November 1, 2017 Katharina Janus

Excited to chair and sponsor the Center for Healthcare Management’s 7th Forum: Strategy in times of change on September 12-14, 2018 in Paris

Now in its 7th year the Center’s Forum brings together global decision-makers in an intimate setting. Previous participants rave about the interactive, content-rich and personal experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=-fhcfbSPPmY

After Hamburg, Washington DC (in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente), Berlin (sponsored by the Bosch Foundation and further multinationals), and Paris we return to Columbia University’s Global Center to reflect on:

Healthcare markets

  • What’s the potential for market access?
  • Is there a natural fit or a cultural clash?
  • How to position your organization at home and abroad?

Value added evidence

  • From randomized controlled trials to real-world evidence
  • How to move towards a global value assessment?
  • How to reconcile ideologies of value perception such a cost versus comparative effectiveness?

Relationship management

  • Loyalty/engagement and its implications for patient relationship management
  • Physician-system-integration – are we there yet?
  • Moving to population health management to tackle value-based pricing

Organizational performance

  • Do we know what we know – how is knowledge shared and applied inside the organization?
  • What’s the impact of social media use on people’s performance?
  • “Digital” as a code for transparency or confusion?

Management innovation

  • Integrating care across silos: drugs, data, devices and beyond
  • Changing professional roles due to technology
  • Reimbursement challenges and opportunities

Pre-conference hot topics include

  • Migration effects on global healthcare systems
  • “Emotional” politics and consequences on global health policy

You can read about past forums and learn more about what global thought leaders who attended think about our style of conferencing:

The Center’s Forum was a fantastic platform to meet with national and international leaders, and to discuss best practices for overcoming challenges. It was also an excellent opportunity to discuss the larger discourses that underlie these topics, such as access to healthcare as a whole.
Peter M. Fleischut, SVP and CTO at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA

“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.”
Ron Kuerbitz, former CEO, Fresenius Medical Care North America, now CEO of agilon health, Long Beach, USA

So this forum … seems to focus more on discussions of the participants in brainstorming and defending or proposing ideas. And I think that’s a much more interactive type of forum.
Frank Maddux, CMO of Fresenius Medical Care North America

I think it (the forum) provides a vehicle for the exchange of ideas and interaction, which is both interesting and unique.
Michael Sparer, Professor, Columbia University New York

I just get knowledge that I didn’t otherwise have and I get a chance to share knowledge with people who are interested in what I’ve got to say about our experiences at Kaiser Permanente.
Murray Ross, VP of the Institute for Health Policy, Kaiser Permanente USA

It’s this wonderful opportunity to learn from others and compare notes and not be spoken to but to listen and share.
Walter Kopp, President, Medical Management Services USA

… Literally every time somebody opens their mouth here – it’s a good use of my time
Lawrence Brown, Professor, Columbia University New York

…But to have them (ideas) articulated so well and so meaningfully and in such a short period of time – I think is really powerful.
David Roye, Head of Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital New York

I highly appreciated the openness and positive tone along the meeting, which I left with a sense of partnering with the right institution, and look forward to a strengthened cooperation.
Oriol Lacorte, General Manager Iberia, Zimmer Biomet, Barcelona, Spain

Executives are invited personally and represent all stakeholder perspectives. The total number of participants is limited to ensure effective networking and matchmaking opportunities in a confidential setting. About 50% of participants join us from the United States, 40% from Europe and about 10% from Asia and the Middle East.

Partners of our Forum have been among others (in random order): Health Affairs, the Robert-Bosch-Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Columbia University’s Department of Health Policy & Management, Fresenius Medical Care North America, Dentons LLP, Zimmer Biomet, New York Presbyterian, Mount Sinai, Johnson & Johnson, CityMD New York, and my consulting network ENJOY STRATEGY.

If you wish to become a partner of the next Forum please inquire regarding sponsoring opportunities at janus@centerforhealthcaremanagement.org. Registration will open soon.

On behalf of our organizing committee, I hope you can join us. More on the 7th Forum follows soon – stay tuned @katharinajanus and @HCMatColumbia!