The Berlin Team consists of the following:
Prof. Reinhard Busse, Health Care Management, Faculty of Economics and Management, Technische Universität Berlin (TUB)
tel: +49 30 314 28420 email: email@example.com
Reinhard is Head of the Department of Health Care Management at the Berlin University of Technology, Germany. He is also a faculty member of Charité, Berlin's medical faculty as well as Associate Head of Research Policy and Head of the Berlin hub of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Policy, a member of several scientific advisory boards as well as a regular consultant for WHO, the EU Commission, the World Bank, OECD and other international organizations within Europe and beyond as well as national health and research institutions. His research focuses on methods and contents of comparative health system analysis (with a particular emphasis on the reforms in Germany, other social health insurance countries and Central and Eastern Europe, role of EU, financing and payment mechanisms as well as disease management), health services research including cost-effectiveness analyses, health targets, and health technology assessment (HTA). His department has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Health System Research and Management. He is the director of the annual Observatory's summer schools in Venice and the coordinator of the EU-funded project "EuroDRG: Diagnosis-Related Groups in Europe: towards Efficiency and Quality" (2009-2011). Professor Busse studied medicine in Marburg/Germany, Boston/USA and London/UK as well as Public Health in Hannover/ Germany.
Britta Zander, Health Care Management, Faculty of Economics and Management, Technische Universität Berlin (TUB)
tel: +49 30 314 21019
Britta studied business administration and is a research fellow and PhD candidate at the Department for Health Care Management. She concentrates her work in the areas of human resources and its impact on quality of care, e.g. in the RN4Cast project.
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Franz Wagner, Chief Executive Officer DBfK (German Nurses Association), Chief Executive Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing
DBfK is the largest free professional nurses` association in Germany. It is recognized by local, regional and national governments as an independent organisation for the nursing profession. Its experience and advice is sought on every important matter related to health care, e.g. legislation, education, human resource planning and the allocation of financial resources in the field of nursing. Representatives of DBfK participate and give their opinion in government committees on nursing, health care and social affairs, education and labour issues. Apart from its national network, DBfK is a well-integrated part of the international network of nurses. In 1998, it became WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing.
Dr. Bernhard Gibis, KBV (National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians - NASHIP)
The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (NASHIP) is the co-ordinating body of the about 150,000 office-based physicians' and psychotherapists' self-administration in Germany. It is a body under public law and part of the medical self-government in Germany. The NASHIP represents the political interests of all office-based physicians and psychotherapists and informs the public on its health policy. It advocates the doctors’ positions in legislative processes, keeps the federal registry of physicians, and concludes contracts with the national confederations of the health insurance funds and other parties of the health care sector. Together with the health insurance funds it devises and revises the office-based doctors’ fee schedule, the so-called Uniform Assessment Standard. As a member of the Federal Joint Committee it is also one of the organisations that determine the benefits catalogue.
Ludger Risse, Vice Chairman Bundesverband Pflegemanagement (Federal Association of Nursing Management), Director of Nursing at St. Christophorus Krankenhaus (St. Christophorus Hospital)
The Bundesverband Pflegemanagement is concerned with the strengthening of professional caregivers. In this regard, nursing management is of special significance. The Bundesverband Pflegemanagement represents care managers who are willing to reinforce their profession and to actively shape its position in the provision of health care. This holds true for all management levels in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation as well as ambulatory care. It plays a primary role among the existing associations of nursing management and can effectively use its political influence according to leading carers’ interests.
Hedwig François-Kettner, Nursing Director Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, President of the Coalition for Patient Safety (APS)
The Charité is one of the largest clinics in Europe. The Nursing Director is responsible for decisions regarding fundamental principles of patient care as well as the further development of management concepts. Additional projects include the current establishment of a flexible personnel system ("Pool Management") and an analysis of the job duties within the nursing realm. Furthermore, the Nursing Director supports the Charité's central system that oversees the allocation of patient beds.
The Coalition for Patient Safety consists of representatives of all health professions and institutions as well as patient organisations, and takes a stand for safety in health care. It promotes exchange of information and the development of solutions regarding specific projects. It is supported by the Federal Ministry of Health.
Daniela Lehwaldt, RGN RNT NFESC - Lecturer and International Officer, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University and International Co-ordinator for the German networking group Deutsches Netzwerk APN & ANP e.V.
The German networking group Deutsches Netzwerk APN & ANP e.V. was founded in 2008 to independently support the development of Advanced Practice Nursing. It facilitates professional discourse and offers networking opportunities for practitioners and other parties (for example management and academics) who are interested in the development of APN in German speaking countries including Germany, Switzerland and Austria.