Ecorys presents study at the symposium 'Cross-border Healthcare in Europe: Promoting Patients’ Rights and Boosting Cooperation'| Social Policy
Kimberley van den Bergen, consultant at Ecorys, was one of the key-speakers at the symposium “Cross-border Healthcare in Europe: Promoting Patients’ Rights and Boosting Cooperation”, organised by Public Policy Exchange (PPE) in Brussels on 12 September 2017. At the symposium, Ecorys presented the recently published study on potential obstacles in the provision of cross-border health services. Ecorys also informed the attendees on the currently ongoing study on enhancing information provision to patients in cross-border health services. During the session on “Supporting the movement of healthcare workers across Europe”, various topics were discussed e.g. the need for accurate information provision for patients and providers, the needs and challenges of an evolving healthcare workforce and the implementation of the Professional Qualification Recognition Directive and its effects on healthcare professionals.
On 9 June 2017, the European Commission (DG SANTE) published the final report of the study on cross-border health services: potential obstacles for healthcare providers. This study was conducted by the consortium of Ecorys, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Spark Legal Network and Consultancy Ltd.
The study report can be accessed here.