Healthcare Pathway management

Improving organisation of healthcare is one of the highlights of the recent reform of health policy as defined by the National Health Act issued in 2016. By coordinating health and medico-social stakeholders in conjunction with beneficiaries, these new pathways are intended to ensure continuity, accessibility, quality, safety and efficiency of patient management. Several innovative technologies such as healthcare professionals’ collaborative practices, telemedicine and e-health/digital health should play a major role in this perspective.

“The right healthcare, at the right time, by the right health professional”.

At the national level, just like at the local level, the “pathway” approach is the subject of multiple experiments that must be supported and assessed in order to draw reproducible and transferable feedback in terms of success and quality.

As an expert in public health methodology and assessment, CEMKA-EVAL has the capability to develop and assess these interventions or pilot studies (identification of setbacks, possible actions and areas for improvement). Various methods may be combined depending on needs:

  • Semi-structured qualitative interviews with key partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Analysis of claims database and hospital discharge databases (e.g. SNIIRAM, EGB, PMSI , etc.)
  • Organisational analyses
  • Budget impact and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Opportunity and satisfaction survey

Key points

  • Assessment of innovative health-organisational process
  • Defining and modelling of health-pathway and identifying setbacks and areas for improvement
  • Multidisciplinary team: public health specialists, epidemiologists, health economists, sociologists, bio-statisticians, etc.