EMPATHiE – Empower patients for better results!

The final report of the EMPATHiE project is out! For about a year, the tender ‘Empowering patients in the management of chronic diseases’ or EMPATHiE analysed patient empowerment (PE) for patients with chronic diseases.

You can download the final summary report below.

Key findings and recommendations

Among the key findings, EMPATHiE confirmed that interventions targeting patient empowerment tend to present positive results (when compared to usual care).

Another good news is the strong interest patient empowerment generates: all stakeholders involved demonstrated their willingness to collaborate at European level on patient empowerment.

The study recommends a European strategy and action plan on patient empowerment as a starting point.

The study also formulated recommendations to improve patient empowerment:

  • Providing better education to patients and the wider audience;
  • Improving the education of healthcare professionals in holistic thinking and communication;
  • Restructuring healthcare delivery and developing a central common electronic record accessible by patients as well as professionals.

What is the project about?

The tender EMPATHiE aims to deliver a research project to the European Commission to achieve a common understanding of the concept of patient empowerment (PE) and identify good practices, success factors and barriers.

More information about the project can be found here: http://www.eu-patient.eu/whatwedo/Projects/EMPATHiE/

Contact: Kaisa Immonen-Charalambous (policy@eu-patient.eu) 

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