March 3rd, 2021

AHHA 2020 :
Value-based healthcare

Digital Conference

Why Europe?
European countries have been moving towards value-based healthcare to face the growing pressures that their healthcare systems are under.

In order to maintain a high quality of care for their population, France, Germany or the Netherlands are implementing new approaches to financing healthcare. In the Netherlands, the insurers use bundled payment to improve the coordination of care for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes. In Germany, accountable care organizations are created to care globally for rural populations. In France, a series of experimentations are revolutionizing the local care networks.

All these initiatives are converging in a rich database that other countries such as Australia can use to figure out their way in the complex landscape of healthcare financing.
3 european experts
executive continuing education
Hospital managers, doctors, etc...
  • Jeroen Struijs
    Public health researcher
    Leiden Faculty of Medicine
    Jeroen Struijs is a Dutch public health researcher from the Leiden Faculty of Medicine. Before obtaining his doctorate, Jeroen was a physiotherapist. His research work covers a wide range of subjects concerning the reform of healthcare payment methods and innovations in the organization of healthcare systems, with a particular focus on primary care. His recent work has examined the effects of bundled payment on the healthcare delivery process, quality of care and healthcare spending. Winner of the prestigious American Harkness scholarship in 2013, Jeroen has an excellent knowledge of the international health context.
  • Dr Manfred Zahorka
    General practitioner

    Manfred Zahorka is a general practitioner and specialist in tropical diseases, a senior public health expert, an epidemiologist and an auditor for quality management systems. After 9 years of clinical experience, he has been working for over 20 years as a project manager for health projects in the European and international context. It focuses on general medicine and primary care, integrated person-centered care, management of regional health systems, organizational development and quality management. He regularly collaborates with OptiMedis AG, a health company based in Germany whose objective is to provide, with regional partners, a tangible health benefit to the population. They are thus developing regional and multiprofessional health networks in which doctors, therapists and hospitals, as well as pharmacies, gymnasiums, clubs, schools, businesses and local authorities are involved.
  • Emilie Lebée-Thomas
    Hospital Administrator

    With a background as a hospital administrator in France, Emilie also has a good knowledge of international health systems. In almost 10 years, her career has taken her to Northern Ireland, the United States and now Germany. Director of Dialog Health programs since November 2017, she has organized numerous specialized study trips around the world, developing unique expertise in the various international health systems.

A program in 2 steps
Available after registration

A virtual study tour of OptiMedis, a successful integrated care model in German. You can discover this innovative model at your own pace.
March 3rd from 09.00 to 12.00 (AEDT)

A half-day to discover good practices from Europe in value-based healthcare.
The virtual study tour includes:
60+ min Study Tour in Video of Optimédis AG in Germany
Be guided by world-class care providers in a video tour featuring their best care practices

15+ pages Workbook
Recap the key lessons, and practicals tools helping you to implement what you learned

March 3rd, 2021
09:00 – 09:05
Introduction to the conference
Alison Verhoeven is the Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
Australia's healthcare system is complex with both Federal and State Governments sharing the responsibilities of funding and delivering healthcare services, which are further split between public and private sectors. The implementation of new healthcare payment based on performance and value is a trend that impacts the strategy of Australian authorities.
09:05 – 09:35
Alternative payment models for value-based healthcare
Dr Jeroen Struijs, Leiden university, Netherland
Health financing methods are undergoing similar changes in health systems around the world. after a period dominated by fee for service mechanisms, the trend is now to focus on the value of care. Theorized by the american Michael E. Porter, this approach aims approach care and the performance of providers as a whole.Alternative payment models are used around the world to encourage the development of value-based healthcare practices and organizations. Dr Struijs has studied extensively the mechanisms of the alternative payment models such as bundled payment or shared savings contracts.
09:35 –09:45
Questions and answers
09:45 – 10:15
Experimenting to reinvent healthcare financing in France
Emilie Lebée-Thomas, Dialog Health
France is trying to move away from fee-for-service by offering the opportunity to local actors to experiment alternative payment methods. Since 2018, dozens of initiatives have started to bloom around the hexagon. Emilie Lebée-Thomas will share the lessons to learn from this decentralized approach to reform the financing of a healthcare system.
10:15 –10:30
Discussion in small round tables around the question : Where does Australia stand on alternative payment models ?
10:30 –10:45
Coffee break
10:45 –10:50
Trailer of the eJourney on value-based healthcare
A virtual study tour of OptiMedis, a successful integrated care model in German
A eJourney is a virtual study, a unique opportunity for an immersion in the best health and social care practices from around the world.
10:45 –11:45
Integrated care networks : the German shared savings model of OptiMedis
Dr Manfred Zahorka, OptiMedis, Germany
OptiMedis AG, founded in 2003, is a health management company based in Germany. Its objective is to provide, with regional partners around the world, a substantial health benefit to the population. To do this, OptiMedis is developing regional and multiprofessional health networks in which doctors, therapists and hospitals are involved, as well as pharmacies, fitness, clubs, schools, businesses and local authorities. These networks are based on integrated health contracts with health insurers. Using interventions based on evidence-based knowledge, an excellent network of doctors and therapists and patient motivation, these networks improve the health status of the population and create health benefits throughout the region, while reducing health insurance expenses. The Gesundes Kinzigtal network, in which all these actions have been implemented since 2008, is internationally recognized.
11:45 - 11:55
Questions and answers
11:55 – 12:00
Conclusion of the conference
Alison Verhoeven is the Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
Giving you access to a digital conference & a virtual study visit of OptiMedis AG in Germany
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Contacts and location
Type of event
Digital Conference
Date of event
December 17, 2020