15-17 September 2021 Digital Conference [email protected]


Over the past year, the role of health leadership has been in the spotlight as the effect of health leaders’ decisions has been observed and scrutinised. With the increasing demands on health services, rapidly changing context, and the adoption of technological innovations, health systems and organisations are having to revisit and adapt their leadership styles […]

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The digitalisation of healthcare is an essential enabler to transforming the delivery of care and improving patient experience. The critical role of digitalisation has become even more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, when digital technologies have been deployed in unprecedented ways to support the provision of essential care services. But digital technologies are also being […]

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Announcing our Plenary Sessions: Shaping health systems for a post-COVID world

Over the last year, national health systems and European and international health organisations have worked tirelessly to deliver emergency services, while confronting challenges such as hospital capacity and workforce planning. As health systems are progressing towards managing the pandemic and creating their recovery plans, they are also thinking about how to strengthen the resilience and […]

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A call for ideas to debate complex health management topics EHMA is pleased to launch a call for ideas for the EHMA PIE, a new initiative EHMA is launching to debate complex health management topics during this year’s annual conference on 15-17 September 2021.  PIE stands for Provocative, Innovative and Encouraging and it is designed […]

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Health systems governance and leadership for a healthy population

In the past year, the role of health governance and leadership has been in the spotlight as the effect of health leaders’ decisions have been observed and scrutinised. Countries, health systems and leaders around the world have faced the same challenge, COVID-19, but were not affected in the same way and did not all respond […]

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Digital health systems

In February 2019, the WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems in the European Region informed the development of priorities for public health action to accelerate the digital transformation and to help to develop a European roadmap for the digitalisation of national health systems. The symposium discussed many aspects of the topic of […]

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Towards person-centredness and care integration in EU health systems

With the growing burden of chronic and noncommunicable diseases, there is also an increased need for specialised services and complex care requiring multidisciplinary collaboration to support patients in managing their health. In 2016, the Member States of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe unanimously endorsed the European Framework for Action on Integrated Health Services Delivery […]

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Supporting research on health management – the Karolinska Medical Management Center & EHMA Research Award

Also this year the EHMA Conference is pleased to host the Karolinska Medical Management Centre (MMC) & EHMA Research Award promoting high-quality research on health management.  Now at its 19th edition, the Award was created to stimulate early career researchers to engage in healthcare management research. Since its establishment in 2002, the award has attracted […]

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Health Workforce

Investing in the health workforce In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the centrality of the health workforce in the resilience and sustainability of health systems. Health system capacities are being stretched in unprecedented ways and Europe is experiencing shortages of healthcare workers. The needs of patients are rising; the need for changes […]

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