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And the winner is…

An exciting week is ahead of us: the people of the United States of America will elect their 45th president. While as a cross-border commuter between Europe and the US I was usually questioned about healthcare policies the conversation has shifted to the presidential campaign over the last couple of months. I could now bet on who will win or chime in the ongoing social media discussion. But I’d like to offer a more personal perspective here.

It is almost twenty years ago that many young Europeans including myself went to the US with just two suitcases to build a career and a life. The motivation was that our aspirations and dreams would be fueled by the spirit of the American culture. Many of us were discouraged by the hierarchies of European cultures in which nobody listens to your ideas unless you are old and grey-haired. For us the US represented fairness and unlimited possibilities – if we work hard and build on our talent and knowledge. A dream that came true for many of us.

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WeHelpen patient community platform receives Zimmer Biomet’s European Connected Health Innovation Award

Source: press release of November 1, 2016

In a pitch of five selected finalists, Netherlands-based cooperation WeHelpen successfully convinced a jury of experts from healthcare, economics and academia that they should be selected to receive the 2016 Zimmer Biomet European Connected Health Innovation Award. WeHelpen is an online environment where patients and caregivers are being prepared and supported to set up and use an informal support network of family, friends and people from their neighborhood. Through the online community, patients are challenged to participate in society themselves.

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Wrapping up the 5th Forum – Results are online

After last month’s Forum we draw a balance and are proud to hear that attendees are raving about our event “Excellent content! Incomparable to other seminars or forums”. It makes us happy to see that rethinking conferencing is worth the effort and in high demand. Getting back to face-to-face communication seems to be well appreciated by the healthcare industry & beyond.

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Sherry Glied elaborates on organizational innovation on the Health Affairs blog

Editor’s note: This post is part of a series based on the 5th Forum: Learning from each other – Scaling ideas up to the next level. The forum was held in Berlin, Germany on June 9 and 10, 2016 and organized by the Center for Healthcare Management. For updates on the Forum’s results please check the Center for Healthcare Management’s website or follow on Twitter @HCMatColumbia.

How Policymakers Can Foster Organizational Innovation In Health Care
By Sherry Glied

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/07/15/how-policymakers-can-foster-organizational-innovation-in-health-care/

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New on the Health Affairs Blog: Bruce Fried and Jeremy Sherer on Value Based Reimbursement

Editor’s note: This post is part of a series based on the 5th Forum: Learning from each other – Scaling ideas up to the next level. The forum was held in Berlin, Germany on June 9 and 10, 2016 and organized by the Center for Healthcare Management.

Value Based Reimbursement: The Rock Thrown Into The Health Care Pond
By Bruce Merlin Fried and Jeremy David Sherer

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/07/08/value-based-reimbursement-the-rock-thrown-into-the-health-care-pond/

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Health Affairs publishes blog series on the 5th Forum: Learning from each other

Editor’s note: This post is part of a series of several posts related to the Center for Healthcare Management’s 5th Forum: Learning from each other – Scaling ideas up to the next level, to be held in Berlin, Germany on June 9 and 10, 2016. Please contact the center for more information or to request your personal invitation.

Got Content? An Innovative Forum Provides Food For Thought
By Katharina Janus

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/06/03/got-content-an-innovative-forum-provides-food-for-thought/

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Looking over the horizon – the 5th German rapid recovery symposium set new standards of care in orthopedics

Leading experts from Germany, Austria and Switzerland convened in Vienna to discuss their experiences and best practices when implementing rapid recovery in their settings. Crossing professional boundaries and the management of professional routines in an increasingly complex medical environment were at the top of the agenda. How data collection and analysis contributes to connected healthcare approaches was explored with respect to future directions in terms of a holistic approach to care management in orthopedic surgery.

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5th Forum line-up: Sherry Glied, Ron Kuerbitz and John Rowe keynote in Berlin

We are excited to welcome Sherry Glied (Professor and Dean, Wagner School of Public Services, New York University, USA; former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington D.C., USA) at the Center’s 5th Forum who will talk about perspectives on health policy from the inside and the outside.

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