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Join the excellency of health management at EHMA 2020!

Join the excellency of health management at EHMA 2020!

21 July 2020

EHMA 2020 is the 25th annual European conference on health management, taking place digitally through the lens of Rotterdam on 17-19 November 2020. The theme is “H...

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#EHMA2020 – Call for abstracts deadline extended to 1st March 2020

#EHMA2020 – Call for abstracts deadline extended to 1st March 2020

12 February 2020

The Call for Abstracts for the EHMA 2020 Annual Conference: deadline is being extended to March 1st!  The EHMA Conference is the perfect place to showcase your research and receive […]

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Working Together for the Future of European Health Research

Working Together for the Future of European Health Research

3 February 2020

On Friday, the 31st of January, FEAM & Biomedical Alliance in Europe hosted an event about shaping the future of European Health Research. The discussion was led by MEP Cristian […]

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WHO Survey – Values in integrated health care services

WHO Survey – Values in integrated health care services

28 January 2020

Throughout their lives, people often need different types of health or social care services from multiple professionals such as nurses, social workers and doctors. However, these services are not alwa...

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“Startups in the European Healthcare Ecosystem & EU Policy” – Event Report and Materials

“Startups in the European Healthcare Ecosystem & EU Policy” – Event Report and Materials

18 December 2019

In a challenging environment and current healthcare ecosystem, it is crucial to encourage and enable the development of innovation that helps address sustainability issues and increase patient adheren...

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Update on Health Policy Platform: Profiling the European Health Workforce of Tomorrow

Update on Health Policy Platform: Profiling the European Health Workforce of Tomorrow

9 December 2019

Two health networks have joined forces in order to address the needs of the health workers of the future. Together with Health First Europe, EHMA will lead the 2020 European […]

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The von der Leyen Commission: “Striving more at home and in the world”

The von der Leyen Commission: “Striving more at home and in the world”

5 December 2019

We are delighted to announce that we officially have a new European Commission! The new EC President, Ursula von der Leyen, has outlined her vision for the organisation’s next five […]

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First-of-its kind survey reveals gaps in European healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics

First-of-its kind survey reveals gaps in European healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics

18 November 2019

A recent study by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control shed light on the widespread knowledge of healthcare professionals on antimicrobial resistance. However, it also noted that the...

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Please fill out this MULTI-ACT survey on patient engagement in research and innovation!

Please fill out this MULTI-ACT survey on patient engagement in research and innovation!

18 November 2019

We are pleased to inform you that the EU-funded MULTI-ACT project has launched a web survey for the implementation of the strategy for engaging patients in research and innovation.  The project a...

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Our 2019 Annual Conference Report is out!

Our 2019 Annual Conference Report is out!

24 October 2019

The EHMA 2019 Annual Conference Report is out! Find detailed descriptions and main takeaways from each session, including the plenaries on “Health Management reloaded: beyond rhetoric and myths&...

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2019 IHF Muscat Conference  “From patient-focused to community-centred: discovering new hospital trends”

2019 IHF Muscat Conference  “From patient-focused to community-centred: discovering new hospital trends”

24 October 2019

In this session organized by EHMA’s President, Prof. Federico Lega (Research and Training Center in Health Administration, Milan University), learn how hospitals can be logistically and internal...

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You’re Invited: “Does your research impact society responsibly?”

You’re Invited: “Does your research impact society responsibly?”

22 October 2019

Registration for the MULTI-ACT project’s first results event is now open! It will be held on 12th November 2019, 10:00-14:00 at the University Foundation, Rue d’Egmont 11, Brussels. Th...

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Save the date for EHMA 2020 Annual Conference!

Save the date for EHMA 2020 Annual Conference!

22 October 2019

We are thrilled to announce that the EHMA 2020 Annual Conference will take place on 9th-11th June 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Conference will take p...

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EU Health Policy thematic networks: Please vote for our proposal!

EU Health Policy thematic networks: Please vote for our proposal!

22 October 2019

Every year, the European Health Policy Platform hosts three temporary Thematic Networks held by different stakeholders. Along with Health First Europe (HFE), EHMA has developed a joint proposal titled...

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Book: “Everything you always wanted to know about the European Union health policies but were afraid to ask”

Book: “Everything you always wanted to know about the European Union health policies but were afraid to ask”

22 October 2019

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, along with WHO Europe, published a second edition of the book “Everything you always wanted to know about the EU health policies [&hellip...

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EHMA welcomes the new European Commission’s statement on health

EHMA welcomes the new European Commission’s statement on health

26 September 2019

On 10th September 2019, Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission (EC), presented the candidates for the different portfolios and the new Commission structure. The new Commissio...

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TO-REACH responds to European Commission Consultation on Horizon Europe

TO-REACH responds to European Commission Consultation on Horizon Europe

17 September 2019

On Friday, September 6th, the TO-REACH Consortium responded to the European Commission public consultation “Horizon Europe Co-design 2021-2024.” This consultation focused on co-designin...

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Executive Workshop Registration is Now Open!

Executive Workshop Registration is Now Open!

12 September 2019

EHMA is delighted to announce its Executive Workshop: Reconfiguring and Leading the Value-Based Hospital. The event will be held on 11th-12th December 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. We highly encourage he...

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Commission seeks volunteers for e-health panel!

Commission seeks volunteers for e-health panel!

5 September 2019

The European Commission issued a call for interest in joining its e-health advisory group for the next three years. The eHealth Stakeholders Group would offer advice and expertise on implementi...

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2019 Univants of Healthcare Excellence Award Winners

2019 Univants of Healthcare Excellence Award Winners

5 September 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence winners: University of Dundee, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Ernst von Bergmann Hospital with the Dialysis Center P...

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TO-REACH: Transferring Innovation in Health Systems

TO-REACH: Transferring Innovation in Health Systems

4 September 2019

Innovations in Health and Social Care – Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Europe The economy of well-being is one of the umbrella themes for the health and social sector during […]

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EHMA 2020 Winter School

EHMA 2020 Winter School

4 September 2019

EHMA is glad to announce the second edition of its Winter School, organised by the EHMA Programme Directors’ Group. The EHMA 2020 Winter School will take place in&n...

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The European Health Management Association appoints George Valiotis as new Interim Executive Director

The European Health Management Association appoints George Valiotis as new Interim Executive Director

The European Health Management Association appoints George Valiotis as new Interim Executive Director

12 August 2019

The European Health Management Association (EHMA) is pleased to welcome George Valiotis as its new Interim Executive Director. George will commence on Monday 12 August 2019. George brings extensive E...

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eSMART Consortium presents its Final Conference

eSMART Consortium presents its Final Conference

30 July 2019

On Friday, 5th July 2019, the eSMART (Electronic Symptom Management System Remote Technology) consortium held the final conference and presented its preliminary results at the Renaissance Hotel, in Br...

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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