Training & Education


Study Tours are part of a series of premier events offered by IHF, involving multidisciplinary exchanges of knowledge and experiences. The objective of these events is to pave the way for effective advocacy and strategies that will result in implementation and exchange of ideas on best practices in leadership and management in health service delivery by hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Targets of the study tours are C-suite level Executives of hospitals and healthcare facilities from around the world.

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September 16th to September 20th, 2019

The 2019 Study Tour entitled “Health Innovation and Neighborhood: Towards New Health Service Models” will provide participants with an in-depth insight into latest innovations in care delivery models developed in France.

Participants will be presented a variety of topics by senior health officials, including:

  • Reforms of the French health systems: key elements and objectives of the major national health reform “Ma Santé 2022” aimed at enhancing the current health system by facilitating access to care
  • The public hospital system in transition
  • The role of the private hospitals in France, presented by leaders of French private hospitals organizations (not-for-profit and for-profit hospitals)
  • Presentation of the Ile-de-France region's competitiveness cluster and its programme to support companies in terms of innovation. Exchange on health as an element of attractiveness of the region.
  • New models of home care: evolution of home care in France and coordination between home and in-patient care
  • The financing of the health system and its evolution: integration of quality financing measures into volume (activity-based) financing
  • The challenges of innovation and the health companies’ strategy
  • Thinking the Hospital of the 21st Century
  • The potential of health neighborhoods, a way to re-organize care provision

The Tour will provide networking opportunities, opportunities to meet key health sector leaders and site visits.

Site visits:

National Assembly, Institut Marie Curie, Lab Santé, Home Hospital Care, Health Insurance Fund, Necker Hospital, Longjumeau Hospital, Plateau de Saclay and Neighborhood Professionals Health Community (CTPS) Paris 13th district.

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IHF C-Suite members  US$ 1,200
Non IHF members   US$ 1,700

The fees cover four lunches, one dinner and local transportation costs. Travel to Paris and accommodation are not covered.

Registration is now open and limited to 15 participants.

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