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Mission: The primary aim of the Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care is to improve patient access to innovation in health and social care by influencing EU policy. The group is Co-Chaired by Members of the European Parliament:
Additional Members to the Group currently include: Christofer Fjellner (EPP, SE) and Miroslav Mikolasik (EPP, Slovakia). Membership is open to Members of the European Parliament, EU policymakers and stakeholders with experience in innovation in health and social care.
The Group is supported in all its activities by Health First Europe, a pan-European alliance of more than 20 European groups of patients, healthcare professionals, academics, hospitals and industry.
The working group’s principal objectives include:
Policy Objectives: Key policy objectives of the Innovation in Health and Social Care Interest Group include:
Encourage the European Commission and the European Parliament (STOA) to better explore how to value health for Member State governments in order to make smart investments in health systems for the benefit of patients and society.
Seek promotion of innovations in health and social care that promote and health and well-being for citizens, particularly through a Joint Action or Expert working group dedicated to health promotion.
Drive the European Commission to develop a unique policy on community care which would support the sharing of best practices across Member States for providing care to patients outside of acute settings.