EHMA Webinar: European Hospitals & COVID-19: reacting and adapting


Since the emergence of COVID-19 in late December 2019, healthcare systems around all of Europe have drastically changed. They were not sufficiently prepared to face this COVID-19 outbreak and they had to be adapted to reorganize to better face the situation.  When it comes to hospitals, they had to reorganize their internal structure, figuring out how to distribute available rooms or beds, staff, and equipment to ensure all patients get care. Although we are in the midst of the response, do managers have access to the information and resources they need in order to create best practices and process changes for the future?  How is COVID-19 affecting the reshaping of hospitals and how are they preparing for a second coronavirus wave?

Date & Time

Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 12.30 PM Brussels time


Federico Lega

Prof. Federico Lega, Ph.D, is EHMA President and Professor of Health Administration at Milan University, Italy. In the last ten years, he has advised several companies of the medical industry on their transformation toward value-based models and for the development of effective market-access initiatives. Since 2002 he has coordinated over fifteen initiatives of duality or study-tour, involving the exchange of managers and senior clinicians between countries (Italy, UK, USA, Germany and France).

He currently seats in the boards of hospitals and local health authorities, advises health departments of Regions, national health agencies and insurances, and worked as a consultant for WHO. Since 2015 is acting as Editor in Chief of the journal Health Services Management Research, Associate Editor of BMC health services research and Medical Care Research Review. He has published eight books and over 150 articles on journals.


Practical Information

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