HaS Passport - Benchmarking of regional health and social institutions especially in rural areas

HaS Passport aimed to stimulate innovation in regional health and social services, especially in rural areas. For regional services a ‘passport’ should be created in order to organize exchange of experience and to create a good practice book.

Main objectives

  • To provide better understanding of the relevance of health and social services in rural areas
  • To compare the services of the providers involved with similar organizations (benchmark)
  • To make recommendations for future development of new services based on research outcome
  • To create a ‘Good Practice Book’ based on the passports of the service providers involved
  • To disseminate the outcomes to service providers and other relevant experts by organizing an Exchange of Experience seminar

Activity

All information gained through the benchmark should be analyzed at a general level. The outcomes should be compiled in a Benchmarking Study and Policy Recommendation. The benchmarking process is to be supported by relevant policy decision makers in each region. As a result it brings valuable information usable in regional policies and strategies for social and health service development and supporting investments in innovations.

Leadparticipant   

  • University of Economics of Prague, Faculty of Management - South West Bohemia (CZ)

Participants      

  • Alintec - Lombardy (I)
  • Pro Mente Upper Austria - Upper Austria (A)

Results

The common goal of all three partners was providing a better understanding of the relevance of health and social services in rural areas and also the comparison of health and social services based on selected indicators and processes. The results of the study are the best practice examples and resulting recommendations “Good Practice Book” for political representation on the regional level in each country.  The Good Practice book provides valuable information usable in regional policies and strategies for social and health service development and supporting investments in innovations.