Improving the capabilities of healthcare leaders and faculty

About the project

The Future Healthcare Management in Europe (FHME) is an EIT Health Campus activity that is aimed to improve the capabilities of healthcare managers and leaders.

FHME envisions the future competencies needed by healthcare leaders and managers in Europe to face current and future challenges.

FHME is developed in collaboration with healthcare management associations and academic institutions.

Activities of FHME in 2018 include:

  • Developing new open materials for future competencies
  • Training healthcare management faculty
  • Training healthcare leaders and managers at thematic sessions

EIT Health

EIT Health is an alliance of over 140 leading healthcare companies, public and private research centres, universities, and healthcare providers, to create a powerful network of partners with a clear mission: to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation in healthy living and active ageing.

EIT Health seeks to address three key challenges by working to:

· Promote healthy living, by increasing awareness of good habits and encouraging changes in our behaviour.
· Support active ageing, by developing tools to help all of us work more flexibly and live longer in our own homes.
· Improve healthcare, through innovations that empower patients.

EIT Health is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

The EIT Health Campus fosters excellence and innovation in health and business education, to develop novel and unique education programs forfuture healthcare leaders and entrepreneurs, who will shape the future of European healthcare.


The Future Healthcare Management in Europe (FHME) project follows the study “Hospital of the Future” that described the future role for leading hospitals in Europe.

This study describe increasing challenges and opportunities for public hospitals in Europe such as:

  • an ageing population
  • overcoming the burden of chronic care
  • implementing value-based health care
  • digital transformation
  • innovation and patient-centred services
  • developing new professional roles
  • strengthening networks of health and social care

Hospital of the Future is a study by IESE CRHIM with the participation of Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and Karolinska University Hospital. This study is available free for download link

Healthcare management matters

A strong motivation in FHME is to improve healthcare systems and empowering patients by improving healthcare leadership and management. The new and increasing societal, technological and economical challenges are creating a gap between the competencies acquired by healthcare managers and leaders and the competencies they will need.

FHME addresses the following questions:

  • What type of leaders will be required to manage future hospitals and healthcare organizations in Europe?
  • Which existing or new competencies and capabilities will be required to lead the transformation of healthcare systems in Europe?
  • How should leaders and managers acquire new competencies and capabilities?
  • How should trainers provide programs and materials to help in this transformation?


The core partners of FHME are education institutions that bring their experience in healthcare and/or executive education, faculty development and research in the areas of healthcare management and innovation.

IESE Business School. Universidad de Navarra

IESE is the business school of University of Navarra focusing on Executive Education. For many years, IESE has been delivering diverse educational programs to health managers in Europe.
This project is lead by the Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management (CRHIM), a research center working to improve health care affordability by promoting innovation in managing health across the entire value chain. CRHIM combines Research, Education and Consulting capabilities to shape real practice through analysis, knowledge sharing and implementation support.
Contact Point:
Gabriel Antoja
Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management (CRHIM)
IESE Business School
Avinguda Pearson 19-21, 08034 Barcelona
email: gantoja@iese.edu
phone: +34 932534200 ext. 506106


Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to improved human health through research and education. KI offers education held entirely in English, with an international focus. KI accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at KI has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
KI offers courses in Management & Organisation to develop greater insight into the challenges facing health care organizations and how the evidence can help you develop approaches to be better able to address these challenges.
Contact point:
Carl Savage / Pamela Mazzocato
Medical Management Center
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik (LIME).
Tomtebodavägen 18a 171 77 Solna, Sweden
email:  carl.savage@ki.se / pamela.mazzocato@ki.se
phone: +46 8 524 8 79 00


The Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) in Grenoble is a leading University of Science Technology and Health. UGA is developing outstanding research at national and international level.
UGA is a major player in higher education and research in France, with programs in various disciplines such as health, economics, management, sciences, and technology amongst many other.
Contact Point:
Pierre Gillois
Associate Professor / Maire de Conférence Universitaire Praticien hospitalier
Grenoble Alps University & University Hospital of Grenoble Alps
email: pierre.gillois@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr


The University of Gent is one of the major Belgian universities with over 41,000 students. Our motto “Dare to Think” reflects the world class research and innovation that underpins our healthy ageing programme spanning all faculties.
The University of Gent has various research groups and programs in healthcare management and innovation, for example, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences offers a Master of Science in Health Care Management and Policy, and the Faculty of Engineering leads a Master in Biomedical Engineering with emphasis on healthcare innovation, and also some programs in healthcare innovation in collaboration with KU Leuven and Vlerick Business School.
Contact Point:
Prof. Pascal Verdonck
MSc civ eng, MSc BME, MBA, PhD
Full Professor Ghent University.
Visiting professor at Leuven University. Affiliated University professor at Vlerick Business School.
phone: +32-473-601001
email: pascal.verdonck@ugent.be


Medical University of Lodz (MUL) is an Associate Partner of EIT Health in Innostars.
MUL is among the largest state-owned medical universities in Poland. It has reached the leading position in the research areas such as: immunology, molecular biology, genetics of homeostasis disorders, oncology, hypertension and endocrinology. Within the last two years, young researchers from MUL were considered leaders in areas such as cardiology, oncology, immunology and dermatology.
Contact Point:
Piotr Jagiełło
Business Development Manager. Science, Strategy & Research Office
Medical University of Lodz
Muszynskiego 2 Str., 90-151 Lodz, Poland
email: piotr.jagiello@umed.lodz.pl

Collaborating Associations

The following associations and institutions have collaborated in FHME during 2017 and are participating in FHME activities in 2018:

International Hospital Federation

The International Hospital Federation (IHF) is an international not for profit, non-governmental membership organization. IHF members are worldwide hospitals and healthcare organizations having a distinct relationship with the provision of healthcare. IHF provides them with a platform for the exchange of knowledge and strategic experience as well as opportunities for international collaborations with different actors in the health sector.

European Association of Hospital Managers

EAHM is a Pan-European non-profit and non-political umbrella organization of the national and regional organizations of hospital managers/Healthcare Executives.

European Health Management Association

EHMA is a non-profit membership organisation that focusses on enhancing the capacity and capability of health management to deliver high quality healthcare.


European Hospital and Healthcare Federation

HOPE is a European non-profit organisation, created in 1966 representing national public and private hospital and healthcare associations and hospital, health and social care services owners.