Volker E. Amelung was born in 1965. He studied Business Administration at the Universities of St. Gallen and Paris-Dauphine.
In 2001 Volker Amelung has been appointed professor at the Medical University of Hannover with focus on health management and international health services research.
Since 2007 Volker Amelung is also the president of the German Managed Care Association (BMC), Berlin
In 2011 he founded the private institute for applied health research (inav) in Berlin.
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.