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Katharina Janus

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management

Professor of Business School - Healthcare Management, Ulm University, Germany

Katharina Janus is Professor of Healthcare Management at Ulm University, Germany, and the Director of "Care-Tank", a global think-tank and research network. She also heads the Center for Healthcare Management. Dr. Janus focuses her research on the design and implementation of monetary and non-monetary incentive systems in healthcare organizations in order to support decision-making of healthcare professionals in complex situations and to change their behavior. Based on theories of organizational psychology Dr. Janus implements postmodern leadership structures in order to create learning systems, thereby reducing medical errors. She has been the principal investigator of several international studies on physician motivation and professional culture in collaboration with the Hannover Medical School, the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University, USA. Additionally, Dr. Janus has been involved in political advisory councils and managed care projects on a national and international level. She also serves as a member of the board of Allianz private health insurance, Munich, Germany. Dr. Janus was a 2006-07 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy at The Commonwealth Fund and a Rockefeller Foundation academic fellow (2012).   View Faculty CV here (PDF).
Education & Training:

    PhD, 2003, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany

    MBA, 2000, University of Hamburg, Germany, and University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France

Honors and Awards:
  • Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy 2006-2007
  • Rockefeller Foundation academic writing residency award 2012
  • Brocher Foundation academic residency award 2014
  • Selected Editorial Boards

    • The Open Health Services and Policy Journal
    • Advances in Healthcare Management
Selected Publications:
  • Janus, K. Managing health care in private organizations – Transaction costs, cooperation and modes of organization in the value chain Peter Lang Frankfurt 2003
  • Janus, K., Brown, L.D. Medicare as incubator for innovation in payment policy Journal Health Politics, Policy and Law 32(1) 293-306 2007
  • Janus, K., Amelung, V.E., Gaitanides, M., Schwartz, F.W. German physicians “on strike“ – Shedding light on the roots of physician dissatisfaction Health Policy 82 357-365 2007
  • Heggenhougen, H.K., Carrin, G. International Encyclopedia of Public Health Elsevier New York 195-202 2008
  • Janus, K., Amelung, V.E., Baker, L.C., Gaitanides, M., Schwartz, F.W., Rundall, T.G. Monetary and non-monetary drivers of physician job satisfaction – Insights from a cross-national comparative study Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 33(6) 1133-1167 2008
  • Janus, K. Managing motivation among healthcare professionals Advances in Health Care Management 9 47-77 2010
  • Rundall, T.G., Oberlin, S., Thygesen, B., Janus, K. Success under duress: Policies and practices managers view as keys to profitability in five California hospitals with challenging payer mix Journal of Healthcare Management 57(2) 94-112 2012

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