Health Care after the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from Germany and the United States

In this AGI webinar, Christine Arentz, Rebecca Emeny, and Ines Läufer discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected health care systems and personnel and political decisions and messaging have impacted public health. What can transatlantic health care providers learn from the current pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted already-existing vulnerabilities in the German and American health care systems. In particular, both countries have experienced workforce shortages, particularly for nurses. These shortages are linked to another issues: the lack of digitization and inefficient use of already-existing health data. In this webinar, experts from the United States and Germany will discuss the current state of the pandemic, strengths and weaknesses of both systems in providing care during the COVID crisis, and what transatlantic coalitions can be built for future reform.

Christine Arentz, Professor for (Health) Economics, Institute for Insurance Studies (ivwKöln), University of Applied Sciences Cologne
Rebecca Emeny, Research Scientist and Teaching Faculty, The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Ines Läufer, Consultant, Association of Municipalities in North Rhine-Westphalia

Susanne Dieper, Director of Programs and Grants, AGI

This webinar is part of the AGI project “The Importance of the Transatlantic Partnership in Times of Global Crises” and is generously funded by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) (Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with Funds through the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy (BMWi)).

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