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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

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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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Thanks for the invite to speak at Zimmer Biomet’s global leadership meeting in Orlando, FL, USA – 300 leaders will be catalysts of change

For the first time after the merger Zimmer Biomet convened all its global leaders. Prof. Janus was invited to speak on a panel together with Gail Boudreaux, (Former Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare and Zimmer Biomet board member and former Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare), Eric Dalton (Vice President, Clinical Program Development, Tanner Health System), Thomas Donaldson, M.D. (Empire Orthopedic Center, Colton, Cal.), Bob Hopkins (Managing Director of Equity Research, BofA Merrill Lynch), and Deborah Lee (Patient Advocate, Baltimore, Maryland).

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Peter Zweifel joins the Center’s advisory board

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Peter Zweifel, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Zurich, Socioeconomic Institute, Zurich, Switzerland, as advisory board member of the Center for Healthcare Management.

After a postdoc position with the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974-75, he received tenure with the University of Zurich in 1984. Publications include more than 100 articles in refereed journals (AER, EnJ, EurJHE, JHE, JRI, JRU, PubCh) as well as Health Economics (with F. Breyer und M. Kifmann) and Insurance Economics (with R. Eisen). We are excited to have him on board!

Evidence or Eminence – who rules? Insights from the German spine congress

Professor Janus was invited to present and moderate at the German spine congress on December 10, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, on “What an optimized, multistage, and interdisciplinary care concept should look like that entails best results for the patient?”

Leading medical experts, such as Dres. Fleege (Frankfurt) and Ringe (Aachen), as well as Ms. Bühn (Witten-Herdecke) who presented results of the most recent orthopedic report, elaborated on the impact of the upcoming hospital legislation and its impact on quality management/measurement, best-practice exchange and implementation, as well as standardization and integration.

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Transforming the healthcare of women with disabilities

The Center for Healthcare Management was invited to support a PCORI-sponsored workshop on “Transforming the healthcare of women with disabilities” by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation on December 5 and 6, 2015 in Washington D.C.

Professors Brown, Janus, and Roye applied the Center’s moderation technique to facilitate discussions around the healthcare of women with disabilities. They were supported by experts Joseph Dutkowsky, Rachel Byrne, and Tracy Picker of the cerebral palsy foundation who served as table hosts, leading discussions around gynecological, reproductive, and breast care. Another topic revolved around adolescent health.

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