Governing the ungovernable? Rising to the challenges of modern healthcare

Presentation of The Governance Report 2019 and keynote by Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn

Modern healthcare systems require changes to meet social, political, and economic challenges: aging populations, immigration, changing family structures, rising chronic illnesses or digitalisation, to name a few. But, as highlighted in the Hertie School’s 2019 Governance Report, reforms are often insufficient or serve only individual interests, leading to misallocation, higher costs, or a lack of acceptance in the population. How can health systems governance ensure accountability, reconcile the interests of different institutions and ensure effective patient-oriented structures? In an interdependent world, what global, regional and local innovations will produce intelligent systems that can learn and adapt their processes to changing contexts and optimise performance?

Words of welcome

Henrik Enderlein, President, Hertie School

Bernadette Klapper, Senior Vice President Health, Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

Keynote speaker

Jens Spahn has been Federal Minister of Health since 2018. After training as a banker, he was Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Finance from 2013 to 2018. He has been a Member of the German Bundestag since 2002. (Photo: BMG)

Introduction of The Governance Report 2019

Mujaheed Shaikh is Professor of Health Governance at the Hertie School. His research concentrates broadly on the field of health economics and management with a focus on health expenditures, hospital efficiency and competition, and health insurance.

Panel discussion with report contributors

Ellen Immergut, Professor of Political Science and Comparative Politics at the European University Institute and on leave from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Hanna Schwander, Professor of Political Sociology and Social Policy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Mujaheed Shaikh, Professor of Health Governance, Hertie School

Claus Wendt, Professor of Sociology of Health and Healthcare Systems, University of Siegen

Moderated by Klaus Hurrelmann, Professor of Public Health and Education, Hertie School

The Governance Report 2019 and the Professorship of Health Governance at the Hertie School are funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH.

This event is hosted as part of Berlin Science Week.