What we do

EHFCN’s activities aim to support members and associates entities in their work of prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution and redress of healthcare fraud, corruption and waste.

EHFCN organises conferences, ‘Open Houses’ and training seminars

They all aim at promoting the share of best practice and encouraging the exchange of information, the development of common working standards and networking with peers.

The EHFCN conference is (almost) annually organised and hosted by an EHFCN Member, open to the public.

Participants include relevant counter fraud experts, policy makers as well as political leaders in dealing with fraud, waste and corruption in healthcare from different levels and different organizations (governments, private sector, international organizations, NGO’s) plus leading scientists from various disciplines.

The 12th EHFCN Conference on the theme Future challenges in Europe to counter waste and fraud in healthcare (5 and 6 October 2017) was hosted in Paris (France) by CNAM.

The outcomes of the conference were:

  • definition of the role and needs of key stakeholders in European countries in tackling fraud and preventing money from being wasted.
  • identification of the next steps for European members and partners to move forward, bringing together experts and perspectives from international and national levels.

The 11th EHFCN Conference on the theme Ensuring financially sustainable healthcare in Europe: countering fraud, waste and corruption (5 and 6 November 2015) was hosted in the Hague (the Netherlands) by Zorgverzekeraars Nederland. You can find the summary of the 11th EHFCN conference here.

At the occasion of this conference, Minister Edith Schippers, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (the Netherlands) and Minister Maggie De Block, Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health (Belgium), recorded a video message for EHFCN. To view these messages, click on the images below:

Open Houses are meetings hosted by an EHFCN Member who opens its doors to other EHFCN Members or potential EHFCN members. This event was hosted in 2015 in Prague (Czech Republic) by VZP CR.  In 2016 is was hosted in Lissabon (Portugal) by IGAS (General Inspectorate of Health).

To find out where and when our next events will be hosted, click on What are we working on?

EHFCN Excellence Awards

These awards aim to stimulate best practices in counter fraud and counter corruption activities in healthcare.

They also aim to promote the work of EHFCN by accrediting particular actions or initiatives which prove excellence in the field and constitute tangible contributions to the promotion of the goals of EHFCN.

EHFCN awareness campaigns

Awareness campaigns call for the creation of a real anti-fraud and anti-corruption culture within the healthcare systems among service providers, healthcare suppliers, healthcare payers, healthcare users and ultimately among all European citizens. They are organised simultaneously by EHFCN and its member organisations. The activities aim at raising awareness of the problem of healthcare fraud, waste and corruption across Europe.

EHFCN Publications

They aim to provide information and a better insight in the issues tackled by the Network, for the Network and other stakeholders interested in the topic.

To read the latest EHFCN publications, please click on Publications.

Networking

Finally, EHFCN monitors EU affairs related to fraud, corruption and waste in the healthcare sector in order to better collaborate with European and international bodies which have an influence on healthcare in Europe. It provides its members with information on what is happening at European level and represents its members in EU consultations.

For more information on our running projects, please click on What are we working on?