Silhouette Universität Witten/Herdecke
Faculty of Management and Economics

    Walcker Endowed Professor of Management and Innovation in Health Care

    Professor Dr. Sabine Bohnet-Joschko and her team

    Professor Dr. Sabine Bohnet-Joschko and her team

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    The research activities of the Walcker Endowed Professor of Management and Innovation in Health Care at the Faculty of Management and Economics focus on management issues in and between organizations of the health care industry. Our teaching comprises health care management courses as well as courses on innovation management, start-up management, social entrepreneurship, social policy, corporate social responsibility and economic democracy.

    Management and Innovation in Health Care

    The approach of the Walcker Endowed Professor of Management and Innovation in Health Care is interdisciplinary. We cooperate with research teams from various disciplines, with hospitals, consultancies, the business community and associations.

    As a member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Services Research (IZVF), the Walcker Endowed Professor addresses in particular the description, explanation, testing and evaluation of concepts to provide high-quality health care.

    We focus on issues at the interface between management and health care as well as on practice-oriented teaching and research. Moreover, we implement many projects in collaboration with partners from the health sector.

    An approach that perceives learning as a self-organized process of knowledge generation and the acquisition of knowledge as a student’s independent constructive performance inevitably alters teachers’ roles and functions.

    We see ourselves as learning process designers. Our teaching formats facilitate problem-oriented learning in project-related seminars. Multifaceted and interlinked real life issues   serve as starting points for learning experiences; economic concepts are challenged by technological, ecological, social or medical contexts.

    We integrate distinguished practitioners in courses on a regular basis: entrepreneurs, consultants, hospital managers, medical technicians and engineers, journalists and frequently UW/H alumni.

    Our Partners

    Co-operation with experts from practice
    Courses
    Gründerwerkstatt (Start-Up Management Workshop)
    Independent Projects and Studies
    Professor Dr. Sabine Bohnet-Joschko and the student team of the Witten Award for Health Visionaries in 2015
    Professor Dr. Sabine Bohnet-Joschko and the student team of the Witten Award for Health Visionaries in 2015: Louis Jarvers, Johannes Gabriel, Malte Jacobsen
    Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe, the Witten team and the health visionaries of 2015 at the Medica
    Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe, the Witten team and the health visionaries of 2015 at the Medica (from left): Health visionaries Shady Botros, Dominik Schniertshauer and Claudiu Leverenz, Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe, project team Louis Jarvers, Malte Jacobsen and Professor Dr. Sabine Bohnet-Joschko
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    Participants 2016
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    Mobile Health – Serious Games

    If you know what it means to let your thoughts take their own course while ignoring the status quo and to passionately commit yourself to your idea of the future of health, then we would love to honour your project with the Witten Award for Health Visionaries

    Professor Dr. Sabine Bohnet-Joschko has initiated the award, students organize the competition, and the award is endowed by the Board of Trustees of Witten/Herdecke University. We award innovative health care enterprises and business models.

    Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe assumed patronage in 2015

    “It is very positive that life expectancy rises in Germany and that we are blessed with many additional, mostly healthy years of life. At the same time, the demand for nursing and medical care rises, too. Therefore, already today we make our health care system fit for the future by means of the care reform, e-health law or hospital reform. Innovative ideas and projects are an important contribution. This is why I am very pleased that Witten/Herdecke University offers the Award for Health Visionaries for the first time this year in order to promote creative and visionary projects in health care.” (Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe, 2 June 2015)

    The Health Care Innovation Camp is a start-up workshop for anyone enjoying and being interested in developing digital solutions for the health care sector.

    Students of all disciplines and semesters may participate. Prior knowledge is not required, rather interest in and motivation for spending three exciting days working jointly on an innovative idea.

    For further information, please visit the Health Care Innovation Camp website.

    Managing knowledge and innovation in health care

    Demographic transition, increasing health consciousness among the public and medical-technological advances all contribute to making the health care sector a major growth industry of the 21st century. This people-intensive and high-knowledge sector, however, is also affected by demographic transition in its own organizational structures.

    While allocation and development of individual and organizational knowledge are decisive competitive factors, the more urgent questions concern approaches to dealing with non-knowledge and to possibilities of generating and distributing new knowledge.

    Health care management in health care research

    The team at the Walcker Endowed Professor of Management and Innovation in Health Care is focusing on describing, explaining, testing and evaluating concepts for high-quality health care service delivery.

    Key research interests are quality and risk management, knowledge and process management, innovation management as well as leadership and motivation. In addition to contributing to the effectiveness and efficiency of health care, we explore approaches to knowledge transfer between individuals and organizations in health care, integrating the general public, patients and staff.

    Co-operation with medical practitioners, nursing scientists and IT experts ensures that we look beyond the boundaries of individual disciplines and make full use of the potential of changing perspectives. Focus of interest is the generation and distribution of innovation and knowledge in organizations and in society with reference to the health care sector.

    Among our partners are hospitals and rehabilitation clinics, manufacturers of medical technology, IT businesses, and of course colleagues at other universities and research institutions in Germany and abroad.

    Innovative Care for Acutely Ill Residents (IVA)
    Quart-UpA
    KnowMore
    Demography Management in the Health Care Industry (DeMiG)
    Career Network Management in Health Care (kamig)
    Knowledge Communities in Hospitals – know-IT
    Witten Health Care Atlas
    Partners in the industry
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sabine Bohnet-Joschko

    Univ.-Prof. Dr.
    Sabine Bohnet-Joschko

    Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft
    Walcker Stiftungsprofessur für Management und Innovation im Gesundheitswesen
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    Phone: +49 (0)2302 / 926-592

    E-Mail: Sabine.Bohnet-Joschko@uni-wh.de

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