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ERG members discuss challenges and opportunities at the second meeting

ERG members discuss challenges and opportunities at the second meeting

ERG members discuss challenges and opportunities at the second meeting

10 May 2021

The project European Reference Group gathered to provide feedback on the DISH approach and pilots to provide health and care professionals with digital skills.

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Digital health systems – #EHMA2021

Digital health systems – #EHMA2021

Digital health systems – #EHMA2021

21 May 2021

The digital transformation of health encompasses governance and leadership; interoperability and data; AI and machine learning; the impact on health inequalities and integrated care.

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Investing in the health workforce – #EHMA2021

Investing in the health workforce – #EHMA2021

Investing in the health workforce – #EHMA2021

23 April 2021

COVID-19 has created more pressures on the existing health workforce, but has also placed their needs and those of the future health workforce higher on the policy agenda.

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The role of the health sector in reducing the burden of air pollution – #EHMA2021

The role of the health sector in reducing the burden of air pollution – #EHMA2021

The role of the health sector in reducing the burden of air pollution – #EHMA2021

15 April 2021

There is an urgent need for health systems to promote a green recovery and increase their resilience.

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MULTI-ACT work presented at the project Final Conference

MULTI-ACT work presented at the project Final Conference

MULTI-ACT work presented at the project Final Conference

13 April 2021

The MULTI-ACT project worked to increase the impact of health research on people with brain diseases by creating a new model for the effective cooperation of all relevant stakeholders. 

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Addressing the needs of vulnerable populations – #EHMA2021

Addressing the needs of vulnerable populations – #EHMA2021

Addressing the needs of vulnerable populations – #EHMA2021

7 April 2021

Vulnerable populations tend to experience barriers to healthcare services and social protection. Where and how does health management support in addressing health inequalities? 

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The EHMA 2020 Annual Conference Report is out!

The EHMA 2020 Annual Conference Report is out!

The EHMA 2020 Annual Conference Report is out!

22 March 2021

The EHMA 2020 Conference Report is out! Gathering summaries from 22 sessions that took place during EHMA 2020, this report sets the agenda for health management for the following year.

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HEART, a new project to improve urban health and reduce health disparities

HEART, a new project to improve urban health and reduce health disparities

HEART, a new project to improve urban health and reduce health disparities

20 March 2021

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HEALTH MANAGEMENT: MANAGING THE PRESENT AND SHAPING THE FUTURE

HEALTH MANAGEMENT: MANAGING THE PRESENT AND SHAPING THE FUTURE

9 March 2021

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Two days of Value-based Primary Care

Two days of Value-based Primary Care

Two days of Value-based Primary Care

25 February 2021

This EHMA workshop has highlighted the “renaissance” that primary care is having and should have in all health systems, as it could be inspired and deeply transformed by the new paradigms that are...

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Preserving elective surgeries during COVID-19: lesson learnt from 2020

Preserving elective surgeries during COVID-19: lesson learnt from 2020

Preserving elective surgeries during COVID-19: lesson learnt from 2020

25 January 2021

On Monday, 18 January 2021, EHMA hosted a webinar on this topic, discussing the lessons learnt from the pandemic from three different country perspectives: the Netherlands, the UK, and Italy. Let’s ...

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How to Deliver Integrated Care – A Guidebook for Managers

How to Deliver Integrated Care – A Guidebook for Managers

How to Deliver Integrated Care – A Guidebook for Managers

22 January 2021

New book focuses on the practical challenges of implementing integrated care

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Endorse the Joint Statement of the Thematic Network on ‘Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future’

Endorse the Joint Statement of the Thematic Network on ‘Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future’

Endorse the Joint Statement of the Thematic Network on ‘Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future’

18 January 2021

Endorse the Joint Statement of the Thematic Network on 'Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future'.

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Tackling COVID-19 – the COVIRNA project kicks-off

Tackling COVID-19 – the COVIRNA project kicks-off

1 December 2020

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Questionnaire on the impact of COVID-19 on health critical infrastructures in Europe

Questionnaire on the impact of COVID-19 on health critical infrastructures in Europe

27 November 2020

Firstly, we hope this message finds you well and safe. We are developing a special interest group on Critical Health Infrastructure preparedness for future pandemics in Europe (CHI-PPE). Countries inv...

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Insights for value-based healthcare: Lessons from the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards

Insights for value-based healthcare: Lessons from the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards

Insights for value-based healthcare: Lessons from the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards

16 November 2020

The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards recognizes multidisciplinary teams that transform the delivery of health care. EHMA is a founding partner of the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence program,...

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TACKLING COVID-19: THE NEW EU-FUNDED COVIRNA PROJECT A diagnostic test to improve surveillance and care of COVID-19 patients

TACKLING COVID-19: THE NEW EU-FUNDED COVIRNA PROJECT A diagnostic test to improve surveillance and care of COVID-19 patients

10 November 2020

The COVIRNA project, led by the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), is  one of the 23 research projects awarded within the framework of the Horizon 2020 call for Expression of […]

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EHMA 2019 Programme Directors’ Group Winter Retreat

EHMA 2019 Programme Directors’ Group Winter Retreat

13 September 2020

The EHMA 2019 Programme Directors’ Group Winter Retreat took place on 4th – 5th February in Kloster Eberbach, Germany, under the chairmanship of Dr. Stephen Brookes from the University of ...

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Health workforce’s shortfall: a trend to be changed

Health workforce’s shortfall: a trend to be changed

Health workforce’s shortfall: a trend to be changed

3 September 2020

The number of people aged 65+ is expected to almost double over the next fifty years, and the increasing number of older people with multiple chronic conditions will require not […]

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Integrated care, a challenge for health managers

Integrated care, a challenge for health managers

28 August 2020

Around 75% of healthcare spending in Europe is allocated to managing and treating chronic diseases (Cohen, S. B., 2014). Chronic diseases represent a challenge for healthcare systems as several health...

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Is Artificial Intelligence a suitable possibility in healthcare?

Is Artificial Intelligence a suitable possibility in healthcare?

Is Artificial Intelligence a suitable possibility in healthcare?

21 August 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already assisting humans in most of their daily routines, like dealing with emails, getting driving directions, or looking for movie recommendations. But what abou...

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Patients at the core of healthcare

Patients at the core of healthcare

Patients at the core of healthcare

14 August 2020

Every individual’s passions, interests, and tastes are unique; and so are their health care needs. Personalised care allows prof...

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EHMA Monthly Editorial. Our JULY: COVID-19: Challenge and Teacher

EHMA Monthly Editorial. Our JULY: COVID-19: Challenge and Teacher

8 August 2020

  Our July: COVID-19: Challenge and Teacher Thanks to our webinar series on ‘COVID-19: From viral to containment’ we had the opportunity to share with our members, stakeholders and a...

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Is qualitative care still a utopia?

Is qualitative care still a utopia?

Is qualitative care still a utopia?

7 August 2020

Imagine a health system that awards qualitative instead of just quantitative results. Let’s imagine a system where patients’ satisfaction and care qual...

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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