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2015-11-05 PUBLIKATIONEN

Health in the Regions. Cross-border health care: Harmonization in European Regions, Hg. Felix Unger et al., Weimar: VDG, 2012.

Health is Wealth: Toward a European Lead Market, Hg. Felix Unger et al., Weimar: VDG, 2009.

Health is Wealth. Strategic Visions for European Healthcare at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Berlin: Springer, 2004

2012

2012-04-04 Health in the Regions

Brussels, European Commission, April 4th, 2012

John Dalli, Commissioner for Health, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for the Regions, decided to develop a joint programme to improve health care in the European regions. This is planned for the new period 2014-2018.

The European Academy of Sciences and Arts has been asked in 2010 to develop a basic document. This has been established in an interdisciplinary approach between medical doctors, economists, providers and the industry under the chairmanship of Felix Unger. On April 4th the report has been handed over to both commissioners as a basic document for further considerations.

The report has three core issues:

1. Regions The regions are classified according to the density of population. There are three classes: regions with a low, a medium and an intensive density. For those regions the medical provisions have been defined, such as medical centres and especially a regional hospital meeting modern requirements in medicine.

2. Medical Arts In the future it will be necessary that the medical doctors are classifying their provisions. This is the basis to reimburse provisions which are based on evidence and outcome. Here is a potential of 10% cost reduction.

3. Pricing A main core element is the pricing. This is at present time nationally and centrally done but for a harmonisation in Europe it will be necessary that all medical provisions are fully reimbursed - with primary, secondary and tertiary costs. The prize is defined where the provision has taken place. This is a basis for a new medical market by insuring the quality. It is a new competition within medicine. This implies a certain depolitisation, the role of politics has to be newly defined.

A medical market is inevitable for harmonisation and cross-border medicine. This is an incentive to improve quality medicine in Europe by competition. The medical market is developed from the basis to up by fully reimbursing all provisions. It is expected that the present costs can be reduced by competition by 20%.

The report is available from the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

For further enquiries please contact:

Judith Gegenburger European Academy of Sciences and Arts St. Peter Bezirk 10, A-5020 Salzburg Tel.: +43/662/841345, Fax: +43/662/841343 E-Mail: judith.gegenburger@euro-acad.eu www.euro-acad.eu

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Health in the Regions


2011

2011-11-08 EU-Kommissar John Dalli bei Fachtagung „Grenzüberschreitende Gesundheitsversorgung in Europa“ in Wien

WIEN – PwC Österreich und die Europäische Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste luden am 27. Oktober 2011 rund 30 Gesundheits-Experten ins Haus der Europäischen Union. Dort diskutierten sie mit John Dalli, EU-Kommissar für Gesundheit und Verbraucher, Andrea Kdolsky, Leiterin des Bereichs Health Care Services bei PwC Österreich und Prof. Dr. Felix Unger, Präsident der Europäischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste, über grenzüberschreitende Gesundheitsversorgung und Patientenmobilität innerhalb Europas. Ziel ist es, die Gesundheitsversorgung zu harmonisieren und auch in den jeweiligen Grenzregionen der Nationalstaaten zu verbessern.

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Abstract


2011-08-03 Primarius Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. Felix Unger hat seine erfolgreiche Tätigkeit an der herzchirurgischen Abteilung der Universität Salzburg (SALK) mit seiner Emeritierung beendet. Zahllose Patienten verdanken Ihm Leben und Lebensqualität...

2011-06-11 Prof. Felix Unger wurde am am 7. Juni 2011 ins Europäische Parlament nach Straßburg eingeladen um dort einen Vortrag mit dem Titel "Europa eine Seele einhauchen" zu halten.

2011-03-10 Unser Projekt Cross border Healthcare: Harmonization in European Regions geht zügig weiter.

Am 2. März waren wir in Brüssel (J. Eekhoff, Stefan Brunnhuber, Susanna Kochskämper und ich) mit den beiden Herren Behrndt und Zotti von den Kabinetten Dalli und Hahn zusammen. Wir haben die Outline nochmals diskutiert und haben die Generallinie festgelegt, man war mit der Entwicklung sehr zufrieden. Unterredung mit den Herren Behrndt u. Zotti von den Kabinetten Dalli und Hahn. Ebenso am 2. März waren wir bei Kommissar Hahn. Er war von unserem Projekt schwer begeistert. Unsere Vorstellungen kommen ihm völlig zurecht. Er hat mit Dalli ausgemacht, dass Health ein Bestandteil des Regionalkonzeptes sein wird und für die Erstellung des neuen Regionalprogrammes von 2014 – 2018 hat er uns dringend gebeten, den Report so schnell als möglich abzugeben. Ich habe ihm Ostern nächsten Jahres versprochen. Jedenfalls ist alles was wir tun von eminenter Bedeutung weil das Grundlage für die weitere Entwicklung der Europäischen Regionalpolitik, ergänzt durch Health, sein wird. Frei nach Woody Allen würde ich sagen, wir bauen unsere gemeinsame Zukunft mit unseren Vorstellungen für die Wohnung, in der wir wohnen wollen. Unterredung mit Kommissar J. Hahn am 2.3.2011, Brüssel.

Noch eine weitere positive Meldung kann ich abgeben: Bei unserer letzten Sitzung in München wurde empfohlen, dass wir auch finanzielle Mittel von Brüssel anfordern. Wir haben von der STOA des Europäischen Parlaments die Zusage, im Gesamtvolumen ihres Projektes eingebaut zu sein. Die Mittel werden aber langsam über die Kommission zugeteilt, bis dahin vergeht viel Zeit und umso mehr bin ich auf einen Projektanschub angewiesen. Diese Woche, am 11. März, sind wir bei Dalli, um die Feinabstimmungen noch zu machen. Jedenfalls freue ich mich mitzuteilen, dass das Projekt konkrete Konturen hat, vor allem Konturen wo es uns erlaubt ist, unsere Vorstellungen für die Gesamtkonzeption der Europäischen Regionalpolitik einzubringen. Mit herzlichen Grüßen Felix Unger

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Meeting Brussels 2 March 2011


2011-02-02 Cross Border Health Care: Harmonization in European Regions Task Force:
Report prepared for the Commissioners John Dalli and Johannes Hahn

2010

2010-11-26 July 12th 2010, Brussels: Meeting with Commissioner Dalli, mandat for the new report: Cross Border Medicine: Harmonisation in European Regions, handing over: June 2012

August 19th 2010, Salzburg: Meeting of the Board

November 24th 2010, Munich: First working session, defining the frame

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PDF download: draft


2010-06-14 “Harmonizing cross border Health Care in European Regions”
    Tuesday 29th June 2010, 13:00 to 14:30 European Parliament, Salon des Membres Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels
      The European Union achieved a great progress in establishing European Regions, the Schengen treaty and the Euro. Additionally there has been a stimulus to propel cross border medicine. Those achievements are leading to establish Cross Border Health Care and Delivery in the European Regions between two member states. The most challenging fact is reimbursing medical provisions. This is a new chance establishing a cross border medicine, where all possibilities can be used, as medical services in all forms and to have a proper large group of patients which is at present not given. Additionally is the chance to finance common projects as hospitals in form of new Regional hospitals. In overall there is an upcoming chance developing new concepts in health care, where the potentials of two nations can be concentrated in the region. The European Institute of Health proposes a Harmonizer who should harmonize care and concepts in building new institutions and hospitals.

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      PDF download: report


2010-02-01 GEORGIA RETURNS TO EUROPE
    The Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs Dr.Alexander Kvitashivili and the President of the European Institute of Health of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts Prof.Dr.Felix Unger met on January 29th in Tbilisi, Georgia, sharing different concepts in future Health Care in Georgia. The discussion has been drawn in the light of the report to the EU to the Commissioners Vassiliou and Verheugen “The European Lead Market in Health Care”. The most interesting consequence of Minister Kvitashvili is that Georgia has the unique chance to develop a most modern Health Care System starting from scratch. He is not convinced in overtaking running concepts from European states, a mistake he says which was made in East-Germany and East countries of the EU. He promotes a Health Care System based to the medical arts and the demands of Georgia. Already there are numerous insurance companies starting their endeavours in financing medicine enabling recent medical care in Georgia. The Minster has to be congratulated and supported on his extreme attitudes which will lead in near future to a sufficient system of modern Health Care in Georgia.

2009

2009-10-04 Regulation for Public Health in Europe Dissemination of the Report.

2008

2008-10-06 Release of the Report to the EP, EC, ECO

2008-04-17 Salzburg, Writing Session

2007

2007-11-12 Meeting with Commissioner Verheugen, Brussels

2007-08-11 Brussels, European Interest Group, European Policy Center, Report to the Parliament, Council and Commission Steering Committee Meeting

2007-06-27 Brussels, European Policy Center

2007-06-06 Salzburg, Meeting II

2007-05-21 Meeting with Minister De Maiziére, Berlin

2007-02-08 Meeting with MEP Rübig

2007-01-22 European Council

2007-01-15 Steering Committee Meeting Munich