EHMA Webinar: Unpacking the fragmentation that makes older people at higher risk of infection


The COVID-19 emergency has had a significant impact on elderly population, as the fragmented data currently available demonstrates. In this context, great emphasis has been attributed to the outbreak of the epidemic in facilities used by people who are elderly, especially residential centers, whose patients have been exposed to a higher transmission incidence. The objective of this webinar is to investigate how these phenomena have been managed and to trace a detailed analysis that considers the specificities of the elderly care sector, starting from the peculiar case of Italy, before and after COVID-19. The emergency has in fact uncovered an already highly fragmented context, both in service provision and policy configuration, escalating its critical issues. Finally, the absence of crisis management enables a reflection on the lessons learned so far that are common to many European countries.

Date & Time

Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 12 PM Brussels Time


Andrea Rotolo is SDA Lecturer of Government, Health & Not for Profit at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is also contracted professor at Bocconi University, teaching Public Administration for undergraduate courses.

He participated and coordinated several research and executive training programs involving the main relevant actors of the Italian healthcare and social system, dealing with public and private (for profit and not for profit) health care and welfare organizations, Regional governments, Municipalities and pharmaceutical companies. Since September 2018 he is also Teaching Assistant for the MIHMEP Master Program.

His research interests and scientific publications revolve around healthcare management, focusing on the topics of strategic planning, performance management, organization and integration between social and healthcare services and digital innovation.

Author of several papers on national and international journals such as Public Management Review, BMC Health Services Research, Mecosan and Welfare Oggi. He also contributed to various editions of Rapporto OASI, the annual report about the state-of-the-art of the Italian health care system. He is author of OCAP White Paper 1/2019 about digital innovation in welfare services.

He earned a MSc in Economics and Mangement of Public Administration and International Institutions at Bocconi University in 2010.


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Practical Information

The webinar is free and open to the public. The system used is Zoom.