AIM and ESIP publish Open Letter on the Standardisation of Health and Social Services

international-organization-for-standardization-70615 September 2016 – The members of ESIP and AIM, social security organisations, mutuals and health insurance funds, are following with great concern increasing efforts at European level for standardisation in the field of health and social services. In particular, recent requests for standardisation in quality of care for elderly people and patient involvement in person-centered care, as well as deliberations on standardisation in the field of healthcare within a CEN working group, represent a fundamental interference with existing national rules and medical guidelines developed by the competent institutions. Read AIM-ESIP joint letter on standardisation.

AIM publishes press release and recommendations on CETA

cetaHealth insurance funds and health mutuals welcome the announcement of European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on 5 July 2016 of CETA being a mixed agreement. Nevertheless, we regret the provisional implementation of the agreement. We believe that the current exemptions on public services and health services in CETA are not sufficient. Continue reading “AIM publishes press release and recommendations on CETA”

AIM Position on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

healthpromotionAIM sends out a clear signal today about how important health promotion and disease prevention is. Chair of the AIM Working Group dealing with the topic, Mr Leo Blum says: “More prevention is key to the sustainability of our healthcare systems….  Continue reading “AIM Position on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention”