Below we have listed the panel members that have been invited (and kindly accepted) for the two sessions planned at the Final conference. More will be added as the program is finalized.


11.00-12.30 CET

Session 1: Healthcare Performance Measurement



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Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite BA, DipLR, MBA, MIR (Hons), PhD, FIML, FCHSM, FFPHRCP (UK), FAcSS (UK), Hon FRACMA, FAHMS

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite is a leading health services and systems researcher with an international reputation for his work investigating and contributing to systems improvement. He has expertise in the culture and structure of acute settings, leadership, management and change in health sector organisations, quality and safety in healthcare, accreditation and surveying processes in the international context and the restructuring of health services. He has professorial appointments at six universities, is the President of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and he is an expert and advisor to the WHO, the OECD and research groups around the world.

Theories and ideas Professor Braithwaite has helped shape, formulate or devise, and provided research findings for include multi-method, triangulated approaches to research, the boundary-less hospital, clinician-managers as key players in reform initiatives, diversity in clinical professional groups, inter-professional learning and culture change. His research examines the changing nature of health systems, attracting funding of more than AUD $179 million. His key expertise is in quality of care, patient safety, systems improvement, and implementation science. He has led with international colleagues book series on, and profoundly deepened understanding of, first, resilient health care and second, international health reform, with 14 books to his credit. Research he has designed, and more than 100 studies he has led, have reconceptualised health care, applying complexity science and cultural theories to a wide range of health care problems.


Jens Winther Jensen, MD, MPH

Starting as a Staff Specialist at Aarhus University Hospital (Dec 2004 – May 2007) he became the chair of the Trauma center (a Level one trauma center serving a population of approximately 1,5 million people) at the same hospital from June 2007to Feb 2010. After that he moved on to being the Executive Vice President of the North Denmark Region until 2016. The Health Care Sector is the main task for North Denmark Region with 1,753 beds plus an additional 50 beds in the patient hotel, approximately 8,700 employees working in the hospitals, a budget of DKK 7,2 billion and pre-hospital force with approx. 50 ambulance alert units).

Then he was the Chief Operating Officer for the Region of Southern Denmark for a year (The biggest assignment for the Region of Southern Denmark is to run the region’s healthcare system, drawing on an annual budget of around DKK 22.6 billion).

Currently he is CEO and Medical Director of the RKKP  (Danish Clinical Quality Program and National Clinical Registries) since February 2017. RKKP’s primary objective is to ensure a continued improvement in the utilization of the Danish clinical registries in a clinical as well as managerial-, and research oriented sense.




13.00-14.30 CET

Session 2: Performance-based Healthcare Governance and end-user involvement


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Jeremy Veillard is a Senior Health Specialist in the Latin America and Caribbean Region of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank. Jeremy is a former health care executive in Canada and France, with deep expertise in quality of care, service delivery performance and health systems research and analytics. Jeremy has a PhD in public health (health systems research) from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and a masters in hospital administration from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, France.

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Kathleen Morris is the Vice President of Research and Analysis at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). She provides leadership for an integrated program of health services and population health initiatives, including indicator development, performance reporting, analytical reports, and advanced analytics. She is also responsible for the clinical classifications and terminologies that underpin CIHI’s analytics.

Prior to joining CIHI, Kathleen was a consultant leading strategic and operational projects for hospitals, health regions and governments across Canada. She has many years’ experience as a board member, for research data centres, hospitals, health organizations, and community agencies. Kathleen has an MBA from Queen’s University.

 carinci 2 small Adjunct Professor Fabrizio Carinci is teaching Methods and Tools for Health Statistics at the Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna. Scientific Director of the Italian National Covid-19 Portal at AGENAS and Member of the OECD Working Party of Health Statistics. A statistical and economical sciences graduate from the University of Bologna with over 25 years of international experience using biostatistics for health research and policy. An Italian and Australian citizen, he has worked extensively throughout Europe, US, UK and Australia, with a particular interest in diabetes. Since 2004, he has been Technical Coordinator of the EU Consortia BIRO and EUBIROD, currently active as EUBIROD network ( Since 2017, he has been co-Chair of the ICHOM Working Group for a Standard Set in Diabetes.

Between 2015-2017 he has worked as a Full Professor and Lead for International at the School of Health Sciences, University of Surrey, UK. In this position, he has been an associated partner of the EU Bridge-Health project and an international expert for the Department of Health Policy and Planning of the Italian Ministry of Health, which he has supported in OECD data collections to produce various reports and new standardized definitions of amputation rates in diabetes, included for the first time in Health at a Glance 2015.

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Erika Schaub is the Chief Life Insurance Officer and member of the Board of Generali Biztosító. She is an Economist. She graduated from Eötvös Loránd University as a teacher of mathematical physics in 1994, and then in 1998 graduated from the College of Financial Accounting with a degree in economics, followed by an actuarial postgraduate course at the Budapest University of Economics in 2002.

She started her professional career at ÁB-Aegon Insurance in 1997 as a motor insurance product developer and has been working for Generali Biztosító since 1998 in the field of life insurance. Starting as a life insurance product developer, from 2006 she worked as the head of the health and accident insurance product development team, then from 2008 the head of the department, and subsequently the director of the personal insurance business, and in March 2019 she was appointed as a member of the Board. She is responsible for life, health and accident and customer relationships areas. Since 2016 she represents the Hungarian Generali internationally in the field of life, accident and health insurance.

From 2015 to 2017, she was Chairman of the Board of Generali Health Fund and Pension Fund and a member of the Board of Directors of Generali Asset Management from 2017 to 2019. Since then she is a member of the Supervisory Board at Generali Asset Management Company, member of the Supervisory Board at EUB (European Travel Insurance) Company and president of the Supervisory Board at Generali Ingatlan Kft. (Facility Management).

The HealthPros Network has been running from 2018 and will come to an end in March 2022. We had a fantastic group of researchers working together to develop tools and implement methods to streamline healthcare performance measurement, develop and apply performance-based governance mechanisms and optimize the use of healthcare performance intelligence by different end-users. They explored different topics, like;

  • actionability of performance indicators 
  • composite measures
  • integrated care 
  • corporate governance tools
  • patient and citizen engagement 
  • Nudging
  • use of routine databases for performance improvement
  • long-term care.

As the COVID-19 pandemic paralleled the HealthPros programme, many Fellows and the network at-large, sought opportunities to conduct a number of COVID-19-related studies at pace with the pandemic’s changing context. All fellows prepared a short video explaining their work in HealthPros. A short description of their project and the short video's themselves can be accessed by clicking the button below!




As a final meeting the HealthPros consortium will organize virtual symposium on Healthcare Performance Measurement. The symposium will celebrate the finalization of the HealthPros project. Find the agenda below.


The symposium will take place on 25th March, in two sessions; 11:00-12:30 and 13:00-14:30 CET and will focus on the lessons learned during the project, which has been condensed in recommendations on various aspects of performance-based healthcare governance and end-user involvement. 

This Healthcare Performance Intelligence Series represents the culmination of key research findings by the network into a collection of reports providing methodological, practical, and policy guidance. Reports in the series are tailored to different audiences, ranging from policy-makers, hospital managers, clinicians, and the general public. The development of each report in the series has relied on close collaboration across the HealthPros network. The range of topics and resources making up this series includes the following (click on the title to access):

The symposium will present these recommendations followed by a panel debate among international experts. The experts are currently invited, pending their acceptance you will be able to check their Bio's below.