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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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Registration now open for the Center’s 5th Forum in Berlin

As the leaves are turning we have been busy welcoming new members to the Center for Healthcare Management. The first round of new organizational membership agreements is now closed. However, you may indicate your interest to become a member for the second round by the end of December 2015. I welcome the opportunity to chat with you in more detail about how a potential package best fits your organizational needs.

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Save-the-date for our 2016 Forum in Berlin

Please save the date for our 5th Forum, to be held on June 8-10, 2016 at the Capital Residence of the Robert-Bosch-Foundation in Berlin, on “Learning from each other – scaling ideas up to the next level”. For the first time, we will invite thought leaders from industries other than healthcare to join the dialogue in order to move beyond conceptualization to action. 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 will be at the core of our 5th Forum. For more information, please see an overview of topics in the draft agenda. We are proud to welcome Health Affairs as our content sponsor already for the second time and the editor-in-chief, Alan Weil, in person at our 5th Forum!

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