The EHMA 2021 PIE Book, published by the European Health Management Association (EHMA), collects all Provocative, Innovative and Encouraging health management ideas that will be presented in the official programme of the EHMA 2021 Annual Conference. 

EHA PIE (Provocative, Innovative and Encouraging) is designed to give space to high-level discussions and to stimulate the connections across the entire health management ecosystem. 

On Thursday, 16 September 2021 during the first PIE session on Improving healthcare access and outcomes, Mr. João Frutuoso, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira, Clinical practice (M.D.) and Union Delegate, will present his idea ‘Impact of healthcare funding on patient outcomes’. Dr Ioannis Sarafis, Postdoctoral Researcher, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will then present the idea ‘Moving beyond RCTs: Tapping the potential of Real-World Data for advancing clinical research and improving post-treatment in breast cancer2’. 

During the second session on ‘Governance and leadership’, Ms Sharmi Haque, Bachelor Medicine & Master Medicine Student, Master Governance and Leadership in European Public Health Student, Bachelor (Hons) Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Maastricht will showcase the idea ‘Pandemic Preparedness: what position do the methods in policy surveillance and legal epidemiology have in the legislation provision for future public health pandemic?’. 

On Friday, 17 September there will be the third session on ‘Person Centeredness and Care Integration’. Ms. Cláudia Teresa Nelas Dias De Almeida, Student of specialization in hospital administration, National School of Public Health, Nova University of Lisbon will present the idea ‘Transition of care consultation’. Dr Axel Kaehne, Reader Health Services Research, Medical School, Edge Hill University; Dr Anneli Hujala, Senior Researcher, Department of Health and Social Management, University of Eastern Finland; and Dr Mieke Rijken, Senior Researcher, Nivel will debate about ‘Patient Journey maps – useful tool or gimmick?’. 

The last session will be held under the sub-theme ‘Managing the digital transformation’. Dr Rui Dang, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at Westminster International University in Tashkent and Visiting Professor in Demographic Economics at Gdansk University of Technology will showcase the idea ‘Linking blockchain and environmental sustainability in healthcare management’ and Ms Laura Cigolot, Head of Secretariat, European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) will then discuss about ‘The European Collaborative Action on Medication Errors and Traceability patient safety project’. 

You can view and download the PIE Book of the EHMA 2021 Digital Conference here!