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Person-centered Patient-Public-Private Partnership (PCP4): Test beds for person-centered care

PCP4 is a collaboration platform for person-centered partnership. Within the platform, research, education and implementation will be organised and institutionalised in collaboration between universities, patients, healthcare decision-makers, staff and the business community.

Our vision for the health care of the future

The rapidly rising costs of health care threaten the quality of care. Our vision is a person-centered health care with good quality and cost control. Person-centered care is a scientifically proven way of working that can reduce costs, while improving the quality of care. The transition to person-centered care requires organisational and cultural changes and support for specific tools such as e / m-health, changed incentive systems and new compensation systems. Therefore, an interdisciplinary and interprofessional plan for research and development is needed, where also patients and representatives of the health care and industry feel that they own the process and thus invest and accept responsibility for implementation.

Collaboration platform for a person-centered partnership

To achieve this, we have formed a collaboration platform for a person-centered partnership. Within the platform, research, education and implementation will be organised and institutionalised in collaboration between universities, patients, healthcare decision-makers, health care staff and the business community. The parties to the platform jointly and with regard to each other define issues that are addressed and projects that are implemented.

A system change is required

In PCP4 we intend to use the measures identified in the analysis from the WE-Care program. The conclusions from the WE-Care program are that a system change towards a more person-centered and health-promoting system is possible, but it requires changes in several areas which then at the same time become "enabler". The following areas were identified:

• Use of technology to support person-centered care

• Development of a compensation system for person-centered care

• Develop incentives to implement person-centered care

• Develop measurement methods for quality improvements as a result of person-centered care

• Develop models to establish robust agreements between payers and healthcare providers to ensure person-centered care

Large-scale testing

These changes should be tested in a limited geographical region ("Test Bed") where several simultaneous changes are made followed by a comparison of quality and cost for a control region.

Full effect and utilisation of innovations / improvements at the micro level, ie “close to the patient”, will not be realised if they are not linked to changes at the macro level (policy, control system).

PCP4 stakeholders and partners

In June 2018, an introductory meeting was arranged with interested parties. Representatives from various organisations agreed to work together with the ambition to develop PCP4.

They are:

Regions, county councils and municipalities

o Västra Götaland region

o Region Dalarna

o Region Blekinge

o The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)

Patient organisations, which represent patients and relatives

o The Swedish Disability Rights federation

o The Swedish Kidney Association

o The Swedish Heart and Lung Association

Industry

o Essity

o Doberman

Academia and research

o GPCC

o University of Gothenburg

o Blekinge Institute of Technology

o Dalarna University