Entries by Ruben van Zelm

Inaugural pathways conference Canadian National Section

Hosted by DAVINCI co-leads Saima Awan and Dr. Andriy Samokhvalov November 28, 2015 |The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library The inaugural pathways conference was held this past November to an audience of doctors, nurses, clinicians, pharmacists, and various other medical professionals and mental health and addiction specialists.

Graduations Care Pathway Course Belgian-Dutch CP Network

This week, a group of 12 professional graduated from the 10-day Care Pathway Course, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This course is organised within the Belgian-Dutch Clinical Pathway Network. The 7-phase model forms the backbone of the course. The 10 days are spread over a period of just over  a year, in which the participants perform […]

Project update: Care Pathways for Nutrition problems in surgical patients with Gastro Intestinal Cancer (CP4NutriGICan)

In E-P-A newsletter Issue 12, November 2013, we informed you of a project aimed at developing and implementing care pathways for nutrition problems. It is now time to give you a quick update. The project, supported by an unconditional educational grant by Baxter, is executed in 3 hospitals in Belgium, France, Germany and The Netherlands, […]

Research into STEMI care pathways: Online Survey

ST- Elevation Myocardial infarction (STEMI) is one of the most common  disease in our aging world that leads to mortality due to its time sensitivity characteristics. The promises by clinical pathway in  controlling the cost, time and quality of patient care has encouraged the use of clinical pathway in STEMI care. However, it is still […]

New National Section: Italy

Following the successful International Care Pathway Conference 2015 in Reggio Emilia last October, E-P-A has a new National Section in Italy. Any country with more than 20 members can form a National Section. There are more than 20 individual E-P-A members in Italy, and there are two volunteers to lead the section. We introduce the Chair and […]

ICPC2015 Patient experience

During the Round Table session on the final day of the ICPC2015, ms. G. Gelosini told the audience a very personal story from her perspective as a patient. She encountered negative and positive experiences during her illness. Among the negative experiences were not being taken serious by professionals and a fragmented care process. The positive […]

ICPC2015 Closing remarks

At the closing of the ICPC2015, prof. Sermeus gave an overview of developments and challenges, and E-P-A’s role in advancing care pathways. He used the model for managing complex change by T. Knoster as structure:

Care pathways and business process management (BPM)

As a part of our master’s degree in economics and administration at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), we wrote our master’s thesis in the spring of 2014 on the topic of care pathways. We conducted a qualitative study on the management and development of care pathways at two Norwegian hospitals, both having several Care […]