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Management, operations and practice – Discover the #EHMA2023 Tracks

Management, operations and practice – Discover the #EHMA2023 Tracks

Management, operations and practice – Discover the #EHMA2023 Tracks

3 February 2023

Health managers are responsible for effectiveness, efficiency and equity in resource allocation and decision-making. This is necessary to ensure the quality of care services, especially in times of cr...

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Human capital, professionalism and people management – Discover the #EHMA 2023 Tracks

Human capital, professionalism and people management – Discover the #EHMA 2023 Tracks

Human capital, professionalism and people management – Discover the #EHMA 2023 Tracks

31 January 2023

Health systems rely on their workforce. An optimal staff planning, stimulating remunerations and incentives, and appropriate competence building are crucial to staff wellbeing and organisations’ fun...

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Strengthening the European vaccine ecosystem: managing the digital transition

Strengthening the European vaccine ecosystem: managing the digital transition

Strengthening the European vaccine ecosystem: managing the digital transition

26 January 2023

The digital transition taking place in European health systems offers new opportunities for improving human health, but it also presents several challenges to our existing vaccination ecosystem.

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Governance, leadership and social responsibility – Discover the #EHMA2023 tracks

Governance, leadership and social responsibility – Discover the #EHMA2023 tracks

Governance, leadership and social responsibility – Discover the #EHMA2023 tracks

25 January 2023

Within the practice of health management, a prominent place is given to governance, leadership and social responsibility to set and achieve strategic objectives through principled approaches.

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#EHMA2023 – Shaping the health management agenda

#EHMA2023 – Shaping the health management agenda

#EHMA2023 – Shaping the health management agenda

23 January 2023

The last few years acted as a catalyst to health systems’ transformation, adding a layer of complexity to health management. EHMA 2023 is a platform to discuss challenges and identify solutions.

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Improving care delivery to patients with complex care needs

Improving care delivery to patients with complex care needs

Improving care delivery to patients with complex care needs

16 January 2023

Fragmentation between care services is one of the challenges to providing high quality care to patients, yet new tools and solutions are being developed to address these challenges.

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Immunisation information systems: state of play and importance ahead of the European Health Data Space

Immunisation information systems: state of play and importance ahead of the European Health Data Space

Immunisation information systems: state of play and importance ahead of the European Health Data Space

12 January 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of real-time vaccination information, but immunisation information systems have much wider importance to citizens and healthcare systems.

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Health Management in South-Eastern Europe: challenges and opportunities

Health Management in South-Eastern Europe: challenges and opportunities

Health Management in South-Eastern Europe: challenges and opportunities

21 December 2022

The Special Interest Group on South-Eastern Europe aims to strengthen health management capacity for more resilient health systems delivering excellent care and improving health outcomes.

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Health Management in action: fostering health systems’ resilience

Health Management in action: fostering health systems’ resilience

Health Management in action: fostering health systems’ resilience

16 December 2022

Our webinar series providing health managers with key learnings to strengthen systems’ resilience, and preparedness and response to health threats.

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Digital medication management in healthcare settings: a key opportunity for the European Union

Digital medication management in healthcare settings: a key opportunity for the European Union

Digital medication management in healthcare settings: a key opportunity for the European Union

29 November 2022

Health stakeholders joined forces under the Alliance for the Digitalisation of Medication Management in European Hospitals to fostering the digitalisation of medication management.

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Health management: sustainable solutions for complex systems

Health management: sustainable solutions for complex systems

Health management: sustainable solutions for complex systems

23 November 2022

Announcing our 28th Annual Conference to take place on 5-7 June 2023 in Rome, Italy in partnership with our members, Catholic University of Sacred Heart.

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Reducing the environmental impact of medicines from procurement to disposal

Reducing the environmental impact of medicines from procurement to disposal

Reducing the environmental impact of medicines from procurement to disposal

22 November 2022

Health managers are key to leading on the green transition and reducing the direct and indirect environmental impacts resulting from emissions and waste within the healthcare sector.

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EU Health Summit  |  Towards an EU 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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Sustaining high quality care: interprofessional training for our clinical and public health workforce

Sustaining high quality care: interprofessional training for our clinical and public health workforce

Sustaining high quality care: interprofessional training for our clinical and public health workforce

14 November 2022

EHMA and ASPHER organised the plenary ‘Sustaining high quality care: interprofessional training for our clinical and public health workforce’ during the European Public Health Conference 2022.

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Discover the health management agenda from the EHMA 2022 Conference Report

Discover the health management agenda from the EHMA 2022 Conference Report

Discover the health management agenda from the EHMA 2022 Conference Report

31 October 2022

The EHMA 2022 Conference Report is out! Gathering summaries from the 34 sessions that took place during EHMA 2022, this report sets the agenda for health management for the following year.

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The BeWell project kicks off the development of the future health workforce skill strategy

The BeWell project kicks off the development of the future health workforce skill strategy

The BeWell project kicks off the development of the future health workforce skill strategy

30 October 2022

The BeWell project took the first steps in the development of a skill strategy for the European health workforce with a multistakeholder workshop in Brussels.

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Putting value at the heart of the procurement process

Putting value at the heart of the procurement process

Putting value at the heart of the procurement process

29 October 2022

The webinar discusses how health managers can achieve better value by making strategic use of procurement and how they can incorporate the concept of ‘value’ in their procurement process.

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The burden of RSV: How the scientific community can help

The burden of RSV: How the scientific community can help

The burden of RSV: How the scientific community can help

25 October 2022

EHMA has been focussing on Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) because of its major disruption to health systems across Europe, and worldwide, making it a key area of interest for health management.

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Transforming care delivery in the spirit of value-based healthcare: how can a community of practice give inspiration?

Transforming care delivery in the spirit of value-based healthcare: how can a community of practice give inspiration?

Transforming care delivery in the spirit of value-based healthcare: how can a community of practice give inspiration?

29 September 2022

Our webinar on how to shift from a volume to a patient value-centred approach and promote the much-needed change in focus from services to outcomes.

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World Patient Safety Day 2022: are medication errors preventable?

World Patient Safety Day 2022: are medication errors preventable?

World Patient Safety Day 2022: are medication errors preventable?

29 September 2022

This webinar raises awareness about patient safety and calles for solidarity and united action by all countries and international partners to reduce harm to patients from medication.

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What essential skills would the European health sector professionals need?

What essential skills would the European health sector professionals need?

What essential skills would the European health sector professionals need?

28 September 2022

Our report 'Essential skills for a resilient and effective European health workforce' was launched at a meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care.

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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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Strengthening the resilience and skills of the future health workforce

Strengthening the resilience and skills of the future health workforce

Strengthening the resilience and skills of the future health workforce

22 September 2022

A robust and competent workforce is key to achieving optimal health systems. Proper management of human resources can support the delivery of health services.

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Inspiring leaders and managers to embrace the value-based healthcare shift

Inspiring leaders and managers to embrace the value-based healthcare shift

Inspiring leaders and managers to embrace the value-based healthcare shift

19 September 2022

To stimulate healthcare excellence, we produced two white papers that provide insights, best practice and actionable guidance to implement the value-based healthcare shift.

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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