Challenges and Opportunities in Health Care Management

  • Sebastian Gurtner
  • Katja Soyez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Health Care System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronny Reinhardt, William J. Oliver
      Pages 3-13
    3. Sina Lehrmann, Hannes Schlieter, Martin Burwitz
      Pages 15-26
    4. Sandra C. Buttigieg, Dorothy Gauci
      Pages 47-59
    5. Petri Ahokangas, Maritta Perälä-Heape, Timo Jämsä
      Pages 61-74
  3. Hospital

  4. Teams in Health Care

  5. Patients Perspective

  6. Technology and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Ronny Reinhardt, Nadine Hietschold, Dimitrios Spyridonidis
      Pages 211-221
    3. Daniel Schubert, Jens Mühlstedt, Angelika C. Bullinger
      Pages 223-235
    4. Ronny Reinhardt, Angelika C. Bullinger, Sebastian Gurtner
      Pages 237-246
    5. Stefanie Steinhauser, Philipp Ramin, Stefan Hüsig
      Pages 259-275
  7. Toolkit for Organizing Health Care

  8. Case Studies

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 377-393

About this book


This contributed volume draws a vital picture of the health care sector, which, like no other is affected by technology push and stakeholder pull. Innovative product and service solutions emerge, which have to integrate different stakeholders’ interests. This book studies current challenges in health care management from different perspectives. Research articles analyze the situation in the health care sector and present solutions in the following areas: the health care system; hospitals; teams in health care; patients’ perspectives; assessment of technologies and innovations; and toolkits for organizing health care. All these contributions summarize pressing hot topics in the health care sector, analyze their future potential, and derive managerial implications. Outstanding best practices throughout Europe are presented in the case study section of the book. Consequently, the book closes the gap between science and practical application by addressing not only readers from academia but also practitioners working in the health care industry.


Health care management Health economics Health policy Medical technologies Patient empowerment Public health

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Gurtner
    • 1
  • Katja Soyez
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Group InnoTech4HealthTU DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.University of Cooperative EducationRiesaGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12177-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12178-9
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