Healthcare providers participating in ParkinsonNet Luxembourg benefit in many ways:
- increase of knowledge and expertise on how to treat PwPD. This increase of expertise and knowledge, as well as outreach activities promoting ParkinsonNet trained therapists, results in an increased number of PwPD to treat.
- Access to continuous training, according to evidence-based guidelines.
- Expert healthcare professionals are made visible to other professionals as well as to patients.
- understanding on how to communicate in a multidisciplinary team and how to work in a network. This acquired knowledge is beneficial also for the treatment of other diseases.
- increased work satisfaction.
- increased patient satisfaction and quality of life.
- Being involved in a national healthcare and research network for PD is important for healthcare professionals and patients. Lessons learned from the implementation of this network can be applied to other chronic diseases. In addition, synergies and collaboration among other network stakeholders can be identified and amplified and even extended to other disease networks.
ParkinsonNet therapists are specifically trained to identify, together with the patients, the patient’s individual problems in order to develop a multidisciplinary therapy plan with them and their family.
An important asset of ParkinsonNet Luxembourg is the close interaction with the national research landscape represented by the National Centre of Excellence for Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD) funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR). This collaboration between researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals allows a seamless integration of recent advances in scientific knowledge into the real-life healthcare setting in Luxembourg.
Benefits and Values
Added Value in Healthcare
- Training and education results in better care delivery and treatment outcomes;
- quality monitoring valorises healthcare, validates healthcare value and supports healthcare policies;
- harmonized interdisciplinary care procedures improve communication between patients and healthcare professionals
- Care management efficiently supports patients and professionals by interdisciplinary/intersectoral coordination;
- it provides stratified information collection and presentation to patients and professionals before (preparation) and after (interdisciplinary monitoring) visits at hospitals or outpatient units/practices;
- harmonized information (content and handling workflows) ensures transparency and joint understanding between patients and professionals;
- improved management and coordination can shorten waiting times and reduce inadequate preventive, diagnostic, treatment and monitoring procedures
- Better education and coordinated collaboration increases work satisfaction of professionals and healthcare service perception and acceptance rates for patients