Inaugural Event Basel Center for Health Economics

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | 13.30 h - 19:00 h
Aula Kollegienhaus, Universtät Basel

The new Basel Center for Health Economics (BCHE) aims to harness the vast economic, public health, and life science resources in North Western Switzerland to become a leading center in health economics. Led by Stefan Felder (Faculty of Economics), Günther Fink (Faculty of Economics, Swiss TPH) and Matthias Schwenkglenks (Faculty of Medicine), the BCHE will serve as a local and international networking hub, fostering connections between research, industry leaders, and policy makers. By facilitating collaborations and knowledge exchange, the BCHE will drive innovation and address the most pressing challenges faced by the health sector. Through its research and training programs, the BCHE will actively seek to further build capacity, to contribute to improved healthcare outcomes, and to support the future design of health systems.






Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schwede, Vice President for Research, University of Basel
Dr. Lukas Engelberger, Minister of Health, Canton of Basel-Stadt


BCHE: Three Units, One Vision

Stefan Felder: Economics Meets Medicine
Günther Fink: Why Should We Invest in Health?
Matthias Schwenkglenks: Establishing Value-for-Money of Health Interventions


Coffee Break










Keynotes, Panel Discussions

Panel 1: Hat die DRG-Finanzierung ausgedient?

Keynote: Jonas Schreyögg, Direktor Hamburg Center for Health Economics, Stellv. Vorsitzender Sachverständigenrat Gesundheit, Berlin
Christoph Kilchenmann, Stellv. Direktor Santésuisse, Solothurn
Annamaria Müller, Verwaltungsratspräsidentin Hôpital de Fribourg, Präsidentin Schweizer Forum für Integrierte Versorgung (fmc)
Moderator: Stefan Felder

Panel 2: When  Do We Have Enough Evidence for Disinvestment? Refrlections on a Recent Malaria Treatment Evaluation

Presenters: Aita Signorell und Manuel Hetzel, SwissTPH
Discussants: Charlotte Adamczick, Aita Signorell, Manuel Hetzel
Moderator: Günther Fink



Plenary Panel: Was kann die Wissenschaft zur Effizienz der Gesundheitssysteme beitragen?

Jonas Schreyögg, Annamaria Müller, Christoph Kilchenmann, Matthias Schwenkglenks
Moderator: Marcel Tanner, Präsident der Akademien der Schweiz

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