Wednesday, 2 October 2019 | 9.00 – 11.00 | Conference Centre Room 2
All too often a government’s good intentions with regard to health system reform do not translate into good policy let alone effective implementation. And it is not necessarily a lack of money or human resources that frustrates reform efforts. Even well-resourced health systems can be stricken by a string of disappointing reforms. One way to address this issue is to strengthen governance, which is, in other words the way we make and implement collective decisions.
How can we strengthen the main dimensions of governance including accountability, transparency, participation, integrity and capacity? How can we empower governments and stakeholders in strengthening their governance? How can we reconfigure governance between national and sub-national levels? What disruption is necessary to get governance right?
These questions will be addressed in a highly interactive session using case studies, testimonials, group work, plenary discussion and active facilitation.
SCOTT L GREER, Professor, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan & European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
NOORA HEINONEN, Ministerial Adviser, Department for Insurance and Social Security, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
LAURA CASEY, Health Systems and Structures Unit, Department of Health, Ireland
CHRISTOPH SCHWIERZ, Deputy Head of Unit Labour Market, Health and Social Services, Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS), European Commission
MATTHIAS WISMAR, Senior Health Policy Analyst, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
ILANA VENTURA, Policy Officer, Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, Austria