- To define and distinguish the matters of managing healthcare in the future,
- To apply a rigorous approach to reap results,
- To translate and disseminate results into practice through focused forums and education.
In a specialized and knowledge-driven world the medium matters to connect the dots between experts. That‘s why we invented a new format. Come and join us!
A mix of customized analysis and hands-on implementation advice for global strategic endeavors. Examples are:
- Understanding the landscape of various players,
- Reviewing trends towards consolidation and the impact of political reforms on business opportunities,
- Assessing the level of market intimacy and cultural sensitivity.
Focused forums that provide solutions how to organize people and employ resources on all levels. These include:
- The political level as platforms for knowledge exchange,
- The application of innovation in a pragmatic way,
- The ability to create models and systems of care delivery that allow for scalability across an international set of boundaries.
Tailormade workshops and executive training to implement strategies (certificate provided):
- We separate process from content and apply our format to a wide range of topics, even outside healthcare.
- Cast and involve opinion leaders in particular topics.
- Prestigious setting at the Columbia Global Center in Paris, on-site at your organization, or globally located.
In addition to our annual forums, we’re putting on a series of focused forums that are helping industry experts to understand their markets better. Topics (such as e-health, healthcare ventures, care coordination etc.) bring together an intimate and selected circle of corporate decision-makers, policy-makers, investors, and providers. These focused forums can be organized individually for specific sponsors or attached to our annual forum as a satellite. Frequently they are part of our global strategy projects. Often sponsors bring in individual cases that are matched with expertise from our global network. This ensures that content is created beyond match-making. The approach further supports the validation of market knowledge and translates it into action.
We have organized these forums in cities around the world, using an interactive approach that relies on real-time and team-based content capturing and evaluation supported by various moderation and visualization techniques. The acquired knowledge and insights lead to fresh and promising approaches to longstanding and unresolved challenges in management. They have also helped to achieve political and regulatory changes globally.
Contact us to commission a focused forum, learn more about topics or apply for an invitation to our annual forum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual business forums Focused forums
The process that we have employed here in the Care-Tank allows us to be able to do a better job in identifying solutions that exist in major markets and that are applicable to other markets.
This forum offers the opportunity for me to bring some new ideas to the processes and methods that we would use as we begin to develop our strategic innovations that we want to embed within our company.
I think the forum provides a vehicle for the exchange of ideas and interaction which is both interesting and unique. It’s a much more interactive type of forum.
… Literally every time somebody opens their mouth here – it’s a good use of my time.
… But to have ideas articulated so well and so meaningfully and in such a short period of time – I think is really powerful.
Thank you for the tremendous hospitality. You did a great job at focusing the group. Please let me know if I can do anything to help you as we go forward and I appreciate the work that your Center for Health Care Management is doing.
The topics were very diverse, the agenda was very well put together, the panel discussions, the workshops have generated a lot of interesting discussions. Everybody is participating. It was a very valuable couple of days. I really enjoyed it. I’m very glad to be here. It was excellent.
This conference is a great opportunity to meet international experts with different backgrounds and discuss current, relevant topics; share experiences and develop new ideas for current and future business opportunities.
The exchange was fantastic, and I learned a great deal in just 2.5 days. What I found most useful is hearing the international perspectives on how to improve patient care and how to really move technology and systems all for the betterment of the people we serve.
I really enjoyed this conference for many reasons: the most because it is a very interesting group of people that have been brought together by Katharina and her team to share ideas across globally. And I liked the format, the way that we present some information and then sit down to really brainstorm about it to come up with some common ideas. I’m a big fan.
I liked most the special format of the forum: I was pleased to have so much dialogue and exchanges. It was very pleasant to experience that people are all very open, participating and authentic.
It’s really been a pleasure to meet thought leaders from all over the world and learn about what’s different in their health systems and also the common challenges we face. I learned a lot from others about ways they’ve found to tackle those challenges and things I can take home and apply in my work.
It was a really good mix of people in various fields and therefore, we had a very different conversation than the ones I have had in previous conferences.
The most exciting is that there are lots of senior management and leadership people coming from various industries. We contribute and we share experiences which gives people a very different perspective. So I am thrilled to be here, I’m really delighted to be here. It is way beyond my expectation.
This is the 6th forum that I have attended and I can’t say that there is one that I like better than another, but I love them all. What I get out of it is having so many different mindsets, skillsets, professions in the healthcare industry represented in the same room. There is no other meeting like this.
It is a great event where we can bring together different thinkers and leaders in healthcare and management and clinical work to share new ideas, build new relationships, and network. Although I work in a multinational it is for me a really good opportunity to work with people from very different backgrounds and even more diverse backgrounds that I would often even get at my workplace. So that opportunity for diverse thinking among diverse people is the key reason why I like to come to any of these events.
The unique thing about the forum is that it draws together senior physicians, clinicians, executives and industry. That’s not a diverse set of opinions that you get involved in very often. To be able to talk about things that are globally applied but with that industry audience is something I have not experienced before.
The most interesting part was to meet people with such different backgrounds from different companies, organizations and different skills. And I learned a lot about healthcare management because I’m from the operating part of the business and that was really enlightening for me.
This meeting was very interesting because we created new relationships between different countries and we have different perspectives about topics which are relevant now and probably also in the future for healthcare management. Thanks to Katharina Janus and all the team.
What I enjoyed the most is a comfortable, safe place for the free exchange of ideas amongst a diverse group of people with deep experience and vast knowledge in healthcare.
The diversity of experience, the different countries we’ve got, the diversity of topics going from how does the French health system work and what pilots they are looking at, to hand hygiene technology, and how to get employees to change how they think about technology.
This is the event for high-level content and a great exchange with other stakeholders in the healthcare industry.
I really enjoyed the interaction with the group and meeting very interesting, fascinating people who are all very passionate about healthcare and making sure that we exchange ideas so that we can make improvements to how we provide healthcare – whether it is in the US, in Europe, Asia or the Middle East. It is a wonderful place to collaborate and to learn about newly emerging ideas in healthcare.
The ability to dig into some other areas of healthcare was very interesting for me and it is always a result of great organization, a great mix of people, location – so very happy with the conference.
It was an excellent forum for exchange amongst different health care professionals from around the world. The exchange and discussions were highly insightful and brought together different industry perspectives and latest trends in healthcare management. I truly enjoyed the healthcare forum.
The Center’s 8th Business Forum “Money and people – the currencies of healthcare” was held on September 11-13, 2019 at the Columbia University Global Center in Paris.
The Forum is designed for global executives in healthcare business and strategy to discuss the latest developments, challenges and opportunities shaping the industry. Working hand-in-hand with leading thinkers from around the world, the event provides attendees with an ideal forum for personal connections as well as rigorous analysis and foresight.
As previously we brought together our partners & friends for our annual gathering. After eight years it has become a club of like-minded people who enjoy thinking together to reap results for their everyday business life in a confidential and interactive setting. As always topics have been broad, ranging from medical cannabis to human and communication centered design and investments in healthcare system development. It’s a free space in which even early-stage ideas can thrive, be reflected upon and eventually become reality. We value well-prepared content and have the right people in place.
The Center’s 8th Business Forum is now happy history – thanks to our sponsors, speakers, participants, a great team, a beautiful venue, food for thought and delight. Some impressions of what it felt like to be there are now online: Virtual broadcasting
The Forum has been conceived to help the world’s top healthcare executives seize the moment. Previous participants rave about the interactive, content-rich and personal experience:
Your individual focused forum – get a taste of the Center’s approach
Can’t wait for the Center’s next Forum? We’ll come to your premises or pick a global location and design a focused forum for you, using our unique approach and methodology. Our in-house focused forums allow us to focus on specific issues related to your organization and explore current examples from your work environment. Contact us to commission your own focused forum.
I found the conference to be extraordinary useful. A great exchange between different perspectives, all touching the healthcare industry, but from a different point of view and from various countries too. The different level of understanding generates new ideas to take home.
The forum has brought together outstanding speakers from all over the world on topics that are very important to improving performance of the healthcare system from medications, pharmaceuticals, health system delivery, the development of clinics in developing countries and in other ways. It is a very unusual conference for that reason because of the breadth of topics covered and the depth of the expertise that is available to the people to learn from.
This has been an extremely interesting experience because I just loved the format. It’s a small group, and the ability to interact with others in your field and beyond is the most important thing to understand different perspectives. As a physician executive it is extremely helpful for me to look at all kinds of different viewpoints when you’re innovating and when you’re creating a different model of health, or if you want to deliver care to a patient in a different way. I think understanding the different perspectives from the real world is so important rather than abstract, theoretical knowledge. The location is just the most beautiful and the food is delicious. The brainpower in the room is very stimulating. You feel motivated that you just got to do something. Things are moving in the right direction. This desire for continuous process improvement is fantastic.
It’s a very unique format because it is smaller, more focused, and an interesting group of people in a nice setting. The venue helps to make it interactive and lively and you don’t experience the typical issues like in large conferences where it’s all one-way communication; it’s actually a real dialogue here. I take home from the different talks that healthcare is just a very broad space: we talked about innovation, financing, developing companies, and the realities of taking care of patients.
This is a great opportunity for people around the world to come and share ideas. There are people from many different countries who have different perspectives and it’s nice to hear them and it’s refreshing to hear different people share their ideas and concepts…. What’s great about this format is that we get to share those ideas and bring them together, it’s a free flow of ideas and you’re not hearing lectures, you have a lot of interchange and it’s very enjoyable. I get new relationships, I have new ideas, have exposure to new concepts and new information some of it positive, some of it concerning.
It was very interesting especially with the chief economist from Allianz. An amazing point of view – the way he showed us how an insurance company can try to reduce its risk by investing in new technology in the healthcare system is very interesting.
It’s a great conference on a great campus. What I found especially impressive is the fact that general considerations and theoretical considerations were met with very practical presentations and discussions about the improvement of the health services that are supplied, so it was a nice symbiosis of macro and micro level perspectives.
I found that some of the problems on the French economy and the challenges they are having here in France are so similar to what we’re experiencing in the United States and I think it’s universal: everybody is struggling with the same issues, everybody is trying to find a way to contain costs and to not pull the net off people from a social perspective. I found that very interesting. The format is great. It’s so much better. I’ve been to so many conferences where there is one presentation after the other and there is not much interaction. Your brain can only absorb so much, but this is really interactive, it’s very dynamic, it keeps your attention. From my perspective – it’s a very great format relative to some of the other things I attend.
I think that this conference is unique because it provides an interesting multidisciplinary perspective, mixing legal competence with scientific evidence, and it is very much improving our culture and scope about a lot of subjects that are problematic. You change the scope, you change the point of view – it’s why Katharina is very important: she helps us to change our point of view about the subject; then we can find interesting solutions, innovative solutions, and it breaks the stigma about innovation because a lot of people don’t want innovation, don’t want that their everyday work changes, but with Katharina’s method this new perspective is not just proposed or suggested, but people are also integrated in the change, and I think that it’s very helpful that this type of conference is being organized. The format is about a few people with lots of different points of view in order to answer one question, one subject, to talk equally driven by a reasonable perspective. I think that this is the key to all our problems in the healthcare system.
It is very special that all people are experts, speak very clearly and sincerely on the subject and to the point. They are brilliant. I was very astonished by the level of discussion and it is really a dialogue. That’s what I liked about the format. Everything went very smoothly and there is a lot of content. I liked very much what Katharina said about innovation, how we have to manage things differently instead of speaking largely about it. She focused on culture and the definition of it. That’s a big challenge.
I like the diversity of the participants. It’s very interesting, their knowledge base is wide. The fact that we were speaking about topics openly and therefore there is a first-mover advantage in the whole situation here. Overall, the diversity of the subjects and the participants is very impressive. The format is very productive and nice to have: you allow smaller groups express themselves without leaving issues lost in translation. There is a privacy set-up and at the same time very it is participative. The participants are not afraid to be vulnerable. You don’t hide behind the numbers. The interaction I got during the training is very valuable. We will take home and implement, such as culture, incentives, and being realist to what is going to work and what is not going to work. A practical use for myself and my colleagues. It was a great investment that we have done from our organization in this training. I see a lot of value. To provide this kind of platform for us to learn and meet people. We are in the company of people who appreciate what we have done and not just tell us what to do.
We provide tailor-made workshops and executive education at our base in Paris which grew out of our forums and well appreciated interactive format and methodologies. We aimed at creating an innovative approach to training and education that is based on actual case studies and strategy of the respective organization while simultaneously offering management tools and out-of-the-box-thinking. This adaptive and flexible approach is resonating well with executives from around the world who we have had the pleasure to welcome at the Columbia Global Center in Paris.
Our education programs can also be delivered on your premises, online through our education platform or in the form of strategy retreats. They are designed according to your organization’s needs and strategic purposes.
- We offer a range of courses related to macro-level healthcare market phenomena as well as micro-level management classes.
- Modules include an overview of a particular or several markets and sessions on management tools.
- The core piece can be related to and based on your strategy or strategic change. We develop it jointly and will use your business case to get the message to your people.
- If desired your program can include a Columbia University certificate. Contact us to discuss details and to receive an overview of sample classes.