Discover our Plenary Session at EHMA 2020

When health systems are unable to respond to healthcare needs appropriately and efficiently, people can be left vulnerable. European health systems have already been facing growing challenges as they try to address ageing populations, multi-morbidities, and chronic diseases, while also balancing increased costs of healthcare and shortages in the workforce.

Managing healthcare systems that are sustainable and resilient requires adaptability to fast-changing environments, making the best use of limited resources, and addressing growing health demands providing better and safer care for all. Healthcare leaders must show a deep knowledge of the pre-existing context and strategic thinking and adopt novel approaches that are forward-looking, inclusive, and able to raise widespread consensus.

What do health systems need now to be resilient and sustainable? We will try to give answers to this important question during the EHMA 2020 Plenary Session, taking place on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 10.45 – 12.15.

To discuss this important and complex topic we gathered an esteemed panel of experts representing different perspectives across healthcare. The session will be opened by Cees Smit, Patient Advocate at the Dutch Patient Alliance for Rare and Genetic Diseases. Then, we are pleased to have a panel discussion with Dr. Josep Figueras, Director at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Prof. Dr. Mirella Minkman, CEO of Vilans, the National center of Expertise in long term care; Professor Innovation of governance of integrated care, University of Tilburg; and Member of the Board of the International Foundation for Integrated Care. They will be joined by Lill Sverresdatter Larsen, President of the Norwegian Nurses Organisation and Prof. Dr. Kim Putters, Director of the Social and Cultural Planning Office. Finally, the panel is complemented by the patients’ perspective with Marzena Nelken, Board Member of the European Patients Forum and Board Member of the Federation of Polish Patients, Poland.

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