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Partners

SLHS Partners

The Swiss Learning Health System brings together policy-makers, practitioners and scientists from all areas in the health and related sectors. Partner institutions include Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences, partners from the Swiss Academies, the Swiss government, partners from primary care and other public health-related organizations. The institutions involved all share the vision the SLHS and its positive impact on the Swiss health system and population health.

Funding Partners

 

University of Lucerne (Host)

Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy

Local coordinator:

Stefan Boes
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Gerold Stucki
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Institute: Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy
Department: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Webpage: https://www.unilu.ch/health_sciences

Stefan Boes

Stefan Boes is a Professor of Health Economics at the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy and Director of the Center for Health, Policy and Economics (CHPE) at the University of Lucerne. Before coming to Lucerne, he was an Assistant Professor of Econometrics at the University of Bern and a Lecturer in Statistics and Econometrics at the University of Zurich. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich and a MSc in Economics from the University of Konstanz. During two post-doc fellowships, he visited the IQSS at Harvard University (2009/2010) and the economics departments at Princeton University (2010) and the MIT (2012).

Gerold Stucki

Gerold Stucki is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy at the University of Lucerne and Director of Swiss Paraplegic Research in Nottwil, Switzerland. He is also the Director of the ICF Research Branch, a cooperation partner within the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications in Germany (at DIMDI), at Swiss Paraplegic Research Nottwil. He received his medical education at the University of Berne, Switzerland, and obtained a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a diploma in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of McGill, Montréal, Canada. In 2012, Prof. Stucki received the honour of becoming a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Medicine, a part of the United States National Academies whose mission is to serve as adviser to the nation to improve health by consulting on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine, and health.

Center for Comparative Constitutional Law and Religion

Local coordinator:

Adrian Loretan
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Institute: Chair of canon law and state-church law
Center for Comparative Constitutional Law and Religion
Department: Faculty of Theology
Webpage: https://www.unilu.ch/fakultaeten/tf/professuren/kirchenrecht-staatskirchenrecht

Adrian Loretan

The chair of canon law and state-church law mainly researches in the field of human right questions and on the circumstances different religions can live together peacefully in a modern state (Rawls, Habermas). Religions are investigated of human rights-oriented points in their own theological tradition as a base for common human rights-part in the constitution. The Center for Comparative Constitutional Law and Religion as cooperation between the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Theology supports and brings forward the research, study and inter-faculty work on the matter of human rights. 

Center for Law and Health

Local coordinator: Bernhard Rütsche
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Institute: Center for Law and Health
Department: Faculty of Law
Webpage:

https://www.unilu.ch/ruetsche-bernhard

Bernhard Rütsche

Since August 2010, Bernhard Rütsche is full professor for Public Law and Philosophy of Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Lucerne. In 2011, he has co-founded the Center for Law & Health. Furthermore, he is member of the National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics. Bernhard Rütsche has studied law at the Universities of Berne and Lausanne, completed his doctorate (Dr. iur.) in the field of constitutional law in 2002, and obtained his post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) at the University of Zurich with a thesis on the rights of the unborn child to life and integrity.

Swiss TPH (Associated Institute of University of Basel)

Swiss Centre for International Health

Local coordinator:

Kaspar Wyss
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Institute: Swiss Centre for International Health
Department: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
Webpage: www.swisstph.ch/scih

Kaspar Wyss

Kaspar Wyss has strong management and leadership experience and is in charge of a team of over 50 staff in Basel (Switzerland) and 150 collaborators abroad focusing on health systems development primarily in low- and middle income countries. Activities relate to both research and health system monitoring and performance assessment, with a specific interest in the role and importance of human resources for health.

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care

Local coordinators:

Carlo de Pietro
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Luca Crivelli
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Institute: Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care
Department: University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)
Webpage: http://www.supsi.ch/deass

Carlo de Pietro 

Carlo de Pietro is Professor of Healthcare Management at SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland), affiliate faculty member at SDA Bocconi, research associate at CERGAS Bocconi, invited teacher at Lausanne University. Carlo received his degree in Economics at Bocconi University (Milan) and obtained his PhD in Public Management at Parma University in 2009. He has worked extensively on applied health services research since 2000 with projects supporting healthcare organizations in the development and implementation of managerial systems and tools (strategic planning, organizational design, management control, HRM).  He has also carried out applied research in policy design and evaluation for Regional governments and for the Ministry of health (in Italy) as well as for Cantonal government (in Switzerland). Finally, he participates to several Swiss competitive research programmes on health services management and governance.

Luca Crivelli 

Luca Crivelli is an economist specialized in public health policy and health insurance. He is head of department and professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, titular professor at the Università della Svizzera italiana and Deputy Director of the Swiss School of Public Health+ (SSPH+). He received his degree in Economics in 1991 and the PhD in 1998, both from the University of Zuerich. Since 2004 he has been active as policy analyst within the international health policy and reform network initiated by the Bertelsmann Foundation. From 2004 to 2007 he has been part of the advisory committee of the Swiss conference of cantonal health ministers covering the on-going reforms of Swiss health insurance and since 2013 he has been member of the experts’ committee of the National health policy strategy “Gesundheit2020”. Moreover, he is associate editor of the International Journal of Public Health and the International Review of Economics - Journal of Civil Economy as well as on the editorial board of Health Policy and Politiche Sanitarie.

University of Neuchâtel

Information Management Institute

Local coordinator: Paul Cotofrei
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Institute: Information Management Institute
Department: Faculty of Economics and Busines
Webpage: www.unine.ch/imi

Paul Cotofrei

  • PhD in Statistics - “Bootstrap methods and applications” (2003)
  • PhD in Computer Science - “Methodology for mining meta-rules from sequential data” (2005)

Projects

  • SNF  - "Methodology for Mining Comprehensible Rules from Sequential Data” (2001-2003)
  • CTI – “AttraWatch” (2004-2007)
  • Hasler Foundation – "Management, Validation and Optimization of an Information System Life Cycle” (2007-2010)

University of Lugano

Center for Organisational Research: Health and Public Management

Local coordinator:

Marco Meneguzzo
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Stefano Calciolari
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Institute: Center fo Organisational Research: Health and Public Management
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University of Zurich

Institute of Primary Care

Local coordinators: Stefan Neuner-Jehle
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Institute: Institute of Primary Care
Chronic Care Unit
Department: University Hospital Zurich
Webpage: www.hausarztmedizin.uzh.ch 

Stefan Neuner-Jehle

  • Specialist in General Internal Medicine
  • MD and Master of Public Health
  • Senior researcher and lecturer, University of Zurich

Research topics: overuse, chronic care, multimorbidity, communication between physicians and patients

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

School of Health Professions

Local coordinator: Karin Niedermann
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Institute: School of Health Professions
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Winterthurer Institute of Health Economics

Local coordinator: Simon Wieser
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Institute: Winterthurer Institute of Health Economics
Department: School of Management and Law
Webpage: https://www.zhaw.ch/wig

Simon Wieser

Simon Wieser is Professor for Health Economics at ZHAW and leads the health economic research team (since 2006). He holds a PhD in economics from University of Zurich. His main research interests include the assessment and decomposition of healthcare spending, health economic evaluations, and the development prospective payments systems. He has previously worked as a researcher and lecturer at ETH Zurich (1997-2006).