Nordic Healthcare Group Blog

Better quality of life for stroke patients

A unique national stroke patient pathway pilot puts patient at the centre and tries out various incentives to make the pathway better.

The Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF) took a big leap towards value-based healthcare as they started a national stroke patient pathway pilot involving 4 out of 6 hospitals in Estonia providing acute stroke care. How did this project get started? What has been successful so far? And most important, what are the lessons learned?

Discussed in the presentation at ICHOM 2020:

  • What has been done and why?
  • How to get started?
  • Lessons learned
  • Patients’ perspective
  • Collecting outcomes
  • Benchmarking

P.S. Have you implemented the ICHOM stroke standard set or are planning to do so? We’d love to get in contact and share experiences and information with other hospitals and organisations. Please reach out to:

Rõõt Palmiste,
Project Manager at the Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF) or

Vesa Komssi,
Executive Vice President at Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG)

Photo of the Presentation of “Measuring Outcomes and Stroke Patient Pathway Pilot in Estonia”