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Appointment of new Interim Executive Director

Appointment of new Interim Executive Director

Appointment of new Interim Executive Director

26 March 2024

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Towards an European Health Union

EU Health Summit | Towards an EU Health Union

EU Health Summit | Towards an EU Health Union

18 November 2022

The EU Health Coalition presented their vision for health at the EU Health Summit 2022, where they launched 9 specific and implementable recommendations to building a European Health Union.

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International Conference on Integrated Care – ICIC23: the call for papers is now open!

International Conference on Integrated Care – ICIC23: the call for papers is now open!

International Conference on Integrated Care – ICIC23: the call for papers is now open!

23 September 2022

A great opportunity for health managers to share research on how to achieve integrated care at all levels. Discover how to participate to the ICIC conference in Antwerp, Belgium on 22-24 May 2023.

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Magnet4Europe – Improving health professionals wellbeing

Magnet4Europe – Improving health professionals wellbeing

Magnet4Europe – Improving health professionals wellbeing

3 August 2022

Magnet4Europe involves a randomised trial in 130 hospitals in 7 countries. The publication of its study protocol on the BMJ Open journal established the project's scientific and clinical significance.

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Strengthening EU competitiveness in health requires investments in workforce and governance

Strengthening EU competitiveness in health requires investments in workforce and governance

Strengthening EU competitiveness in health requires investments in workforce and governance

2 February 2022

Our joint statement highlighting the need to invest in public health governance, listen to the needs of the health workforce, as well as empower and involve patients in the decision-making processes.

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Healthcare systems at a crossroads: what’s next from here?

Healthcare systems at a crossroads: what’s next from here?

Healthcare systems at a crossroads: what’s next from here?

2 December 2021

Announcing our 27th Annual Conference to take place on 15-17 June 2022 for the first time in Brussels, Belgium on the theme ‘From people to systems: leadership for a sustainable future’.

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The EHMA 2021 Annual Conference Report is out!

The EHMA 2021 Annual Conference Report is out!

The EHMA 2021 Annual Conference Report is out!

24 November 2021

The EHMA 2021 Conference Report is out! Gathering summaries from the 33 sessions that took place during EHMA 2021, this report sets the agenda for health management for the following year.

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Applications are open for the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award

Applications are open for the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award

Applications are open for the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award

4 August 2021

Applications are now open for the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award Programme which recognises teams who collaborate across different disciplines and transform healthcare delivery. The programme...

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Preserving elective surgeries during COVID-19: lesson learnt from 2020

Preserving elective surgeries during COVID-19: lesson learnt from 2020

Preserving elective surgeries during COVID-19: lesson learnt from 2020

25 January 2021

On Monday, 18 January 2021, EHMA hosted a webinar on this topic, discussing the lessons learnt from the pandemic from three different country perspectives: the Netherlands, the UK, and Italy. Let’s ...

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How to Deliver Integrated Care – A Guidebook for Managers

How to Deliver Integrated Care – A Guidebook for Managers

How to Deliver Integrated Care – A Guidebook for Managers

22 January 2021

New book focuses on the practical challenges of implementing integrated care

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Endorse the Joint Statement of the Thematic Network on ‘Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future’

Endorse the Joint Statement of the Thematic Network on ‘Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future’

Endorse the Joint Statement of the Thematic Network on ‘Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future’

18 January 2021

Endorse the Joint Statement of the Thematic Network on 'Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future'.

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Questionnaire on the impact of COVID-19 on health critical infrastructures in Europe

Questionnaire on the impact of COVID-19 on health critical infrastructures in Europe

27 November 2020

Firstly, we hope this message finds you well and safe. We are developing a special interest group on Critical Health Infrastructure preparedness for future pandemics in Europe (CHI-PPE). Countries inv...

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Insights for value-based healthcare: Lessons from the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards

Insights for value-based healthcare: Lessons from the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards

Insights for value-based healthcare: Lessons from the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards

16 November 2020

The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards recognizes multidisciplinary teams that transform the delivery of health care. EHMA is a founding partner of the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence program,...

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TACKLING COVID-19: THE NEW EU-FUNDED COVIRNA PROJECT A diagnostic test to improve surveillance and care of COVID-19 patients

TACKLING COVID-19: THE NEW EU-FUNDED COVIRNA PROJECT A diagnostic test to improve surveillance and care of COVID-19 patients

10 November 2020

The COVIRNA project, led by the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), is  one of the 23 research projects awarded within the framework of the Horizon 2020 call for Expression of […]

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Health workforce’s shortfall: a trend to be changed

Health workforce’s shortfall: a trend to be changed

Health workforce’s shortfall: a trend to be changed

3 September 2020

The number of people aged 65+ is expected to almost double over the next fifty years, and the increasing number of older people with multiple chronic conditions will require not […]

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Integrated care, a challenge for health managers

Integrated care, a challenge for health managers

28 August 2020

Around 75% of healthcare spending in Europe is allocated to managing and treating chronic diseases (Cohen, S. B., 2014). Chronic diseases represent a challenge for healthcare systems as several health...

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Is Artificial Intelligence a suitable possibility in healthcare?

Is Artificial Intelligence a suitable possibility in healthcare?

Is Artificial Intelligence a suitable possibility in healthcare?

21 August 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already assisting humans in most of their daily routines, like dealing with emails, getting driving directions, or looking for movie recommendations. But what abou...

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Patients at the core of healthcare

Patients at the core of healthcare

Patients at the core of healthcare

14 August 2020

Every individual’s passions, interests, and tastes are unique; and so are their health care needs. Personalised care allows prof...

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EHMA Monthly Editorial. Our JULY: COVID-19: Challenge and Teacher

EHMA Monthly Editorial. Our JULY: COVID-19: Challenge and Teacher

8 August 2020

  Our July: COVID-19: Challenge and Teacher Thanks to our webinar series on ‘COVID-19: From viral to containment’ we had the opportunity to share with our members, stakeholders and a...

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Is qualitative care still a utopia?

Is qualitative care still a utopia?

Is qualitative care still a utopia?

7 August 2020

Imagine a health system that awards qualitative instead of just quantitative results. Let’s imagine a system where patients’ satisfaction and care qual...

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Join the excellency of health management at EHMA 2020!

Join the excellency of health management at EHMA 2020!

21 July 2020

EHMA 2020 is the 25th annual European conference on health management, taking place digitally through the lens of Rotterdam on 17-19 November 2020. The theme is “H...

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#EHMA2020 – Call for abstracts deadline extended to 1st March 2020

#EHMA2020 – Call for abstracts deadline extended to 1st March 2020

12 February 2020

The Call for Abstracts for the EHMA 2020 Annual Conference: deadline is being extended to March 1st!  The EHMA Conference is the perfect place to showcase your research and receive […]

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Working Together for the Future of European Health Research

Working Together for the Future of European Health Research

3 February 2020

On Friday, the 31st of January, FEAM & Biomedical Alliance in Europe hosted an event about shaping the future of European Health Research. The discussion was led by MEP Cristian […]

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WHO Survey – Values in integrated health care services

WHO Survey – Values in integrated health care services

28 January 2020

Throughout their lives, people often need different types of health or social care services from multiple professionals such as nurses, social workers and doctors. However, these services are not alwa...

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What our Members say

I have been active in EHMA since the first years of the '90s and I have seen its evolution from a small association of members interested in sharing knowledge on health management practices to the current status of reference and advisory key player for EU, health systems and organisations, stakeholders associations, industry and universities. EHMA is now a unique knowledge hub, policy advisor, community of practice and network of best in class organisations involved in health policy and management. A place where health managers can build their competences, policy-makers and stakeholder associations envision how to implement and sustain change through health management, industry leaders understand how to engage more effectively with health organisations and systems. The right place to nurture and grow health management capabilities and capacity for every stakeholder of health systems.

Prof. Federico Lega, University of Milan, Italy

Health management has a crucial function in shaping public health and health system challenges. The Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria had success in collaborating with EHMA on EU-funded projects that has resourced us to create new health management competencies for the future workforce. In addition to all classical definitions, health management is a science dealing with individuals, groups, and society at large. It is an art contributing to the beauty of our lives and an interactive communication process at all levels of institutions and human energy. I have also had the pleasure to chair the South Eastern European Special Interest Group which gives members a space to discuss and tools to address how health systems are managed in our regions.

Prof. Todorka Kostadinova, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria

I enjoy the high level of interaction and engagement in EHMA’s activities, in particular during the annual conference where the panel discussions are rich and well prepared. As a hospital manager and professor of health management, EHMA motivates and inspires me to be creative. You go back home feeling energised from seeing old friends and making new connections, as well as being convinced of serving as EHMA’s ambassador. It’s a strong feeling of interdisciplinary engagement, but it also feels like being part of family-like community.

Prof. Sandra C. Buttigieg, University of Malta, Malta

EHMA is a pre-eminent organisation for everyone working in planning, managing and delivering health services across Europe. As a long standing member of EHMA I have always been impressed by the vibrant community of managers, researchers and academics it has created and by the many opportunities for sharing knowledge and funding opportunities it has brought to its members. Its international scope is impressive and its impact is often felt in management and research across European and national health systems.

Prof. Axel Kaehne, Edge Hill University, UK

Health workforce has become more essential in operating, managing and maintaining health systems lately, particularly in crisis and emergency situations. European healthcare professions and the workforce need to be high on the agenda of managers and decision makers. The Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University in Hungary is a longstanding EHMA member, because it connects us with collaborators and experts, with whom we can have complex debates, from whom we can learn and at the end find solutions in various challenging fields of healthcare management.

Dr Eszter Kovács, Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University, Hungary

As a hospital administrator and health management professor, I see on a daily basis that the healthcare challenges require talented and skilled managers to transform it. the EHMA membership has been beneficial to bring healthcare management research and education to the demanding healthcare services world, promoting healthcare management competencies and knowledge creation.

Dr Alexandre Lourenco, APAH - Association of Portuguese Hospital Managers, Portugal

Many healthcare systems in Europe and beyond are facing similar challenges which require innovative and creative solutions. EHMA’s annual conference, webinars, Programme Directors’ group and other activities and resources provide incredible opportunities for networking, connecting and sharing experiences. A distinct feature of EHMA is the diversity of members with representation from many countries, sectors and different communities of practice – academic, policy-makers, practitioners, managers, leaders and students. The annual conference is a highlight in the calendar year, offering a friendly, fun and learningful environment for emerging and established members to engage, collaborate and meet up with old and new friends. I am proud to be a member of the EHMA Board.

Prof. Ann Mahon, University of Manchester, UK

Society evolution, pandemics and ageing modify health needs. So, health policies and services are to change dramatically. EHMA, through webinars, workshops and annual conference provides an excellent insight to a professional changing world, favouring closeness to management innovation and the protagonists of these changes. As a primary care services’ manager, participating in EHMA activities is really worth it and allows to involve oneself in the innovation processes.

Dr Antoni Peris Grao, Consorci Castelldefels Agents de Salut (CASAP), Spain