The requirements placed on well-coordinated treatment are growing: the population is ageing, and chronic diseases are on the rise. Moreover, advancements in medical technology enable those with serious illnesses to live longer.
But the fragmented nature of the Swiss healthcare system creates major obstacles. Those who fall ill are referred from one treatment provider to another. There is often a lack of coordination. Furthermore, not everyone involved in the process has access to the medical and treatment data. All of this makes the healthcare system cumbersome and expensive. And it no longer meets the needs of today's patients.
Forms of collaboration need to be rethought and the continuous rise in healthcare costs must be brought under control.