The 2014 Euro-Summit, supported by KPMG, focused on the future organisation of hospital services in Europe, and discussed how these can be provided in a way that helps meet the health, economic and societal challenges facing European nations.
We established a forum for a select senior level audience of policy makers, practitioners and academics from across Europe to examine, in depth, the major challenges facing European health systems.
The Euro-Summit enabled debate about how best to respond to these challenges, and consideration of how Europe can share international innovations and learn from other parts of the world.
We discussed key questions including:
- What are the drivers for change in the organisation of hospital services in Europe?
- What do we mean by ‘hospital’ and what are the essential characteristics of an effective hospital network or system?
- What is the current range of approaches to organising hospital services for a locality, region or nation, and how is this evolving in different European countries?
- What are leading thinkers in Europe saying about the future organisation of hospitals?
- What are hospitals in Europe doing to respond to the increasing challenge of managing multi-morbidity and frailty?
- What are hospitals in Europe doing to respond to the opportunities presented by e-health and other technological developments?