to society, by designing and demonstrating innovation in management models and aligned training. The biggest threats to our goal of implementing innovation are barriers to change and adoption within the existing healthcare systems. This Focus Area recognises the proven strength of our network (portfolio 2017/2018) in piloting and demonstrating system change, plus it is highly connected to our ability to address the educational and digital needs driven by structural change in healthcare delivery.
Harnessing the Power of Real World Data
From conceptual vision to tangible value – EIT Health will launch RWD initiatives that are robust, inform valid healthcare decisions and demonstrate potential to be scaled up, thus establishing a framework for EU leadership in access and analysis of RWD. There is unique potential in our network to provide latent RWD assets and unforeseen lucrative commercial opportunities (based on data equity). This Focus Area will concentrate on optimising access and analytical validity, particularly for prediction.
Bringing Care Home
From institutional delivery to health delivered at home – EIT Health will deliver optimal home-based healthcare to older citizens and consequent financial benefits to society, by designing and demonstrating innovation in home care service and systems. Responding to the demographic and system challenge for optimal healthcare for the older person. EIT Health partners submitted five out of six Focus Area proposals in response to the 2019 call.
From the Workplace to the Health Place: Employer Leadership in Improving Health Outcomes
From workplace to health place – EIT Health will deliver improved healthcare to employees and consequent financial benefits to employers, by going beyond the traditional expectation of employer responsibility for health in the workplace. Employer leadership in improving health outcomes in the workplace: Consistent with our business objectives, this Focus Area will address balance in our portfolio in an area where Innolife identified great potential due to the nature of our network. This Focus Area provides a practical route to citizen engagement that is consistent with our infrastructure.
Fostering Healthy Lives by Introducing Behavioural Change
From dealing with disease and disability to healthy lives – EIT Health will supply tools and incentives to citizens to modify their way of life, to prevent early onset of ageing, disease and disability, and to profit from more years in health and wellbeing. EIT Health will focus on providing opportunities especially to children, and other vulnerable or marginalised groups in society. European citizens need to modify their lives to prevent early onset of ageing, disease and disability, and to profit from more years in health and wellbeing. EIT Health will focus on providing opportunities, especially to children and other vulnerable groups. By developing user friendly information channels that provide individualised guardianship in every-day situations, such solutions allow citizens to live rewarding and productive lives.