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HCP lectures at Polish EU healthcare reform conference

Published 11/9/2017

September 11 Johan Hjertqvist held the keynote lecture at the Warsaw WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL DIALOGUE No. 5, titled “Health care system that makes patients satisfied – financing of system and services“. His presentation is available at our website. The conference is organized in the framework of „Together for Health” project, which is co-financed under the EU Operational […]

New HCP study reveals huge inequality around Europe in heart disease prevention

Published 26/8/2017

There are significant gaps between evidence-based measures for secondary prevention and actual practice. Most European countries lack a comprehensive national action plan on cardio-vascular disease (CVD) with targets for secondary prevention of CVD. These are some key findings from the study published  by the Health Consumer Powerhouse (HCP) August 26, 2017 at the European Society […]

Johan Hjertqvist lectures in Beijing, London

Published 12/6/2017

As the take-up of HCP indices grows, governments and health business start understanding that they can gain from supporting the development of open performance comparisons. June 15 HCP president Johan Hjertqvist will present the HCP activities in a workshop in Beijing, hosted by the Dutch Embassy in China. The steady Dutch top position in the […]


Published 24/4/2017

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Euro Health Consumer Index 2016 on Irish television

Published 10/2/2017

See Arne commenting the Irish results in EHCI 2016 at 12.50 in the clip below.

Invitation to the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) 2016 launch webinar

Published 25/1/2017

We are proud to invite you to the presentation of the new Euro Health Consumer Index – the best established comparison and assessment of public healthcare in 35 European countries. The Index webinar will start January 30, 10:00 CET. The live broadcast will be on: Facebook: Youtube: In the webinar, the EHCI 2016 […]

Presentation by Arne Björnberg at Spectrum Onkologie’s 10-year anniversary

Published 3/10/2016

Prof. Björnberg was presenting in Vienna on September 30 at the occasion of the 10-year anniversary of the Austrian journal Spectrum Onkologie. The topic was ‘EHCI 2015 and Cancer Care in Europe’. Download the presentation (pdf)

Presentation by Johan Hjertqvist at the Healthworld conference 2016 in Athens

Published 20/9/2016

The dire Greek healthcare situation keeps attracting international attention. HCP founder and president Johan Hjertqvist presented a somewhat unconventional analysis, based from Euro Health Consumer Index findings since 2005, at the Healthworld conference September 20-21, 2016, in Athens. Mr Hjertqvist has contributed to Greek reform through a number of previous lectures. Download the presentation (pdf) […]

Presentation by Prof. Björnberg in Gdansk, Poland

Published 7/6/2016

HCP Chairman, Prof. Arne Björnberg, was invited to present at the European Medicines’ Congress at Gdansk, Poland. Much of the focus was on Accessibility of healthcare services, as Poland (and Sweden) shares the lowest score on that sub-discipline in the Euro Health Consumer Index 2015. Dr. Björnberg claimed to show mathematically that this is mainly […]

Prof. Arne Björnberg at the national Ireland Future Health Summit in Dublin

Published 26/5/2016

HCP Chairman, Prof. Arne Björnberg, was invited to present at the national Ireland Future Health Summit in Dublin. Prof. Björnberg was also interviewed on the main stage, and among other questions was asked what he thought a “Brexit” from the EU would mean for European healthcare. As this would presumably mean less British domination at […]