MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS AND PRACTICE
Strong health management entails implementing best practices related to planning, organising, staffing, monitoring, directing and decision-making processes of health services and systems to ensure the effective, efficient and equitable use of resources. To improve operations in health systems, it warrants a continual review of the latest evidence-based research and learnings to apply scalable, innovative models/solutions.
Why we care
We are moving towards person-centred care, in which individuals can become empowered to take charge of their own health and help co-create and co-deliver care based on their own wants and needs. However, to make this fully possible, health systems must be integrated and value-based. Building upon management practices and models that work allows us to support this aim.
Health System Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Developing evidence-based recommendations to reduce the burden and impact of RSV in paediatric settings and strengthen healthcare systems in Europe.View More
PREVENTABLE – Cancer prevention vs cancer treatment: the rare tumour risk syndromes battle
PREVENTABLE will provide evidence to estimate the cost-benefit of risk reduction interventions in rare cancer risk syndromes.View More
EPACT – The AlliancE for the digitalisation of hosPitAls medication management pathways
EPACT advocates for the implementation of digital medication management tools in hospitals’ medication management pathways to enhance patient safety and healthcare professionals’ well-being.View More
XpanDH – Expanding Digital Health through a pan-European EHRxF-based Ecosystem
XpanDH will mobilise and build capacity in individuals and organisations to create, adapt and explore the purposeful use of interoperable digital health solutions.View More
BeWell – A Future Health Workforce Strategy on Digital and Green Skills
BeWell will prepare a strategy on upskilling and reskilling the European healthcare workforce to be able to cope with future challenges and evolving societal expectations.View More
Overcoming obstacles to vaccination
Supporting Member States to overcome obstacles to vaccination of physical, practical, and administrative nature, with a view to increasing vaccination coverage rates in the European Union.View More
COVIRNA – A prognostic test for COVID-19 patients
COVIRNA is a patient-centred Innovation Action that will generate a diagnostic tool to identify COVID-19 patients at risk of developing fatal cardiovascular complications.View More
SUSTAIN – Sustainable tailored integrated care for older people in Europe
SUSTAIN concretely improves the way care services for older adults are organised and delivered across Europe, especially for those who have multiple health and social care needs.View More
CHRODIS – Addressing chronic diseases and healthy ageing across the life cycle
CHRODIS identifies, validates, exchanges and disseminates good practices on chronic diseases across EU Member States and facilitates their uptake across local, regional and national borders.View More
ENGAGED – Community building on active and healthy ageing
ENGAGED builds a learning community to nurture the emergence of innovative and sustainable active and healthy ageing (AHA) services that maximise technology use.View More
PALANTE – PAtient Leading and mANaging their healThcare through EHealth Project
PALANTE empowers patients so they will be able to make informed decisions about their health, take an active role in their care and collaborate effectively with their healthcare team thanks to the use...View More
PaSQ – Joint Action on Patient Safety and Quality of Care
PaSQ facilitates the exchange of information on issues related to the quality of healthcare, patient safety, and patient involvement, establishing common principles at the EU levelView More
MOMENTUM – European Momentum for Mainstreaming Telemedicine Deployment in Daily Practice
MOMENTUM is a platform where to share their knowledge and experience in deploying telemedicine as routine care to build a body of good practice and support the telemedicine service implementation proc...View More
Legally eHealth: a study on legal and regulatory aspects of eHealth
Legally eHealth is a study on legal and regulatory aspects of eHealth that address the need for greater legal certainty in Europe with respect to the practice of eHealth service delivery and the use o...View More
HealthACCESS – Mapping health services access: national and cross-border issues
HealthACCESS maps issues regarding access to appropriate health services within countries that can either encourage or prohibit cross-border flows and structures, contacts and procedures established w...View More
CARMEN – Care and management of services for older people in Europe Network
CARMEN compares methods for integrated care, which included methods of assessment and service delivery; planning care provisions, monitoring, and management of care performance; and network co-ordinat...View More
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