Katharina Janus, PhD, MBA, is Professor of Healthcare Management and the Director of the global research and consultancy organization â€œCenter for Healthcare Managementâ€, Germany, and at Columbia University, New York, USA. She also heads the â€œCare-Tankâ€, the Centerâ€™s think-tank and executive education platform, and serves as a member of the board of Allianz health insurance, Munich, Germany. As a healthcare manager in research and practice she puts a strong emphasis on managing the human side of healthcare delivery in the new age of care management â€“ formerly known as â€œmanaged care.â€ She has been invited frequently as a speaker and moderator to contribute her global domain expertise and in-depth knowledge of healthcare markets and trends. In this respect, she has helped major multinational companies with market access analytics and business development to facilitate on-site implementation in various cultural environments. Additionally, Prof. Janus has been involved in political advisory councils and consulting projects on a national and international level. Dr. Janus earned her Masterâ€™s Degree in Business Administration at the Universities of Hamburg and the UniversitÃ© PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne Paris in 2000. She holds a PhD in Business and Social Sciences from Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg (2003). Dr. Janus was a 2006-07 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy at The Commonwealth Fund, a Rockefeller Foundation academic fellow in 2012 and a Brocher Foundation resident in 2014.
Board Member, Allianz Inc. Health Insurance, Munich, Germany
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Center for Healthcare Management, Germany: Founded in 2010 by Prof. Dr. Katharina Janus the Center for Healthcare Management is located in Hamburg, Germany (for the European, Asian and the Middle Eastern markets) and at Columbia University, New York, for the Americas (@HCMatColumbia). It is a global organization of leading international scholars and practitioners beyond the core team of analysts and strategists. The Centerâ€™s focus is on healthcare management projects as well as offering tailor-made executive training to maximize performance. Because we care about making healthcare systems more efficient and improving organizational performance we call our global network of expert consultants the Care-Tank, merging think-tanks and do-tanks. The Center for Healthcare Management organizes forums in various cities around the world. Driven by the need for intellectual innovation and knowledge cultivation the Center invested in a novel approach to create an interactive knowledge platform.
Janus, K. (2014). The effect of professional culture on intrinsic motivation among physicians in an academic medical center, Journal of Healthcare Management 59(4): 287-304.
Janus, K., Brown, L.B. (2014) Physician integration revisited - An exploratory study of monetary and professional incentives in three countries, Health Policy 118: 14-23.
Rundall, T.G., Oberlin, S., Thygesen, B., Janus, K. (2012). 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.
Janus, K. (2011). Pay-for-Performance does not always pay - Risks and side effects of incentives in healthcare, Eurohealth, 17(4): 31-34.
Bevan, G., Janus, K. (2011). Why hasn't integrated care developed in the US and not at all in England? Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 36(1): 141-164.
Janus, K. (2010). Managing motivation among health care professionals, Advances in Health Care Management, 9: 47-77.
Glied, S.A., Janus, K. (2008). Managed Care and Public Health, in: Heggenhougen, H.K. (ed) and Carrin, G. (Economics & Finance ed.), International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 1st edition, vol. 4, New York: Elsevier: 195-202.
Janus, K., Amelung, V.E., Baker, L.C., Gaitanides, M., Schwartz, F.W., Rundall, T.G. (2008). 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.
Janus, K., Brown, L.D. (2007). Medicare as incubator for innovation in payment policy, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 32(1): 293-306.
Janus, K., Amelung, V.E., Gaitanides, M., Schwartz, F.W. (2007). German physicians â€œon strike" - Shedding light on the roots of physician dissatisfaction, Health Policy, 82: 357-365.