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EHMA 2019 Winter School

Managing Digital Innovation in Healthcare

Today’s healthcare systems are confronted with new challenges and their managers are facing new pressures. Digital technologies can support addressing some of those challenges; enable better and more efficient healthcare; and wider access to medical expertise. Equally, eHealth innovations are influencing professional business interaction and ways of behaviour. Because education programmes rarely teach how to interact with new technologies and how they are influencing the healthcare systems, it is important for health professionals to gain new knowledge and skills on how to manage digital innovation in healthcare.

In today’s changing healthcare systems, it is of the upmost importance for healthcare professionals and managers to have adequate skills to address the challenges and exploit the opportunities that digitalisation will bring. Therefore, the EHMA Winter School is targeted specifically to young healthcare managers and professionals with a view to develop their managerial skills through competencies training addressing the impact of digitalisation in the field of healthcare. The EHMA Winter School will be held by experienced academics, who will provide interactive coaching sessions that target the application of transferable skills to the digitalising market while considering the political and economic framework of eHealth as well as the opportunities and limitations of IT technologies in healthcare. Ultimately, the attendees will understand the opportunities and risks of digitalisation and have the competencies to manage them.

What will you learn?

  • The impact of digital innovation on health workforce and skill-mix
    by Prof. Dr. Walter Sermeus, KU Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, Belgium
    The session aims to understand the impact of digital innovation on jobs in the healthcare sector. What will be the impact on new competences and skill-mix? Which jobs will disappear? What will be the new jobs for the future? We will transform current data and future scenarios into a strategic health workforce plan for a health system or an healthcare organisation.
  • A new approach to developing Healthcare Leaders – Taking a global perspective whilst retaining regional and local practice
    by Dr. Stephen Brookes, University of Manchester, UK
    This session will provide a unique opportunity for healthcare leaders to adapt, engage and apply their leadership capability with a focus on the leadership role in promoting and empowering Digital Innovation through an applied leadership challenge grounded in action learning.
  • Teleneurology – Integrating neurological expertise through digital innovation
    by Dr. Axel Kaehne, Edge Hill University, UK
    The session will explore the use of technology in a neurological service facilitating an integrated care model between clinicians across acute treatment centres to increase shared clinical expertise and support clinical decision making to improve patient safety and patient outcomes.

How will you learn?

The Winter School will be organised into three interactive coaching sessions, set up in three small rotating groups so that each group will learn simultaneously and have exposure to the same topics. Each session will last around three hours and will focus on one or two core activities aimed at developing specific ;The EHMA Winter School coaching sessions will facilitate dynamic, student-led learning, while also ensuring guidance from coaches, so that participants feel secure and the learning process has direction. Hence, the coaches will involve themselves to an extent as direct lecturers to provide information for the participant-led interactive parts, which will be the principal focus.


The EHMA 2019 Winter School fees is 750 Euro per person (VAT excluded).

What does it include?

  • 2-night accommodation (Tuesday, 5h and Wednesday, 6th February 2019)
  • 3-day breakfast (Tuesday, 5h; Wednesday, 6th and Thursday, 7th February 2019)
  • 3-day lunch (Tuesday, 5h; Wednesday, 6th and Thursday, 7th February 2019)
  • 2 social dinners (Tuesday, 5h and Wednesday, 6th February 2019)
  • Coffee breaks (Tuesday, 5h; Wednesday, 6th and Thursday, 7th February 2019)
  • Meeting space
  • Study materials and training program.


5 Feb 2019 @ 12:00 pm

7 Feb 2019 @ 02:00 pm

Duration: 2 days, 2 hours


Kloster Eberbach

Kloster-Eberbach-Straße 0 65346 Eltville am Rhein Germany

65346 Eltville am Rhein


Organised by

European Health Management Association (EHMA)

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