Hospital management, specialty construction and talent cultivation are the main topics of the third Sino-European global forum. Most prominent and most experienced leaders in the field will gather to discuss in depth these topics of paramount importance to a well-functioning medical infrastructure. This fine-tuned medical infrastructure serves the well-being of our population, the prevention of illnesses and the cure of our diseased compatriots.
Hospital management must take care of two different time zones, the now and the future.
In the ‘now’, the best possible patient care regarding international standards will be modulated by the human and material resources provided by the state. Building activities and infrastructure need continuous re-thinking, re-adjustment, updates and renovation. Similarly, allocation of the resources needs continuous re-adjustment of new developments in patient demand, innovations in medicine and national structural decisions.
The future development of the hospital itself as well as the surrounding medical infrastructure (other local and national hospitals, outpatient clinics, office-based doctors) represents the second task of hospital management that requires daily attention. Here, changes in the population by migration, age and age-related diseases as well as possible medical progress must be carefully estimated. Based on these forecasts, projects must be planned for specific periods in time, discussed with other players in the medical field, discussed with politicians and then be re-adjusted and be put into the political decision process.
Our discussion will allow the auditorium to depict similarities and differences in the various health care systems. Thus, this will allow all participants to see strength and weakness of the various systems, enabling all of us to improve our daily hospital management for the benefit of our patients.
Prof. Dr. med. Christian Stief
Deputy Medical Director, Director and Chairman of Urology, University Hospital of Munich
Fellow of German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina