Herwig Ostermann is executive director of the Austrian Public Health Institute and associate professor (part-time) at the Department for Public Health, Health Service Research and Health Technology Assessment at the University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Hall/Tyrol (UMIT). He studied international economics in Innsbruck and Dublin and holds a master’s and doctoral degree in Health Sciences from UMIT.
Herwig Ostermann has an in-depth knowledge of national and international health systems serving as an advisor to the Austrian Ministry of Health with regard to structural and economic impacts of the health reform. His main research interests encompass health system analysis and performance assessment, health economic forecasting and impact assessment, health economic evaluation, and health policy implementation.
Herwig Ostermann is member of various international committees and expert groups (e.g. Austrian Country Focal Point for Austria for the Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD) of WHO/Europe, Member of the EU Expert Group on Health System Performance Assessment) and has served as an international expert in various policy dialogues organized by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.