EHMA Newsletter - May 2017
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EHMA 2017 Annual Conference, considering the topic of Health Futures, will be held from 13th - 15th June in Milan, Italy, hosted by Bocconi University.
EHMA is delighted to have the Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Sir David Sloman as a Keynote Speaker at EHMA 2017 Annual Conference.

Sir David is listed as being one of the top five most influential Chief Executive's in the English National Health Service and for his Plenary Speech in Milan he will be sharing with the Conference his views on
big data and the future of healthcare. Drawing upon the innovative partnership that his hospital has forged with the Google’s DeepMind, Sir David will be outlining details of the work that is drawing upon cutting edge innovation in artificial intelligence research and which is being presented for the first time outside the UK.

Last week, EHMA's Director Usman Khan had the chance to meet with Sir Sloman to discuss and reflect on
changes in healthcare and its impact on the hospital of the future and we are glad to share with you a short podcast of the conversation that you can listen or download simply by clicking on the link below.
Is Your Healthcare Organisation Ready For Transformation? 

The European Health Management Association is pleased that it will be working with The Good Governance Institute at our up coming Annual Conference in Milan. The Good Governance Institute is a not for profit company that focusses on supporting organisational improvement through the use of best practice in governance. In Milan the GGI Team will be presenting the results of a survey undertaken with European partners to assess the current state of play with respect to governance in health care.
In addition to their workshop in Milan, I was also recently asked by GGI Chief Executive, Andrew Corbett-Nolan to join him to discuss the issue of how Boards can best support the quality improvement agenda. The following video is part of a series that can be found on Good Governance TV and in it I introduce the idea of opening the communication channels from ‘Board to Ward’ not simply as a means to provide accountability and protect again the risk of adverse incidents, but also as a channel to deliver service improvements.  

EHMA @ the eHealth Week 2017

Last week, EHMA Policy and Project Officer, 
Michele Calabrò was in Malta to attend the 2017 edition of the eHealth Week, organised by HIMSS Europe, the European Commission and the Maltese Presidency of the European Union.

The eHealth week has covered a broad range of topics and themes connected to the future of health. Thus, it was the perfect occasion to meet and discuss with professionals from all over Europe in view of the upcoming EHMA Annual Conference on Health Futures, but also to share information about our involvement in EU-funded projects.

EHMA has shared the key moments of the eHealth week through a special live-tweeting from Malta; hence make sure to follow us on Twitter @EHMAinfo not to miss our updates!

News from the Bubble

Healthcare systems are facing unprecedented challenges and new concepts around value-based healthcare have entered into the policy debate in Europe.

To discuss this topic, EHMA took part in a expert workshop in Brussels, organised by Third-I and focused on the current and future challenges related to
value-based procurement of medical devices used in the hospital setting. To know more about the workshop outcomes, presentations and exchanges,
check out the meeting summary and do not hesitate to contact us to get further information on this theme.

Alongside value-based procurement, we would also like to share with you one of the main results of the Chrodis Joint Action on chronic diseases, another one of the key topic being discussed in the EU arena. Visit now the
Chrodis platform to discover and share best practices from Europe and beyond!  
Health Management Masterclasses at EHMA 2017 Annual Conference

The Bocconi University Health Management Masterclass series is an addition for EHMA 2017 Annual Conference. Running in parallel to the Conference, each session will be led by international guest speakers and focus on key issues of health management practice and policies.

Some examples are “BIG DATA: from digitalisation to cognitive use in healthcare” and “Managing the hospital of the future"; but also “Top management and leadership”, together with “Outcome research and HTA in Europe”.

These sessions have been specifically designed for those working in healthcare management, bringing the expertise from the SDA Bocconi school of management in executive and post-graduate training in healthcare Management, economics and policy.


We are glad to share with you the social media accounts for the IC-Health project, which is entering now in its second core phase. The coming months will be dedicated to the setting up of Communities of Practice towards the co-creation of MOOCs to improve digital health literacy in Europe. Follow @ICHealthEU on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn or contact us to get involved in the project and to receive the latest updates.

EHMA is also glad to launch the first version of the TO-REACH project official website. TO-REACH is a coordination and support action (CSA) to prepare a joint European research programme aimed at producing research evidence supporting health care services and systems to become more resilient, effective, equitable, accessible, sustainable and comprehensive. Visit to discover more about the project objectives and consortium.

Finally, if you want to be part of the Integrated Care focused "EU Network of Network" of the SUSTAIN project, drop us an email and register your interest. The network will serve as communication and dissemination support and you may also be asked on occasion to act as a critical friend, commenting on some of the key outcomes of the project, such as the development of the online road map on Integrated Care.
Upcoming Events
08 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium
28 June - 03 July 2017, Murdoch University, Australia
28 - 29 June 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 Limited free tickets for EHMA Members

28 June - 7 July, Erasmus Uni, Rotterdam
04-06 October 2017, Bad Hofgastein, Austria

EHMA staff has seen some changes recently. We are very pleased to welcome Yowali Kabamba, our new Projects Assistant, who will mainly be working on the IC-Health project and taking care of the field research and surveys connected to it. We are also glad to have Torben König as our new Events & Communications Assistant, supporting the Team in the organisation of the upcoming Annual Conference.

We would also like to take this chance to wish Nathan, our former Governance Assistant and Aurora, our former Projects Assistant, all the best in their future endeavours.

Finally, we would also like to welcome a new neighbour at our offices in Brussels, Mr. Ber Oomen, Executive Secretary of the European Specialist Nurses Organization (ESNO). ESNO worked with EHMA on the Joint Action on Health Workforce and we are looking forward to future collaborations.
The EHMA Team
Usman, Florence, Federica, Yowali, Nadja, Torben, Michele
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