Engaged alongside patients, healthcare professionals and hospitals
As the Healthcare activity of the Group, Air Liquide Healthcare is engaged alongside patients, healthcare professionals and hospitals to make the healthcare system efficient and virtuous for all. All this is already a work in progress, with one imperative: create value for the patient. With 15,600 men and women, we’re a major world player in healthcare, an expert in chronic diseases follow up at home and new places of care, and supplier of services and medical gases solution for hospitals in particular.
Putting the patient first with Value-based Healthcare
Air Liquide Healthcare has one priority in mind: patients are the heart of everything we do. Our 30 years of expertise and especially our home healthcare expertise have taught us that putting patients at the centre of the system, as a person, is the only way forward for a more valuable healthcare. With Value Based Healthcare, a unique patient-centric and collective approach around better outcomes, Air Liquide Healthcare is engaged to improve value in healthcare for the benefit of patients and at the best cost for the society. Our claim ‘Changing Care.With You.’ encapsulates this new perspective. With this priority in mind, we develop innovative solutions to address major public health needs and social issues.
Improving patients' quality of life
Because every patient experiences their illness differently, Air Liquide favors personalized care pathways. This is a virtuous approach that aims to improve both the patient’s health and quality of life at the best cost for the healthcare system.
Knowledge sharing for better care of chronic patients
Antonio is a nurse and Laurenţiu a physiotherapist, they discuss their daily job and their relationship with patients.
Patients at the centre
At Air Liquide Healthcare, we see patients as people who should be at the heart of everything caregivers do. Putting the patient at the centre will allow us to focus on value and what really matters to them.
Patients are more than their illness
Even when patients are suffering from chronic conditions they still want to get on with their lives as normally as possible. After all, patients are people with specific expectations.
Personalized care, not standard care
Air Liquide Healthcare’s combined human and digital approach allows us to offer more personalised care pathways. Too often, standardized care does not match what patients really value and their specific needs.
Better allocation of care, not more care
We want to offer quality of care over quantity of services. By allocating resources to services that are adding value, we deliver more valuable and cost-efficient pathways. This makes healthcare more sustainable and affordable in the long term.
Partnership as a preference
Patients will really benefit from a value-based healthcare when all stakeholders come together around outcomes that matter to them. We cooperate closely with all healthcare professionals and institutions towards this perspective.
Switching from fee-for-service to fee-for-value
In a service-based system, providers are required to charge a fee-for-service. At Air Liquide Healthcare, we believe that the system should pay for what is beneficial to achieve patient outcomes, with new reimbursement models based on fee-for-value.
Facing healthcare main challenges
Urbanization, pollution, sedentary lifestyle, pandemics, ageing population and the rise of chronic diseases (respiratory, diabetes) are growing challenges. As a major world player in home healthcare, an expert in chronic disease follow up at home, and supplier of medical gases and services to hospitals et others places of care, we strive to build an efficient and virtuous healthcare system based on creation of value for all.
We are the value partner present at every step of the patient pathway providing our expertise and services in every location of care: from hospitals / community to home healthcare. Our aim is to optimize the care pathway by putting the patient at the center of the care coordination, managing all the Healthcare stakeholders to maintain patients at home and improve its quality of life.
Patient empowermentWe empower and support patients, to improve self care and help them preserve their autonomy. By increasing patients therapy adherence, we aim at minimizing deteriorations of their conditions, decreasing side effects, enhancing well-being with the ultimate goal to improve outcomes that matter to them.
Our teams understand what matters most to patients and are capable of providing personalized support and excellence thanks to our capacity to provide the support they need when they need it. This allows us to share clinical data and other quality of life’s indicators and collaborate with Healthcare professionals to improve the overall care management in a collaborative way with the patient.
Supporting and relieving the hospital sectorWe support the hospitals by providing medical gases solutions valuable for patients at critical moments of their care pathway at the hospital, and services to facilitate healthcare professionals’ daily and help them focus on patients.
By being able to coordinate the link between hospitals and patients at home, we discharge hospitals allowing them to reduce their costs, improving time spendings and while ensuring the same quality of care.
Ensuring the sustainability of the healthcare systemWe aim to contribute to maintaining or improving the quality of life of patients, and enabling a better allocation of care, being there at the right time in the right place.
This way we act to the sustainability of the Healthcare system with our operational excellence and capacity to generate health medico-economic evidence. Our services aim at reducing the additional costs and innovating with new reimbursement models.
Home Healthcare, proximity first
As the European leader in Home Healthcare, we help in caring for people at home who have chronic conditions, such as respiratory diseases, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, in cooperation with medical teams. We offer services based on both human and digital follow up, and enabled by a medical device. Thanks to our teams of multidisciplinary experts (pharmacists, nurses, nutritionists and technicians), we aim to enhance patients’ autonomy and quality of life, improve their adherence to treatments and prevent their risk of relapse or re-hospitalisation.
Our respiratory services represent our historic Home Healthcare activity. It includes:
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for sleep apnea
- Short-term oxygen therapy (in case of Covid, for example)
- Long-term oxygen therapy for severe COPD
- Home Mechanical Ventilation for chronic respiratory failure
Our ambition is to bring innovation that increases patients’ outcomes.
Diabetes and other Infusion therapies
Infusion is a non-oral drug administration, mostly intravenous or subcutaneous. By supporting drug administration at home, the infusion activity contributes to the management of various diseases: Diabetes, Nutritional deficiencies, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Parkinson’s disease and Immunodeficiency.
Diabetes is one of the most widespread diseases in the world. Air Liquide Healthcare aims at simplifying the daily management of diabetes and increasing patients’ quality of life. Our multidisciplinary teams offer care services to achieve better adherence and quality of life. This approach relies on innovative and most advanced medical devices for diabetes treatment, and digital solutions empowering patients and supporting the interaction with healthcare professionals.
Our ambition is to extend our leadership in diabetes in Europe and beyond, facilitate access to new infusion therapies through innovative technologies and services.
1.8 M patients at home
Hospital and new places of care, supporting the evolution of the healthcare organization
In hospitals, whether it’s in the emergency room, operating theatre or intensive care unit, Air Liquide Healthcare medical gases solutions are valuable to help patients, often in critical moments. Our teams work alongside healthcare professionals to develop solutions that help them take care of their patients and offer associated services that enable them to relieve pain, anaesthetise and improve respiratory functions.
In addition to our focus on chronic care in home healthcare and our contribution to take care of patients during acute episodes mainly in the hospital environment, we support the development of new places of care, especially for severe or elderly patients.
Our medical gases are also used by healthcare professionals, whether general practitioners or specialists, out of the hospital, and by emergency services.
- Medical gases with pharmaceutical quality standard used daily in operating theatres, intensive care units and emergency rooms, either for respiratory diseases, anesthesia/analgesia or resuscitation
- Services including continuous inventory monitoring
- Safety and efficiency programs
- Healthcare professional training
- Installation and maintenance of gas distribution systems and related equipment
- Laboratory gases medical equipment
- Solutions easing patient’s pathway in hospital
15,000 hospitals and clinics served
For either the healthcare or scientific community, BioKryo, Air Liquide Healthcare’s biobanking network offers to outsource or optimize the collection, storage, analysis and shipment of biological samples. All this with the highest standards of storage and services in terms of security, quality, reliability and traceability.
Air Liquide Healthcare is also an expert in ventilation and respiratory medical equipment for hospitals and home treatment. It produces ventilators, and non-invasive ventilation devices, pressure regulators and flow meters for the distribution and administration of medical gases and also aerosol therapy devices.
Through our subsidiary Seppic, we develop and provide innovative specialty ingredients (excipients and active ingredients) for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, nutrition and vaccine markets. This offering is the fruit of unique scientific expertise in chemistry, biology, biotechnology, immunology and transformation of natural products. The objective is to become a benchmark in specialty ingredients for the health and beauty markets, with a strong focus on sustainable development and biodiversity protection.