Professor Joachim Szecsenyi from University Hospital of Heidelberg becomes academic Strategic Education Board representative for EIT Health Germany

EIT Health Germany is pleased that Prof. Joachim Szecsenyi from University Hospital of Heidelberg will support us in the Strategic Education Board to develop and represent EIT Health Germany’s strategic position in education and Campus activities. He was unanimously chosen for the position of the academic Strategic Education Board representative for EIT Health Germany in June 2018.

Prof. Szecsenyi’s career experience includes the following highlights:

  • Joachim Szecsenyi is a family physician and sociologist. He is professor and head of the Department of General Practice and Health Services Research at Heidelberg University Hospital and also director and co-founder of the AQUA-Institute on Applied Quality Improvement and Research in Healthcare in Göttingen.
  • He has more than 25 years of working experience in quality improvement research and health services research. His special interest is implementation research, chronic care, primary care and quality of care. Prof. Szecsenyi has written more than 400 scientific publications on these issues. From 2009-2015 he was in charge of the nation-wide system of hospital benchmarking and trans-sectoral quality of care in Germany, funded by the Federal Joint Committee “Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss”.
  • Joachim was leading the development of a bachelor program (BSc) Interprofessional Healthcare and a master program (MSc) Health Services Research and Implementation Science at Heidelberg Medical Faculty. He is the representative of Heidelberg Medical Faculty and University Hospital to EIT health and he was involved in the funding proposal of EIT health to the EU years ago. In 2017 he was part of the team for the euvention summer school in Heidelberg.
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Professor Joachim Szecsenyi, MD, MSc,
Medical Director, Department of General Practice and Health Services
Research, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Germany

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