Special Interest Group "Best Practice Management in Health Care and Hospital Management: Search for Excellence"


This international special interest group is chaired by Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried von Eiff and Prof. Dr. Sandra Buttigieg (University of Malta, Faculty of Medicine). Since six years this SIG is an integrated part of the European Health Management Association (EHMA) Annual Conference.


Best Practice Management is a powerful tool to leverage medical quality and patient outcome and to achieve cost containment simultaneously. The Best Practice Management SIG will show how to identify best practices, especially from other industries and the participants will learn how to transfer those into leapfrog results fostering the own hospital to an outstanding position in the community, as well as in competition to other hospitals. Aims and benefits of BPM will be reached by the professional use of BPM tools and methods. The spirit and power of generic benchmarking will be emphasized by comparing best-in-class solutions from other industries and different countries.


The 2016 Annual Conference "New Models of Care. Reinventing Healthcare: why, what, how" is scheduled to take place from 14th to 16th June 2016 in Porto (Portugal).


For the 2016 conference we welcome research or practice abstract submission for the Best Practice Management SIG. The SIG workshop focuses on how Best Practice Management leverages medical quality and patient outcome by containing costs simultaneously. Therefore generic benchmarking should be used, where best-in-class solutions from other industries and different countries are compated to create innovative concepts pertaining to two areas of interest:

  • Clinical Process Management: How to improve clinical workflows" and
  • "Best Practices in Health Services Research: Rethinkingthe continuum of care"

Submissions should be made online at www.ehma.org. Please select "SIG Best Practice Management: Special Interest session" on the questionnaire page of the abstract submission system. For more details on the Best Practice Management SIG session, please contact Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried von Eiff (ckm@wiwi.uni-muenster.de), EHMA Best Practice Management SIG chair.

(The call for abstract is closed yet).


For further information please check the EHMA homepage.