Improving access to health: learning from the field

Health systems are facing significant and rapid changes. The nature of the needs changes , the areas of possible solutions diversify under the influence of technological progress, the emergence of new actors and the increasing restrictions of resources.

To ensure the effectiveness of health systems, decisions, at all levels, must be based on the best available evidence and analysis of actual practices. Unfortunately, scientific research or evaluations of activities are developed according to long processes that are difficult to reconcile with the need for rapid adaptation of practices. Moreover, the lessons learned do not necessarily translate into a change in habits.

It is important then to better organize health systems so that they become learners, that is to say they can better study their own practices to learn lessons that will allow them to adapt quickly to the evolution of their environment .

From this perspective, research and care practices need to be better connected. Learning processes must be continuous, collaborative and multidisciplinary work must be encouraged. New communication tools and mass data management also offer opportunities to facilitate this dynamic.

At the eighth edition of the GHF, we will explore innovations to improve the learning and implementation cycle to best adapt our practices and improve access to health in a changing world.

Questions that we would like to explore in priority :
• Better learning
1. Improving data collection and Electronic medical patient record
2. Improving the analysis of the data collected and managing the mass data
3. New research and evaluation practices
4. Which role for the clinical research
5. Accelerate research to adapt practices during epidemic emergencies
6. Direct monitoring of diagnostic
• Better implementation
1. What role for Innovation unit
2. Improving training to better change the practices
3. Improving the implementation of new practices
4. Implementation study
5. Evaluation and role of mobile app
• Actors
1. New actors, interaction between actors, role change of actors
2. Empowerment of communities and patients
3. New actors and change of practice
4. New role for nurses and health care professions
5. Telemedecine Which lesson learn for a new practice
• Others
1. Digital tool as a factor of change
2. Ethical issues posed by new practices
3. Equity and democracy
4. Convergence of practice, research and management
5. Revisiting project cycles to make them more effective.

Improving access to health: learning from the field