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The Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Management: Comparison of Europe and USA Response

May 26, 2021 @ 16:00 - 17:30


EHMA, together with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), will host a joint webinar on 26 May 2021 at 16.00 CEST that will examine perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare education and practice in Europe and the United States.

In this webinar participants will be able to compare approaches in the USA and Europe around:

  • The key management competencies effective in driving the health of the community during the pandemic
  • How did healthcare management educators prepare their students for a post-COVID-19 world by using the impact of the pandemic in-class materials
  • How did COVID-19 impact healthcare management programs


  • Shelly A. Buck, DNP, MBA is the President of Main Line Health Riddle Hospital in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Incorporating employee engagement, disease-specific responses, and organizational structure, Dr. Buck led her hospital to meet community needs.
  • Daniel J. West, Ph.D., is the Chairman and Professor in the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources at the University of Scranton. He has specialized in international health care, globalization, multiculturalism, and diversity management.
  • Sandra C. Buttigieg, MD, PhD, is the Professor and Head of the Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Malta. She is a public health medicine consultant, head of the clinical performance unit, and chair of the patient safety and quality improvement team at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta.
  • Markku Mäkijärvi, is the Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), the highest-ranking medical expert in the HUS’ executive team. Mäkijärvi is responsible for the development of specialized care, the introduction of new technology, and the research and teaching activities of HUS. He is a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology.

The discussion will be moderated by

  • Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE, President and CEO of CAHME.
  • George Valiotis, Executive Director of EHMA.


May 26, 2021
16:00 - 17:30
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