October 23, 2019 HCMatColumbia

Building Bridges in 2020 through forums, dialogue and training

The Center’s 8th Business Forum is happy history – thanks to our sponsors, speakers, participants, a great team, a beautiful venue, food for thought and delight. You will see many happy faces because it is with joy and passion that ideas and knowledge are exchanged among people. Some impressions of what it felt like to be there are online:
Virtual Broadcasting

As we are harvesting the results of the 8th forum we are already planning for several focused forums on various topics around the world. Building bridges between countries, professions and organizations will be our motto for 2020 when the Center for Healthcare Management celebrates its 10th Anniversary. My colleague Steffen Flessa recently mentioned in our discussions at the Swiss National Fund: “I don’t care how much you know until I know how much you care.” Because we care has been our motto for the last ten years when thinking together to reap results. It has created the fertile ground for collaboration and knowledge exchange.
Can’t wait for our next Forum? We’ll come to your premises or pick a venue and design your own, using our unique approach and methodology. Our focused forums allow us to address specific issues related to your organization and explore current examples from your work environment. We will bring key decision-makers together and develop a forward-looking vision about what your business will look like ten years from now. Contact us at info@centerforhealthcaremanagement.org to discuss your tailor-made forum.
Our forums are 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, our events provide attendees with an ideal forum for networking as well as rigorous analysis and foresight. Our forums have been conceived to help the world’s top healthcare executives seize the moment. This year’s participants rave about the interactive, content-rich and personal experience:


Thanks again to Spectrum Therapeutics, Kaiser Permanente, Medimpact, Health 4 Development, Columbia University New York and my consulting network ENJOY STRATEGY for supporting us. Attend and/or commission a focused forum with your organization 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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Acknowledging complexity in 2020 – thinking together to reap results

The Center’s 8th Business Forum at the Columbia Global Center in Paris in September brought together leading global thinkers and doers to design the healthcare landscape of tomorrow. We concluded that “we operate in a very complex environment with a number of different professions who all speak different languages. In many management settings in classical production industries people are trained and used to the fact that there is either a “quick fix” – an easy solution – or “no solution”, something you cannot influence. It is challenging for the management mind that there might be a complex solution that is somewhere in between an easy solution and no solution at all. This range of possible approaches creates insecurity which is in conflict with the risk-averse human mind. If something is not defined and transparent and there is no moderator who brings the thinking together from very different perspectives it might be challenging to move forward. Over the course of the two-day forum we were tackling this challenge by thinking together in order to produce some insights and results to take home and apply in our own settings. And we went back in our worlds with a new perspective to make a difference.”

German American Economic Forum in Boston: Healthcare Innovation

I was excited to moderate and speak at the Annual Economic Forum of the German American Business Council last week in Boston, MA, USA. Different health systems, industry leaders and scientists explored healthcare innovation in an international context, considering cultural challenges and arising opportunities that are driven by new models of R&D, virtual teams, incubators etc. The role of the knowledge worker in healthcare innovation and provision seems finally to be acknowledged.

New tailor-made executive trainings at the Columbia Global Center in Paris

We were excited to design and run a tailor-made executive training on integrated care for eHealth Africa at the Columbia Global Center in Paris. Congratulations to this exceptional group of leaders!