The shifting healthcare landscape
The face of healthcare is changing right across Europe. As people are living longer, they require more care to maintain happy, healthy, independent lifestyles. This care no longer has to be delivered from hospitals and doctors’ surgeries alone, and traditional care delivery models are evolving to reflect this. At the same time, the way healthcare is funded is also changing. Governments and insurers are looking to move away from disconnected, reactive treatment models towards predictive, preventative models. This has meant a fundamental reorganization of underlying infrastructures.
The Treant Care Group (Treant) in the Netherlands was formed when three hospitals in the north of the country merged while the Ommelander Hospital Groningen (OHG) is the product of a merger between two hospitals in the same region. They share an IT that team provides services to five hospital sites and 20 care locations. The group is unique in that it offers both cure and care services, and that it can optimize service by acting at a regional level.