6th Forum: Worldwide expert meeting on challenges to market access, strategic development and life sciences partnerships

Hosted by the Center for Healthcare Management the 6th Forum was held April 24/25, 2017 at the Columbia Global Center in Paris, France. The Forum was by invitation only and specifically designed to allow participants to exchange ideas and explore collaborative efforts in a confidential setting. Market access and product bundling are facing reimbursement challenges in all markets with changing payment mechanisms, regulations and the impact of new governments and economics. Healthcare leaders from around the world attended the 6th Forum to identify new trends and incorporate them into future products and strategies necessary for success in a market of shifting US and EU priorities.

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5th Forum: Learning from each other – Scaling ideas up to the next level

Hosted by Katharina Janus of the Center for Healthcare Management at Columbia University, Alan Weil of Health Affairs, and Bernadette Klapper of the Robert Bosch Stiftung the 5th Forum was held June 9-10, 2016 at the Capital Residence of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Berlin on “Learning from each other – scaling ideas up to the next level”.

The Forum is specifically designed to allow participants to cross-fertilize ideas and visions thanks to the interactive format. Crossing boundaries to include various perspectives and different takes on how to change cultures and behaviors when being faced with common strategic and operational challenges was at the core of the 5th Forum.

The two-day global event featured top academics, industry leaders, and healthcare providers, leading C.E.O.s and other experts who shared cutting-edge research and hands-on case studies.

Many of the insights and findings discussed at the conference are covered in the Health Affairs Blog – the leading journal of the health sphere – and on See virtual broadcasting for summary results, reports and impressions.

This kind of conference is practical for us. It provides ideas how we organize ourselves to deliver on all three of those missions, i.e. the science level, the application of innovation in a pragmatic way and the ability to create models and systems of care delivery that allow this to be scaled across an international set of boundaries.
Frank Maddux, CMO Fresenius Medical Care North America

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4th Forum: Innovation & Implementation

On January 29-30, 2015 at the Capital Residence of the Robert-Bosch-Foundation in Berlin, the 4th Forum on Health Policy & Management brought together a hand-picked circle of industry experts, government decision-makers and leading academics from around the globe to review innovation in healthcare from various perspectives and explore implications for implementation on the provider and payer side. Read more…

3rd U.S. Forum: Pressing cross-national issues

On May 16, 2014 internationally renowned experts from academia and practice will discuss pressing cross-national issues at the Center for Total Health in Washington D.C. The Care-Tank is proud to be sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Read more…

2nd Forum: Designing the next healthcare system – Science meets practice

On November 29th and 30th, 2012 internationally renowned experts from academia and practice
(Columbia University, Berkeley University, Kaiser Permanente etc.) discussed the design of sustainable healthcare systems. Read more…

2nd Forum - Designing the next Health Care Systeme

1st Forum: Health Policy & Management

On June 23 and 24, 2011 the 1st Forum on Health Policy & Management brought together national and international leaders from academia and practice in a “care-tank”, merging the ideas of “think-tanks” and “do-tanks”. Read more…1st Forum on Health Policy & Management