This course summarizes the most important trends in health care or relevant for health care systems like vogue diseases, immigration (change of population), EU harmonization (competition, laws), patient-physician relationship, new and integrated services (wellness, call-center).

Further topics

  • new business oportunities
  • new jobs in healthcare
  • relationship physician - patient
  • ethics
  • offers by governments (Dietzel? *), hospitals, health providers (e.g. Mayo), insurances


*) read book e-Health (Jähn, Nagel) chapter "e-governance


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to

  • Describe major trends in health care and the impact on economical situation
  • Recognize market potentials and new business opportunities (and threats)