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New report (White Paper) highlights dangers to cancer patients when resources are not adequate

New report (White Paper) highlights dangers to cancer patients when resources are not adequate

25 June 2024

Several studies and reports have underscored the severe consequences of workforce shortages in healthcare, particularly in the administration of cancer medication across Europe. These shortages signif...

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Digitalisation and Medication Management – Europe And South Africa Collaboration (INTERACT)

Digitalisation and Medication Management – Europe And South Africa Collaboration (INTERACT)

29 May 2024

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ENVI Committee voting on the EU Pharmaceutical Strategy

ENVI Committee voting on the EU Pharmaceutical Strategy

ENVI Committee voting on the EU Pharmaceutical Strategy

29 March 2024

The amendments on patient safety and medication shortages proposed by EHMA's Alliance for the Digitalisation of Hospitals Medication Management Pathways were tabled in the EU Pharma Strategy

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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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Our Digital Health Manifesto for the European elections 2024

Our Digital Health Manifesto for the European elections 2024

Our Digital Health Manifesto for the European elections 2024

25 March 2024

Our Digital Health Manifesto outlines a comprehensive strategy for the digitalisation of healthcare in light of the 2024 European elections.

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Announcement of Leadership Change at EHMA

Announcement of Leadership Change at EHMA

15 March 2024

The European Health Management Association (EHMA), based in Brussels, announces the departure of our Executive Director, George Valiotis.

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From birth to booster and beyond: optimizing paediatric immunisation services

From birth to booster and beyond: optimizing paediatric immunisation services

From birth to booster and beyond: optimizing paediatric immunisation services

11 February 2024

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RSV immunisation for infants in Europe

RSV immunisation for infants in Europe: are our health systems ready?

RSV immunisation for infants in Europe: are our health systems ready?

23 November 2023

Our paper presents policy recommendations addressing stakeholders with critical roles in the successful implementation of immunisation campaigns protecting infants in their first RSV season.

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Amendments to the Pharmaceutical Legislation

Proposed amendments to the reformed Pharmaceutical Legislation: patient safety and medication shortages

Proposed amendments to the reformed Pharmaceutical Legislation: patient safety and medication shortages

21 November 2023

The EPACT Alliance advocates for key amendments, emphasising pharmacovigilance, patient safety, and hospital medicine stock visibility.

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Discover the EHMA Conference Tracks

Discover the European Health Management Conference Tracks

Discover the European Health Management Conference Tracks

31 October 2023

Our conference is abstract-driven and features research by leading experts on the most contemporary topics on health management.

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Announcing the European Health Management Conference 2024

Announcing EHMA 2024 – Shaping and managing innovative health ecosystems

Announcing EHMA 2024 – Shaping and managing innovative health ecosystems

24 October 2023

Our 29th Annual Conference will take place on 5-7 June 2024 in Bucharest, Romania co-hosted by the Ministry of Health of Romania and the National Institute for Health Services Management (INMSS).

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Role of hospital pharmacies in the European Health Data Space

Unlocking the potential of health data: the role of hospital pharmacies in the European Health Data Space Regulation

Unlocking the potential of health data: the role of hospital pharmacies in the European Health Data Space Regulation

4 July 2023

The European Commission clarified that hospital pharmacies are covered in the European Health Data Space Regulation, ensuring continuity of care for patients accessing treatment across borders.

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UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award 2022 winners

UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award – Celebrating the 2022 winners

UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award – Celebrating the 2022 winners

29 June 2023

Eleven care teams and best practices have been celebrated as new global winners of the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence award program 2022.

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Transparent and inclusive Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Stakeholder involvement for more transparent and inclusive Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Stakeholder involvement for more transparent and inclusive Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

28 June 2023

EHMA has been selected to join the HTA Stakeholder Network to share its specific expertise and opinion for the benefit of European-level impartial clinical assessment of medical innovations.

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The commitment of health management to patients’ rights

Putting patients first: the commitment of health management to uphold patients’ rights

Putting patients first: the commitment of health management to uphold patients’ rights

18 April 2023

On European Patients’ Rights Day, the health management community reasserts its commitment to ensuring that patients receive the highest possibly quality health care.

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Training health professionals to reduce antimicrobial resistance

Training health professionals to reduce antimicrobial resistance – The AMR-EDUCare project kicks off

Training health professionals to reduce antimicrobial resistance – The AMR-EDUCare project kicks off

14 April 2023

Over 4,000 health professionals will be trained to address antimicrobial resistance in the areas of prescription, waste management and patient empowerment.

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Interventions in Rare Tumour Risk Syndromes

Promoting risk-reduction interventions in Rare Tumour Risk Syndromes – The PREVENTABLE project kicks off

Promoting risk-reduction interventions in Rare Tumour Risk Syndromes – The PREVENTABLE project kicks off

17 March 2023

The PREVENTABLE project will provide evidence to estimate the cost-benefit of risk reduction interventions in rare cancer risk syndromes.

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Medication treatment data in the European Health Data Space

Including medication treatment data in the European Health Data Space

Including medication treatment data in the European Health Data Space

22 February 2023

Our position on having a complete Electronic Health Record, which includes medication treatment data, accessible in the European Health Data Space.

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Interoperable digital health solutions

Building capacity to use interoperable digital health solutions – The XpanDH project kicks off

Building capacity to use interoperable digital health solutions – The XpanDH project kicks off

21 February 2023

Twenty-seven partners from twelve EU countries formed a pan-European Health network to promote the adoption of the European Electronic Health Records Exchange format.

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Essential skills for the health workforce

A step forward towards essential skills for a resilient and effective health workforce

A step forward towards essential skills for a resilient and effective health workforce

20 February 2023

The EU HPP Stakeholder Network on ‘Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future’ meets to discuss how to shape a resilient health workforce.

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Policy and regulations – #EHMA2023 Tracks

Policy and regulations – Discover the #EHMA2023 Tracks

Policy and regulations – Discover the #EHMA2023 Tracks

13 February 2023

A comprehensive understanding of the policy landscape and mechanisms can facilitate the adoption of innovative solutions to improve health outcomes.

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Finance and economics - #EHMA2023 Tracks

Finance and economics – Discover the #EHMA2023 Tracks

Finance and economics – Discover the #EHMA2023 Tracks

8 February 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of the financial structures supporting our health systems and the challenges we face in making these structures more resilient.

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Management, operations and practice - #EHMA2023 Tracks

Management, operations and practice – Discover the #EHMA2023 Tracks

Management, operations and practice – Discover the #EHMA2023 Tracks

3 February 2023

'Management, operations and practice' encompass some core functions of health management: namely, planning, organising, staffing, controlling, directing, risk-assessing, and decision-making.

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Human capital and people management - #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 appropriate competence building are crucial to staff wellbeing and organisations’ functioning.

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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