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The magazine of the Air Liquide Group | Healthcare

The healthcare world is evolving: longer life expectancy, rise of chronic diseases, technological progress… From hospital to home, discover the latest innovations that help people to cope better living with their disease, making the care pathway and follow-up of treatments more efficient.

Healthcare  | September 02, 2021 | 4 mins

Working with associations for the benefit of patients

Air Liquide, as a major player in home healthcare, works with patient associations to adapt its solutions that support chronic diseases and lifestyle changes. To help people with diabetes, the Group has collaborated with the French association Aide aux Jeunes Diabétiques (AJD) to provide international reach to a series of educational videos aimed at young diabetics. We met with Carine Choleau, Director of Aide aux Jeunes Diabétiques.

Healthcare  | August 12, 2021 | 5 mins

Towards a new approach to value-based healthcare

Improving the quality of life of patients requires an overhaul of the continuum of care. As a leading home healthcare provider, this is our conviction. Doing so requires putting the benefits expected by our patients first and measuring them. Air Liquide, in partnership with healthcare professionals, is coordinating an approach which favors personalized support programs for patients in their homes. This approach has reached a new level with the health crisis.

Healthcare  | April 28, 2021 | 4 mins

Knowledge sharing for better care of chronic patients

Antonio is a nurse and Laurenţiu a physiotherapist. Both work south-west of Milan, monitoring patients at home on behalf of Medicasa, an Italian subsidiary of Air Liquide Healthcare. The firm works with over 38,000 patients each year, representing approximately 1,700,000 home visits made by 1,600 home health professionals.

Healthcare  | April 12, 2021 | 1 min

Parkinson's disease: crossed views on the management of the pathology

160,000 people in France suffer from Parkinson’s disease. That’s one in a hundred people over the age of 65. The figures are expected to double by 2050. Parkinson’s is an automaticity disorder characterized by slowness of movement, rigidity, and sometimes tremors when at rest.

Healthcare  | February 18, 2021

Marine biotechnologies

Heading to the northern coast of Brittany, near Bréhat (France). The home to outstanding marine life, including over 800 species of algae and hundreds of species of halophyte plants.

Healthcare  | July 25, 2020 | 5 mins

COVID-19: alongside healthcare workers and patients

No matter their job, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the daily lives of all employees, particularly those at Air Liquide Healthcare. They have learned to adapt and overcome challenges in order to respond to the emergency and to provide healthcare professionals and patients with the best support. Some of them tell us their experience.

Healthcare  | June 18, 2020 | 4 mins

Mobilized during the health crisis

Protecting the health of employees, customers, patients and partners; ensuring continuity of service in essential sectors such as healthcare, energy and the food industry; responding to the health emergency by supporting unprecedented measures throughout the world to fight the COVID-19 pandemic… Spotlight on an exceptional mobilization.

Healthcare  | June 04, 2020 | 4 mins

Caregivers, an essential part of patients' lives

Often overlooked by society at large, caregivers provide critical assistance to their sick loved ones. Be they men or women, active workers or retirees, these invisible helpers charge nothing for their time or effort. We met with Russell Patten, Secretary General of the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA), which has had a partnership with Air Liquide since 2019.

Healthcare  | April 10, 2020 | 2 mins

Air Liquide Healthcare contributes to the early opening of a new intensive care unit

In the context of the fight against COVID-19, Air Liquide continues to support healthcare professionals and hospitals worldwide. In France, the Air Liquide Healthcare teams are particularly proud to have contributed to the installation of the new intensive care unit at the Henri-Mondor Hospital (AP-HP), in Créteil, France, to receive COVID-19 patients as of April 10.

Healthcare  | March 31, 2020 | 2 mins

10,000 respirators in 50 days to save lives

Faced with the urgent need for ventilators to treat the patients most severely affected by COVID-19, Air Liquide, Groupe PSA, Schneider Electric, Valeo took up the challenge of producing 10.000 ventilators Air Liquide Medical Systems (ALMS) between April and mid-May, in response to a request from the French Government.

Healthcare  | December 06, 2019 | 4 mins

Reinventing home healthcare

The increase in the number of chronic diseases,(1) new patient expectations, hospital overcrowding, and higher costs for treatment and its follow-up are major challenges for our healthcare systems. This new landscape provides an opportunity to collectively reinvent the patient pathway for chronically ill patients by focusing on personalized home care.

Healthcare  | May 24, 2019 | 4 mins

Home healthcare: lasting responses for the chronic diseases’ challenge

The healthcare industry is experiencing some major shifts, including aging populations, accelerated urban growth, technological progress, sedentary lifestyles, and the increase of chronic illnesses. Healthcare systems, which are often organized around hospitals, do not always encourage support for chronic diseases that require regular, long ­ term monitoring.