• PERFORMANCE: How to produce and evaluate it? For which impact on the innovation processes?

    8 December 2017

    Université Pierre et Marie Curie

    Auditorium Herpin
    4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris


  • PERFORMANCE: How to produce and evaluate it? For which impact on the innovation processes?

    The members of the Health System Performance Assessment group (HSPA – set up in 2014 by DG SANTE, EC) are scheduled to meet in Paris to work on the "Primary Care" report.


    EIT HEALTH France will host this meeting at its UPMC partner campus and proposes to use the opportunity arising from the presence of the HSPA group in Paris to organize an enlarged meeting between European experts, EIT Health partners, and national decision-maker representatives on the following day (December 8th, 2017). Participating HSPA members will deliver short interventions on the final findings of their working group on how to assess Quality Care, Integrated Care and Primary care.


    The day will be built around the cross-cutting theme: "Health System Performance and Innovation”: How can we produce and evaluate better health system performance?

    Which barriers to innovation need to be overcome in order to tackle the future burden of chronic diseases on healthcare systems and their sustainability?"

  • Organizers


    HSPA is “a country-specific process of monitoring, evaluating, communicating and reviewing the achievement of high-level health system goals based on health system strategies”. The broad aim of HSPA is to promote strategic accountability for health system actions. Specific objectives might include: setting out the goals and priorities for a health system; acting as a focus for policymaking and coordinating actions within the health system; measuring progress towards achievement of goals; informing public debate on the health system amongst stakeholders and citizens.

    EIT Health France

    EIT Health France is headquartered in Paris, a vibrant financial and economic center with a long record of innovation and business incubation and a highly developed and dynamic innovation ecosystem. We also have a satellite office in Auvergne-Rhône- Alpes, which includes a strong community of existing clusters and incubators with innovative startups, SMEs and joint teams from major academic and industrial stakeholders.

    EIT Health France gathers excellent partners from the health ecosystems, with industrial partners in big pharma, medtech, biotech, healthcare and big data companies, as well as academic partners like leading universities and research institutes.


    UPMC represents French excellence in science and medicine. A direct descendant of the historic Sorbonne, UPMC is the top French university by the Shanghai world rankings, 7th in Europe and 36th in the world. UPMC encompasses all major sciences, such as mathematics (5th in the world); chemistry; physics; electronics; computer science; mechanics; Earth, marine and environmental sciences; life sciences; and medicine.

  • Round table meeting

    To share knowledge, progress and projects

  • Biographies

    Félix FAUCON

    IGAS, HSPA expert and EIT Health think tank core team member

    Félix Faucon is a General Inspector at the General inspectorate for social and health affairs at IGAS. He is also member of the expert group “health systems performance assessment” set up by the European commission; senior lecturer in Sciences Po Paris (health economics and systems organization); external teacher (health economics and policies) in the National school for public health (EHESP) and Montpellier University (MBA strategic management of health organizations); member of the European institute of innovation and technology (EIT-Health) think tank core team.


    Previously, he was head of the Office of human origin health products until 2001 then became general administrator of the French food safety agency for 7 years. From 2007 to 2009, he was deputy CEO of the National institute for the prevention of occupational risks and to 2015, he was deputy CEO of the General directorate for health system organization.

    Serge UZAN

    Vice president "Health" UPMC

    Serge Uzan received his medical degree from UPMC. Starting as an intern at the Public Hospitals of Paris to become the head of the clinical faculty, he is a professor at the Pierre and Marie Curie Faculty of Medicine and a surgeon of the Public Hospitals of Paris. He is also a member of the Academy of Surgery and Commander of the Legion of Honor.


    His main area of practice is cancer, particularly breast cancer. He was Dean of St. Anthony's Medical School in 2002 and supervised the unification of Medicine Faculties at UPMC, becoming Dean of the single medical school of UPMC from 2005 to 2015.


    Serge Uzan was heavily involved in the structuring of medical activities within UPMC and participated in the implementation of the various institutes: the Vision Institute, the IHU-A-ICM in Neurosciences, the IHU ICAN on Cardio-Metabolism, and the Institute for Longevity. He also created and directs the UPMC University Institute of Oncology.

    Serge Uzan participated in the expansion of university training areas, particularly by bringing the education of allied health professionals within the university. He also developed a partnership with Paris-Est Creteil University called the Galileo Collegium. He participated in the creation of the UPMC University Institute of Health Engineering.


    He is national Advisor at the French National Medical Council

    Christian ANASTASY

    General Inspector, former CEO of the National Agency for Performance Support of Health and Medico-Social Institutions (ANAP)

    Director of a hospital (graduating from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Public),Christian led public, private or not-for-profit healthcare institutions or groups before heading the National Agency for Performance Improvement (ANAP ) to design and develop innovative organizational practices on a large scale.


    He has also held numerous volunteer functions, such as with the Red Cross, the National Agency for Accreditation and Health Evaluation (ANAES), and was also a member of the health within the High Authority for National Health (HAS).
    This diversified journey within the national health care system has led him to join the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs, where he has served as Inspector General since 2016.


    He is also a member of the European Commission's expert panel on effective ways of investing in health.
    Christian is also interested as the president of an association in the widespread dissemination of health innovations.

    Etienne MINVIELLE

    EHESP (School of Higher Studies in Public Health)

    Etienne Minvielle is a Professor of Management at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, University of Sorbonne Paris Cité.

    He is also Director of the research team, Health Organizations Directorate (MOS-EHESP) and Head of the Master 2 "Management Analysis of Healthcare Facilities" (EHESP, Paris VII, AP-HP, Ecole de Santé Val-de-Grace).

    At Gustave Roussy, a leading European cancer center, after having been Director of Quality, Etienne Minvielle is finally responsible for a mission to develop innovative paths within the General Management.

    He is a doctor, formerly a public health intern, and is also a graduate of ESSEC and holds a doctorate in management from the Ecole Polytechnique. He spent a year at the Leonard Davis Institute (Wharton-University of Pennsylvania), as a post-doctoral fellow. Then his career led him to join the CNRS where he is director of research.

    His research focuses on the organization of the care system (new forms of payment, coordination of health pathways, incentives to improve quality, personalization of service) and its impact on performance. It is accompanied by the Ministry of Health and the High Authority of Health to develop the policy of quality regulation based on indicators (2003-2016). His research has been published in the most recognized journals in the field (The BMJ, the catalyst NEJM, medical care, social sciences and medicine, Journal of public administration).
    He is present in various scientific councils and involved in different fields of expertize.

    Grégory KATZ

    Head of Research and Innovation at the Hospital group ELSAN

    Gregory Katz is Director of Research & Innovation at ELSAN, a leading private hospital group with 2 million patients treated each year in 123 clinics in France.


    He is committed to the implementation of pilots designed to improve quality of care through Patient-Reported Outcomes. He was a Professor of Innovation Management & Healthcare Performance at the University of Paris-Descartes Medical School. His publications focus on the economic impact of innovations in genomics and cell therapy.


    In 2009, he received the San Benedetto International Award for his achievements in bioethics and humanism.


    In 2015, he was invited to give the Public Health Grand Rounds Lecture at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

    Jean-Yves ROBIN

    CEO of OpenHealth Company, former CEO of the national agency ASIP

    As a medical doctor, he has dedicated his career to communication and information technology applied to public health. In 1998 he founded Uni-Médecine which became Santeos, the first french business specialized in healthcare applications over the internet. In 2008, the government asked him to create an agency responsible for public policy for digital healthcare, Asip Santé, which he ran for 5 years.


    In 2014, he published: "Santé : L'urgence numérique". Convinced that healthcare data analysis is a powerful lever for transforming healthcare systems, in 2015 he launched OpenHealth Company then the OpenHealth Institute of research support in datasciences with Professor Marius fieschi.

    Jean-Yves Robin is vice-president of the Fédération Nationale des Tiers de Confiance, in charge of health issues.

    Serge FDIDA

    UPMC Sorbonne Universités, VP Europe and International Partnerships, President of EIT Health France

    Serge Fdida is a Professor with UPMC Sorbonne Universités since 1995.


    Serge Fdida has developed a long experience of research management. From 2000 to 2005, he was appointed scientific adviser with CNRS-STIC. More recently, he has been appointed Vice-President in charge of International Affairs at UPMC from 2011 to 2012, VP in charge of European affairs from 2012 to 2015, and VP Europe and International affairs since 2016. He has been strongly involved in the organization of the EIT Digital and EIT Health communities and he is now chairing the EIT Health France legal entity.


    Serge Fdida has also developed a strong experience related to innovation and industry transfer, - he was the Director of EURONETLAB, a joint laboratory established in 2001, together with Thales, - the co-founder of the Qosmos company, - one of the active contributor to the creation of the Cap Digital cluster in Paris, - the VP of the French public private partnership on telecommunications (RNRT).


    His research interests are related to the future internet as well as the design of federated testbeds to support experimentally driven research. He has been leading many research projects in High Performance Networking in France and Europe, notably pioneering the European activity on federated Internet testbeds. He is currently leading the Equipex FIT, a large-scale testbed on the Future Internet of Things. Serge Fdida has published numerous scientific papers, in addition to a few patents and one rfc. He is a Distinguished ACM Member and an IEEE Senior member.

    Jean-Marc BOUREZ

    Managing Director EIT Health France

    After studying medicine in Lille and marketing in a business school in Paris, Jean Marc started in the group SANOFI in 1992 at the Commercial Operations of Aventis and subsequently performed successively functions of Field Medic Training manager, Product Manager in Rheumatology, Regional Director in the cardiovascular field, Customer Relationship Management Director, Jean Marc has spent the last 4 years in the eHealth and Telemedicine era within the Innovation department at Sanofi, an experience that led him to develop the partnership within the KIC EIT Health*


    Today, within the EIT Health, Jean Marc is in charge of the EIT Health strategy coordination and Operations in France, in that respect he represents the CLC France at the European Management Board, coordinates the presence of EIT Health France within the ecosystem of Life sciences clusters and ICT-Health in Paris-IDF and Auvergne Rhônes Alpes Region.


    In addition to these functions, Jean-Marc also leads the EIF - EITHealth Venture Center Of Excellence Project Team, and is an Investor Board Member of SATT Lutech.


    *KIC EIT : Knowledge Innovation Community, European Institute of Innovation & Technology

    Marina DAVOLI

    Representative HSPA (Integrated Care) - Italy

    Marina Davoli is Director of the Department of Epidemiology of Regional Health Service and Director of the Operational Centre of the National Programme for Outcome Evaluation (P.N.E).


    After her Master of Science in Epidemiology in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she went to a Post Doc in Medical Statistics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and she has Systematic Review Development Program Certificate from the Centre of Statistics in Medicine at the Insitute of Health Science in Oxford.


    Now, her main activities are :


    Conducting of Systematic reviews of the scientific literature on the effectiveness of health interventions


    Coordinating of the European Project DECIDE (Developing and Evaluating Communication Strategies to Support Informed Decisions and Practice Based on Evidence) for the development of tools aimed at policy makers to move from scientific evidence to healthcare decisions


    Conducting of epidemiological studies on Outcome Evaluation and the process of Health Interventions


    Conducting of studies on the state of health of the population


    Teacher in Master programmes of Epidemiology and Evidence Based Medicine at the Universities of Rome, Bologna and Milano as well as teaching activities for Public Health Services


    Teacher in Master programmes of Healthcare Management for the Director General of the Public Health Agencies


    Author of numerous presentations at national and international scientific conferences

    Kenneth GRECH

    Representative HSPA (Quality Care) - Malta

    Dr Kenneth Grech qualified as a medical doctor from the University of Malta in 1991 and underwent specialist training in Public Health Medicine. He read for a Masters degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Malta. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, UK and is currently in the final stages of his PhD at the University of Warwick, with a research focus on health system performance assessment, performance indicators and health policy development.


    He occupied several senior management and policy positions, including that of Chief Executive Officer of St Luke’s Hospital, Malta, Director Social Welfare Standards and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health in Malta, as well as sitting on the Executive Council of the European Public Health Association as Treasurer. He is currently a Consultant in Public Health Medicine with the Department of Health in Malta and also lectures at the University of Malta and has published in the fields of Health Services Management, Public Health, Primary Health Care and Social Policy. He is the sitting President of the Malta Association of Public Health Medicine.

    Ilmo KESKIMÄKI ​

    Representative HSPA (Primary Care) - Finland

    Professor Ilmo KESKIMÄKI is qualified as a medical doctor and specialized in public health medicine. He works as a research professor for health systems research at the Department of Health and Social Care Systems, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland. He affiliates to the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, as Professor of health services research and the Department of Public Health in the University of Helsinki as an adjunct professor.


    Formerly, he has worked in various research and administrative positions in the National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health (STAKES), the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the National Public Health Institute, and the Universities of Helsinki, Oulu and Tampere. He has actively focused on developing research methods for the use of register based longitudinal data in health services research, and studied practice variations and social disparities in health services and treatment of chronic diseases, and, recently has been involved in assessment of health care reforms. He has acted as a member of board in the Finnish National Research Council for Health and is past president of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA), as well as a Finnish partner in several international and European projects and networks.

    Sylvie BOVE​

    CEO EIT Health

    As an experienced business executive from the life science industry, Sylvie Bove has held several global positions in business development and strategic marketing. She was responsible for launching a number of new products and global brands at renowned healthcare companies. During the past five years she has focused on the interface between academia, public-private partnerships and industry collaborations. Her special interest for biotech and research-intensive companies drives her ambition to support innovative start-ups across the EU.


    After being a member Board of Directors in several biotech companies, she was in the development of urology strategy and Mentor integration at Coloplast with a focus on global brand development and implementation, the development of Ferring Pharmaceuticals' global women health business with a focus on international strategy and business development and the development and launch of Copenhagen Health tech cluster and the Innovation Officer Programme at Lund University with a focus on innovation and alliance management


    IESE Business School Barcelona

    Magda Rosenmoller holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy (University of London), a Medical Doctor (University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France), and an MBA from IESE. She teaches the MBA elective on health innovation management at IESE, and health executive education in European, Asian, African and Latin American Business Schools. Her areas of interests are health management, managing innovation and entrepreneurship in health care & education, European health and research policies and global health.


    She served as senior expert at the World Bank LAC Region (2001-2) and in different assignments for the European Commission (health research and policy), the European Parliament and the ECDC, such as rapporteur on the Role of Universities in Regional Development (2013), the Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI). She assumed scientific coordination of a series of H2020/ FP7 projects (since 2004), i.e. Europe 4 Patients, Project Integrate; A leading role in EIT Health (since 2015) particularly in the Public Affairs Group and the CAMPUS activities: such as the Women Entrepreneurship Health (WEHealth) initiative and the collaboration with the Global Educators Network for Health Care Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GENiE). Publications include articles, cases and teaching material and a recent study on the Hospital of the Future (IESE, 2016)

    Martine AOUSTIN

    Former CEO ARS Languedoc Roussillon, Advisor CSMF

    Dr Martine AOUSTIN was trained as a medical doctor, first as a medical consultant for the French national health insurance system, in charge of the medical convention, then private hospitalization and the elderly sector. She then worked as an advisor to the Director General of the Healthcare Organisation (DGOS).


    Since 2003, she has been responsible for creating and directing the ministerial mission relating to the preparation and implementation of the transposition in France of the system for financing hospital activities (DRG - activity-based pricing). In March 2010, she was appointed Director General of the Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Health Agency. Since May 2015 she has been the advisor to the President of the Confederation of French Medical Unions (CSMF).nd a recent study on the Hospital of the Future (IESE, 2016)

    Yannick LEGUEN

    Dir Strategy ARS Île-de-France

    Yannick LeGuen began his career as a mathematics teacher before joining the Michelin company and moving to Ashikaga (Japan). After he graduated from the National School of Administration in 2002, he was nominated as Chief of the Financing Service for the private hospitalisation (Ministry of Health) before working at the financial management of the French Agency's food safety laboratories (AFSSA). Between 2008 and 2010, he served as Deputy director of hospitalization and organization of care before becoming the Deputy Director of performance management of the actors of healthcare ; by doing so, he had the opportunity to steer two national plans, which aimed towards a digital transformation of health facilities (« Hôpital Numérique » plan), but was also designed to change the coordination mechanisms within the existing health system (« Territoires de soins numériques » plan).
    He joined the Regional Health Agency of the Ile-de-France region (ARS) in 2016, and has been working since then as the Director of Strategy, which allows him to manage the planning and monitoring of the strategic plan of the Agency, covering all the aspects linked to the digital transformation, organisational innovation for the analysis, prospective, and assessment activities of the Agency.

    Sylvain Giraud

    Head of Unit "Health Systems" in the Directorate General Health and Food Safety

    Mr Sylvain Giraud is Head of Unit “health systems” in the Directorate General Health and Food Safety in the European Commission since 1st February 2016. He was previously Head of Unit for health strategy and international issues from 2012 to end January 2016. Sylvain has worked for the Commission since 2002. Before joining the Commission, he worked for European trade associations and consultancies in Brussels. He is a graduate of the College of Europe, Bruges.

    Hugo LANDAIS

    Managing Director Fondation de l'Avenir

    Created within the mutual insurance company sector in 1987, the « Fondation de l’Avenir » brings together different stakeholders from the mutual sector to support medical research and innovation in health and care practices. Thus, the foundation relies on its historical network to promote collective actions, in line with the French mutual insurance companies’ spirit. Among its different actions, we can underline the specific attention given to innovative care, as discussed studies and reports

    The “Fondation de l’Avenir” was created as a “medical research accelerator” in order to the improve the quality of life and care given to the patient/citizen. Its main aims are to support and promote medical research, contribute to the merging of new practices and supports in health field and circulate or popularize results or social evolvement induced by medical progress.

    Hugo Landais is a biotechnology engineer and graduated from Sup’Biotech Paris in 2010. During his studies, he realised the importance of Information Technologies in the Health sector. He gained professional experience in programming as well as in networks and systems after graduating. He joined the “Fondation de l’Avenir” in 2014 and he is now in charge to develop the Foundation E-health activities.

    Michèle THONNET

    Representative of the French Ministryof Solidarities and Health (DSSIS)

    Michèle Thonnet, French, PhD, Neuropharmacologist. Michèle holds a PhD in applied mathematics and medical informatics She is also graduated in political sciences and public law and from the industrial strategies Institute. She is a health, information systems and security specialist, with more than 25 year’s experience and many publications. Her special interest focuses on the integration between life sciences, innovation and technology. She used to hold different positions in the pharmaceutical industry as well as the IT one (international standardization), moving firstly from the research area and associate professor position at Paris University to the industry and later to the health domain at AP-HP Paris hospital, followed by different positions in public agencies before joining the ministry of health where among other positions, she serves 6 years at the General Inspectorate for social and health affairs (IGAS).


    At the European level she was member of the steering board of diverse projects, committed to the implementation of large Scale pilots to improve cross-border healthcare, leading the eHealth EU interoperability roadmap initiatives (CALLIOPE, eHGI), past President of the EHTEL pan –European organization, actively involved in diverse program committees as well as member of international health boards. At present, she is eHealth European & International Affairs Executive at the French Ministry of Solidarities and Health.

    She is the representative of the French Ministry of Health at the European eHealth committee.

    Nathalie DESTAIS

    Head of the General Inspectorate for Health (IGAS)

    After three years spent on inspection missions and one
    year with the head of the IGAS, she carried out her mobility (1999/2002) to the Forecasting Directorate of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance,as assistant to the Head of Office for Social Transfers, and then as advisor to the Director of Protective Forecasting social security; it is more specifically in charge of the social security system and health economics.
    From his exchanges and analyses, but also from his teaching of social issues to in Science-Po, she will draw a synthesis published in 2003, Le système de santé,
    organisation and regulation (Ed. L. G. G. D. J.).
    In 2002-2003, she joined the confederal secretariat of the CFDT (within the Economics & Finance department) in order to become a member of the CFDT.
    It participates in the Confederation's analyses and reflections on employment issues,social protection and public finances.
    After a stay in South-East Asia and the United States (2004-2010), she returned to IGAS by September 2010.
    It will carry out a number of missions there, in particular on disease risk management (2014), medical-economic evaluation (2014), the place of private clinics in the provision of care
    (2012), funding and organization of care in institutions for the elderly dependents (2011 and 2013) or the results of the general review of public policies-RGPP (2012).
    At the same time, she is a member of the 'work/employement/professional training' peer committee.
    She was promoted to Inspector General in May 2014.
    Since October 2014, Nathalie Destais has been working as a social protection and policy advisor.
    of autonomy in the office of the President of the Republic, assistant to the social counsellor Michel Yahiel, who was appointed General Commissioner of France Stratégie last January.

    Lieven DE RAEDT

    Co-Chair HSPA

    Lieven De Raedt works in the International relations department of the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, and is responsible for international issues related to health systems. He obtained a degree in political sciences and public management.