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Discover the EHMA 2022 Plenary Session: Anticipating future trends in health systems

To ensure their sustainability and resilience, health systems must anticipate future trends and challenges, as well as plan to deal with them. Although changes in healthcare tend to be slow-moving and incremental, disruptive models, technology, and processes are ever-present and require swift adaptations at the European, national and organisational levels. The EHMA 2022 Plenary Session […]

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Discover this session by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Evidence from the State of Health in the EU Country Profiles: Making health systems more resilient after the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic produced a shock to European health systems that were specific to the crisis but also exacerbated pre-existing challenges that undermine the good performance of health systems. Drawing on the evidence gathered from […]

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Discover the EHMA 2022 Plenary Session: Partnerships for people-centred health systems

People-centredness extends the concept of patients within the healthcare setting to individuals, families, communities, and society and focuses on population empowerment, social services and broader health determinants. With the increasing demands on health services, rapidly changing context, the adoption of technological innovations, and the demand for more complex care, health leaders are having to transition more quickly and effectively to practising and supporting […]

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Discover this session hosted by Johnson & Johnson

Building a comprehensive approach to lung cancer in Europe Lung cancer is the main cause of cancer-related deaths in Europe, and its burden will remain high for several decades to come. Even though smoking rates are gradually declining, people who used to smoke remain at high risk of lung cancer for many years after quitting, […]

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Discover this session by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

The European patients’ rights directive: A milestone towards a true European Health Union? COVID-19 health systems responses have demonstrated the importance of a European Health Union (EHU). Cross-border healthcare is clearly part of such an EHU: it adds value to border regions and it empowers citizens when going abroad as students, workers, pensioners, tourists or […]

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Explore this session hosted by MSD and Sanofi

Exploring the role of health systems stakeholders in the European vaccine ecosystem: A simulation game Vaccines are recognised as one of the most cost-effective public health interventions for preventing infectious diseases. Each year, vaccination stops 2.7 million people worldwide from getting measles, one million from getting pertussis and two million babies from getting tetanus.[1] However, […]

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Discover this session hosted by Sanofi

Addressing the burden of paediatric Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Preparing for access to immunisation Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) accounts for 63% of acute respiratory infections in infants and is the leading cause of hospitalisation for infants in their first year of life. The severity of RSV is unpredictable, and its burden extends beyond the hospital. There […]

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Discover this session hosted by the Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy

Partnership working in health and social care: Embedding the lessons of the COVID crisis During the pandemic, three different countries and locales started collaborating to better understand partnerships working among health and social care organisations globally. While three different countries with three different contexts and perspectives were part of the initial collaboration, what was observed […]

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Join the EHMA Programme Directors’ Group Networking Event at #EHMA2022

EHMA has a well-established Programme Directors’ Group (PD Group) that brings together Programme and Course Directors, Heads of Department, Deans to help ensure that taught programmes continue to provide the highest quality education for health managers, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders. At EHMA 2022 Annual Conference, the Programme Directors’ Group will meet again in person […]

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Discover this session hosted by MSD

Reducing the environmental impact of medicines: the roles of health managers Medicines are crucial to saving human lives and improving wellbeing. However, when prescribed, used, or disposed of inappropriately, they can impact human health and severely impact wildlife and ecosystems. Medicines can impact the environment through CO2 emissions emitted by the supply chain of medicines […]

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Discover the EHMA 2022 Plenary session: Implementing the lessons learnt from COVID-19

Over the last years, national health systems and pan-European health authorities have worked tirelessly to progress toward managing the pandemic. They have created recovery plans and increasingly worked to strengthen the resilience of their health systems and the sustainability of their resources in an ever-changing context. Many lessons have been identified as a result of […]

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EHMA 2022 Abstract Book is out!

The EHMA 2022 Abstract Book, published by the European Health Management Association (EHMA), is the collection of all the research papers that will be featured in the official programme of the EHMA 2022 Annual Conference.  Held under the main theme ‘From people to systems: Leadership for a sustainable future’, the EHMA 2022 programme will have specific sessions […]

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Discover this session hosted by the COVIRNA project

The potential of innovative diagnostic tools: personalised disease management for improved health outcomes in COVID-19 patients  Cardiovascular complications arising from COVID-19 are known to contribute significantly to mortality rates. In fact, although the lungs are the main organs involved in COVID-19, one of the major systems affected by the virus is the cardiovascular system. Early […]

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Discover this session hosted by the Hearing Health Forum EU and supported by MED-EL Medical Electronics

Hearing loss in the ageing population: exploring beyond the obvious In the European Union (EU), 34 million adults live with a disabling hearing loss, of which 22.6 million are not treated.  When left untreated, hearing loss reduces a person’s ability to communicate with others but also impacts speech and language development, educational outcomes, quality of […]

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Discover this session by the Kronikgune Institute for Health Services Research and the Joint Action (JA) on implementation of digitally enabled integrated person-centered care (JADECARE) 

Transferring digitally-enabled integrated person-centred care Good Practices to heterogeneous contexts: The JADECARE Joint Action The aging population and the burden of chronic conditions is increasing the demand for more comprehensive, efficient and smarter care. JADECARE (Joint Action on implementation of Digitally Enabled integrated person-centred CARE) intends to reinforce the capacity of health authorities to successfully […]

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Discover this session by the Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG) and the PHIRI project

Better information, better decisions – Advances and challenges in pan-European health information systems during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of exchanging population health and health policy information across countries at a fast pace. Improving how these data are shared across countries benefits researchers, national decision-makers and citizens.   With the introduction […]

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Announcing the EHMA 2022 Co-Host: the Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy 

EHMA is pleased to announce that the Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy will be the co-host of the EHMA 2022 Annual Conference, taking place on 15-17 June 2022 in Brussels, Belgium under the theme ‘From people to systems: leadership for sustainable future’.  The Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy is a research and teaching centre focused […]

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EHMA 2022 to host the 20th edition of the Karolinska Medical Management Centre & EHMA Research Award

The EHMA 2022 Annual Conference will host the 20th edition of the Karolinska Medical Management Centre (MMC) & EHMA Research Award promoting high-quality research on health management. The Award was created to stimulate early career researchers to engage in healthcare management research. Since its establishment in 2002, the award has attracted numerous doctoral researchers who […]

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EHMA 2022 topics: Improving healthcare access, delivery, and outcomes

Universal health coverage is one of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Although the European Union is close to universal population coverage, many subgroups of the population face inequalities and considerable barriers that impede access to healthcare resources and services and affect their health and wellbeing. Social and income status were the most significant barriers […]

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EHMA 2022 topics: Shaping sustainable systems

The health of the population and the environment are closely intertwined, and health is both a contributor and a beneficiary to sustainable and economic development. In order to be sustainable in the long-term, health systems must therefore provide quality care and improve the health of the population, while limiting their impact on the environment.    The […]

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EHMA 2022 topics: Workforce of the future

The 2021 edition of the State of Health in the EU’s Companion Report highlighted the main conclusions from the analysis of 29 countries. One of the three conclusions is on the need to address shortages of healthcare professionals and to think about the needs of the workforce in the future.  The COVID-19 pandemic has, with […]

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EHMA 2022 topics: Managing the digital transformation

Digital health has demonstrated its multiple advantages during the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge now consists in building on the momentum to continue exploiting the added value brought by digital technologies. Digital technologies can improve access to healthcare and help make health systems more responsive, resilient, and sustainable.[1] Digital transformation is also key to achieving high-quality patient […]

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EHMA 2022 topics: People-centred systems

Patient-centricity has been a key topic within health systems, giving way to bringing in patients in the decision-making, planning, development, and monitoring of their care. It empowers individuals to take charge of their own health rather than being passive recipients of services. It consists in asking about what matters to patients, providers, organisations, and systems […]

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Explore EHMA 2022 topics

As health systems are analysing their COVID-19 response to implement changes and improve their preparedness for future challenges, several lessons have already emerged. One important takeaway of the pandemic is that effective policies and political leadership were key for a resilient response to a pandemic. It is also apparent that health interventions were easier to establish in countries with stronger public health and primary care systems […]

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Explore EHMA 2022 tracks

The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (1986) described health as being:   ‘…created and lived by people within the settings of their everyday life; where they learn, work, play and love. Health is created by caring for oneself and others, by being able to take decisions and have control over one’s life circumstances, and by […]

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