Willy Heuschen EAHM Secretary-General Editor-in-Chief Shortly after the closing of the European Commission’s consultation on the EU Health programme2007-2013, Commissioner M. Kyprianou announced in the press that he would propose a Directive aiming to standardise crossborder healthcare services by the end of 2007. This would entail defining when and how a citizen can receive trea


EAHM Adopts Position Paper as Part of EU Consultation on Cross-Border Health Services Meeting on 15 December 2006, the EAHM board agreed the Association’s official position as part of the European Commission’s consultation exercise on cross-border health services. The paper’s key elements include a call for the introduction of a Europe-wide definition of the term “Quality in Health Care”, the cr

The German government is making its contribution during its EU presidency to the European Commission’s plans to draw up a clear strategy for the health sector. To enable as many views as possible to be injected into the debate, it organised a two-day conference on “The social dimension in the internal market – Perspectives of healthcare in Europe” in Potsdam in mid-January. The event attracted over

Austria Austrian Congress for Hospital Management 2007 The successful Austrian Congress for Hospital Management (see last Congress www.ovkd.at/ archiv.htm) will take place for the 51st time from 14 - 16 May 2007 in Krems an der Donau (Lower Austria).   The main theme will be “How much ‘private’ can healthcare tolerate?” In many European countries, the traditionally (mostly) public health

Employing Older Workers

Author: Barbara Hatcher, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N. Director of Scientific and Professional Affairs American Public Health Association E-mail: [email protected] A report sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, entitled “Wisdom at Work: The Importance of the Older and Experienced Nurse in the Workplace”, (released in June 2006) aims at formulating a response to the current and increasingl

Author: Dr Gerhard Berger Christian-Albrechts University Kiel,Germany Institute of Social Sciences, Gerontology Research Group E-mail: [email protected] In view of ongoing demographic change, it is becoming increasingly important to adapt jobs to accommodate the needs of an ageing workforce. This is particularly true of the psychological and physical sides of nursing. Rather than developing special pro

Authors: Clémence Dallaire Nurse, PhD, Professor at the Faculty of Nursing Sciences Université Laval, Quebec, Canada   Paul-André Lapointe, PhD Director of the Department of Industrial Relations of the Faculty of Social Sciences Université Laval, Quebec, Canada E-mail: [email protected] This article was inspired by a study carried out in the critical care units of a hos

Author Pauline Prouteau Coordinating Nurse SINDEFI-SEP Network, France E-mail: [email protected] www.sindefi.org Whether a hospital nurse, an independent nurse, or a nurse working within a network, nurses work on a daily basis with other members of the care and social team around the patient, as well as with the patient’s family circle. For a coordinating nurse, collaboration with all the

Personal Management

Author: Eva Hokenbeker Dipl. Pflegewirtin (FH) Lippetal-Herzfeld, Germany E-mail: [email protected]   This article is based on paper delivered at the Münchener Pflegekongress 2006. For more information on the Congress, see: http://www.pflegekongress-muenchen.de/ The German health system has been undergoing a transformation process the last couple of years: old, outdated structures are bei


Authors: Jack G.A.M. Thiadens M.D., LL.M. CEO Martini Teaching Hospital Groningen Rutger J. Kriek C.E. Project Manager constructions AT-Osborne Gerrit H. Afink C.E. Managing Director AT-Osborne, project management Arnold C.M. Burger C.E., architect Burger-Grunstra architects Nico J. Oosterom, director of Facilities Martini Teaching Hospital E-mail: [email protected]   Wir danke

Med Tech

Author: Mart Geraerts Senior Consultant: Indoor Air Quality in Medical Facilities Economist: Walsberghe nv - Europe E-mail: [email protected] It is a known fact that tuberculosis, aspergillus, chicken pox, measles and MRSA-containing particles float around in the indoor air of most hospitals. Numerous publications on hospital hygiene confirm this state of affairs. H5N1 might join them in the near future

Author: Tan Arulampalam Laparoscopic Surgeon,Colchester General Hospital Essex, United Kingdom E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.colchesterlaparoscopic.com The ICENI Centre, part of Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust, has an international reputation as a centre of excellence in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. This has been due to the pioneering work of Professor Roger Motson, who in

Authors: Prof. Wilfried von Eiff and Nora Meyer Institut für BWL (Hospital management) Münster, Germany E-mail: [email protected] ou [email protected]   Ingo Leufke Münster, Germany www.diagnostische-pfade.de E-mail: [email protected] The current reforms in the German healthcare system seem to focus on maintaining the quality of care in hospitals while cutting

Country Focus: Greece

Author: George J. Stathis Health Management Consultant President of GHSMA E-mail: [email protected] In Greece there are two employee confederations, one for the public and the other for the private sector. The Greek Federation of Public Hospital Personnel falls under the public confederation and the Federation of Unions of Private Hospitals under the private sector confederation.   This way

Authors: Gregory Roumeliotis, MPhil General Manager Cryo Save Balcanica Vice President of GHSMA E-mail: [email protected]   Stefanos Chronis, MSc Administrative Director Polyclinic Health Unit SA E-mail: [email protected]   The current structure of Greek healthcare services:The Country Greece covers an area of 131 957 km2 with hundreds of scattered islands around its co

Author: George J. Stathis Health Management Consultant President of GHSMA E-mail: [email protected] The current hospital system in Greece is a direct result of Act 1397/1983 that established the National Health System (NHS). Laws that were later enforced brought about some changes, but did not modify the basic characteristics of the system.   The Greek National Health System is responsible f

Author: Athanassios K. Papamichos OT, MSc President and CEO, Health Units S.A. E-mail: [email protected] During recent years, there has been a growing interest in reforming healthcare systems worldwide. Countries of all economic development levels are looking for creative ways to organise and finance healthcare in such a way as to promote equity, effectiveness and efficiency. The European Union is in

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