Money fuels the health system moonshot

The financial challenge of developing innovative health systems

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 | 17:00-18:30 | Kursaal

Organised by Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection & the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Health systems are facing significant challenges from a fiscal sustainability perspective. Reasons range from the growing health and long-term care demands of an ageing population to costly technological progress in medical services and the impact of pandemics. To cope with rising health expenditures, the availability of funding is key to ensuring sustainable, innovative, and resilient health systems. It is therefore crucial to demonstrate the financial sustainability of investments in health and the concomitant benefits to all stakeholders.  

This session will examine existing and potential future funding mechanisms and other innovative solutions contributing to make health systems more sustainable, environmentally friendlier, and efficient while delivering high quality care. Through insights from public funders, best practices, new initiatives, and interactive discussions, the session will reflect on how to address existing and forthcoming challenges to achieve a sustainable and innovative health system within a common European Health Union. 

Session recording


  • Clemens Martin Auer, President, European Health Forum Gastein
  • Nathalie Berger, Director for Support to Member States’ Reforms, European Commission Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support
  • Vesna Kerstin Petrič, Director-General of the Public Health Directorate, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Tamás Evetovits, Head, WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Financing
  • Francesca Colombo, Head of OECD Health Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Stefan Eichwalder, Head of department for DRG and health economics, Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
  • Anca Toma, Executive Director, European Patients' Forum

Moderated by

  • Dimitra Panteli, Programme Manager, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

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