The International Hospital Federation (IHF) is an international not for profit, non-governmental membership organization. Our members are worldwide hospitals and healthcare organizations having a distinct relationship with the provision of healthcare. In this podcast, we will feature hospital leaders, healthcare professionals who will share their knowledge on various topics revolving around the health sector.
Humanizing technology for smart healthcare delivery
For the 4th episode of this podcast series, we have invited Richard Stubbs and Dr. Anne Snowdon to sit down and discuss how healthcare systems and services have fundamentally changed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how digitally enabled healthcare is now a mainstay of many hospital services around the world.
About the Speakers:
Dr. Anne Snowdon
is the Chief Scientific Research Officer for HIMSS. Alongside her role at HIMSS, Anne is also a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor; Vice Chair of the Board of the Directors for Alberta Innovates; she is also a member of the Health Futures Council of Arizona State University (ASU).
is the CEO of Yorkshire & Humber AHSN and Vice-Chair of the national AHSN Network. Richard has worked within the health service for over 20 years and is the international lead for the AHSN Network, working closely with the Department of International Trade and Healthcare UK supporting the export of UK health excellence. He is a member of the Healthcare UK Advisory Board and part of the Global Scientific Committee curating the International Hospital Federation’s World Hospital Congress.
Vaccine management during a global pandemic
For the 3rd episode of the WHC Podcast series, Thomas Cueni, Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, shares light on vaccine management during a global pandemic. He further emphasized how the collaboration between government and pharmaceutical companies is different for the COVID-19 vaccines.
Thomas Cueni is the Director-General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations - the global association of pharmaceutical research companies and Secretary of the global Biopharmaceutical CEO Roundtable. He was instrumental in creating the AMR Action Fund, a ground-breaking partnership that has raised nearly $1 billion to bring 2-4 new antibiotics to patients by 2030. He also Chairs the Business at OECD Health Committee and the Board of the cross-sectoral AMR Industry Alliance. He represents the innovative biopharmaceutical industry on the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator - a unique global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.
Effective leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic
For the 2nd episode of this series, our guest Bertrand Levrat, Chief Executive Officer at Geneva University Hospital (HUG), shares his experiences in leading his organization during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also talks about the qualities a leader should have in order to effectively manage a public health crisis.
About the Speaker:
Chief Executive Officer at Geneva University Hospital (HUG), Switzerland
Governing Council Member, International Hospital Federation
Impact of Global Nursing Initiatives
Nurses are recognized internationally for their everyday contributions and in fighting COVID-19. Listen to Lord Nigel Crisp and Robyn Begley as they discuss the impact of global nursing leadership initiatives-- such as the Nursing Now Campaign and the Nightingale Challenge.