Katharina Janus, a professor of healthcare management in Germany and at Columbia University New York, is the founder and managing director of the Center for Healthcare Management and the president of the consulting network ENJOY STRATEGY. She has twenty years of global healthcare management experience in science and corporate practice. Starting her career in managed care at one of the largest hospital chains in the United States, she has learned about challenges on the shop floor before turning to academia where she continued to pursue applied research. She then left her tenured position in Germany to lead the Center for Healthcare Management and reinvent research and education that is in constant dialogue with practice. Her global consulting network ENJOY STRATEGY supports many of the Center’s projects on the implementation side. She also serves as a member of the board at Allianz health insurance, Munich, Germany. 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 strategy and business development to facilitate on-site implementation in various cultural environments. 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. She was also one of the youngest tenured professors and female board members of a DAX company appointed in Germany.
PhD, 2003, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany
MBA, 2000, University of Hamburg, Germany, and University Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
Board Member, Allianz Inc. Health Insurance, Munich, Germany
Honors & Awards
Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy 2006-2007
Rockefeller Foundation academic writing residency award 2012
Brocher Foundation academic residency award 2014
Areas of Expertise
E-health, Implementation Science, Intervention Studies, Outcomes Research, Research Design and Methods, Risk Assessment and Communication, Social / Cultural Issues, Physician Education, Public Health Leadership and Management, Global Health, Healthcare Economics, Healthcare Financing, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Insurance, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Policy, Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Workers, Managed Care, Pharmaceudical Industry, Depression
Select Global Activities
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 CenterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œon strike" - Shedding light on the roots of physician dissatisfaction, Health Policy, 82: 357-365.