Johanna has been engaged in German health politics for several years. Currently she is working at the department of governmental affairs at BKK Dachverband e.V., an umbrella organization for company related health insurances. Prior to her work as a consultant in health politics, she worked as a researcher in the department of health care management at the Technical University of Berlin. She holds a degree in Public Health and Public Policy from Maastricht University.
Why do we need more patient-centric health systems and where are the challenges in current structures? How can digital technologies foster more patient focus in health care? With our experts in integrated care, e-health and evidence, we want to look at three cases of supporting a patient focus in health: 1) investigating patient-empowerment in structurally underdeveloped areas, 2) patientempowerment for more adherence and compliance, and 3) thirdly the role of patient-empowerment in evidence-based medicine through patient-reported outcomes measures.