All.Can aims to drive sustainable healthcare solutions for everyone affected by cancer. We have already begun to identify several powerful examples of projects or initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of cancer care; many of these are featured in our inaugural policy report. However, we wanted to do more to gather and share best practices across the cancer community.
We created the efficiency hub as a means of doing this, to collect as many examples as possible on how to improve efficiency in cancer care. We want to make best-practice examples readily accessible – and to encourage others to replicate them.
The All.Can efficiency hub will showcase examples – big or small – that have a positive impact on the efficiency of cancer care. The hub will gather examples from across the entire cancer pathway, from prevention and screening to treatment and follow-up care, end-of-life care and survivorship – and for all cancer types.
The All.Can efficiency hub is, to our knowledge, the first of its kind and we hope it is able to provide value to the cancer care community by making best-practice examples in cancer care readily accessible to all.
How we define efficiency
All.Can defines efficiency as focusing resources on what matters to patients, to achieve better outcomes. Waste in cancer care is not just about money, but time, quality of life, and missed opportunities for patients and their families.
Our work with iPAAC
All.Can is a collaborating partner in the Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer (iPAAC) and will be contributing to Work Package 8, addressing the ‘Challenges in Cancer Care’. The programme of work is currently in development.
iPAAC is a European Commission-funded Joint Action that connects nearly 44 partners across Europe to improve cancer control. It is aimed at implementing innovative approaches to cancer control, as well as building on the deliverables of the previous CANCON Joint Action. The project is running from 2018–2020, with the final output being a Roadmap on Implementation and Sustainability of Cancer Control Actions, which will support member states to implement the recommendations.
As part of this work, All.Can is partnering with iPAAC on the efficiency hub. iPAAC is conducting a survey on best practices in efficiency of cancer care in hospitals across Europe. The survey is being conducted between February and September 2019, in partnership with iPAAC, the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) and All.Can. Examples collected in this survey will be featured in the All.Can efficiency hub.
For more information, please visit https://www.ipaac.eu