International Hospital Federation
Healthcare Management and Leadership Competency Assessment Platform
  An online platform open to any healthcare professional in a management position. Available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. Free of cost!

The purpose of this online tool is to promote enhancement of leadership and management competencies in healthcare organizations, through the self-assessment of these skills. Providing a solid benchmark across level of competencies and geographical location, it enables comparison with your peers: within your position, your own country and around the world.

A personalized report measuring potential improvement, between your professional needs and your status in management and leadership, is extended at the end of the survey.

For more information, please click here to visit our website.
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The link between UHC reforms and health system governance: lessons from Asia
  Each country adapted the design of their UHC programmes to accommodate their specific institutional arrangements, and then made further modifications in response to issues arising during implementation. The authors found that these modifications were often related to the impacts on governance of the institutional changes inherent in UHC reforms. Governments varied in their response to these governance impacts, with Thailand prepared to adopt new governance modes (which the authors termed as an “adaptive” response), while China and Vietnam have tended to persist with traditional hierarchical governance modes (“reactive” responses).  
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2nd Lean Health Meeting
  The "2nd Lean Health Meeting", an initiative that APDH is organising with Lean Health Portugal and the Virginia Mason Institute on the 2nd and 3rd November, in Lisbon.


2nd November - Top management; top health executives from hospitals and primary care and other healthcare units; Speaker - Henry Otero, MD (Virginia Mason Institute)

3rd November - Health Professionals in general that would like to acquire skills in LEAN management.

The sessions will have simultaneous translation:

For any enquiries all professionals should check our website for more info in a few days here. The programme will be available online very soon or email

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The need for a complex systems model of evidence for public health
  Despite major investment in both research and policy, many pressing contemporary public health challenges remain. To date, the evidence underpinning responses to these challenges has largely been generated by tools and methods that were developed to answer questions about the effectiveness of clinical interventions, and as such are grounded in linear models of cause and effect. Identification, implementation, and evaluation of effective responses to major public health challenges require a wider set of approaches1,2 and a focus on complex systems.  
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Hospital Executive Study Tour Montreal 2017
  The Study Tour 2017 lasted 4 days, starting in Montreal at the University of Montreal School of Public Health and ending in Ottawa at the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Throughout the event participants discovered the Canadian health system and were introduced to the recent reforms in Canadian and Quebec healthcare. Site visits allowed them to be in touch with professionals of the healthcare sector who covered topics such as models of long-term care and evaluating the performance of healthcare systems and introduced their organization such as HealthcareCAN or the Montreal Institute Geriatrics. Click here for full program, report and presentations

The next Study Tour will take place in Israel in June 2018 where participants will learn about the Israeli healthcare system, clinical research, the medical technology innovation.

Read more about the program overview of the next Hospital Executive Study Tour here.
Registration for the next Study Tour 2018 is now open.
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Future trends in health care expenditure A modelling framework for cross-country forecasts
  Across the OECD, healthcare spending has typically outpaced economic growth in recent decades. While such spending has improved health outcomes, there are concerns about the financial sustainability of this upward trend, particularly as healthcare systems are predominantly funded from public resources in most OECD countries. To better explore this financial sustainability challenge, many countries and international institutions have developed forecasting models to project growth in future healthcare expenditure.   
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