06 March 2020

Halfway for the Relaunch of German Health Care

Halfway for the Relaunch of German Health Care

Prospectively, the healthcare system needs to improve itself in anticipating social megatrends and generating adequate responses to face them – this is one of the previous key findings of the Robert Bosch Stiftung´s project “Neustart”. In the fourth think lab (5th and 6th March 2020, Berlin) – out of seven workshops in total – experts developed proposals for future health services and reflected on its implementation.

The Bureau für Zeitgeschehen (BfZ) has become an integral part in conceiving and moderating the series of think labs. Guided by the BfZ´s profound and creative methodology, the participants developed a coherent overall concept for the provision of future health  services. Applying the “persona-technique”, the working groups simulated three individual health situations and how these should ideally be approached in 2030. During the simulation, the experts took into account the massive challenges demographic change, shortage of skilled workers, digitisation and the urban-rural divide pose to sustainable health care. The results and open question of the workshop will be discussed in an upcoming civil dialogue in order to ensure that the ideas about future health care meet to the citizen’ needs.

In the fifth Think Lab, which is expected to take place in the middle of the year, selected experts will look at the financing of service provision and explicitly address the question of priorities in service provision.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung has also summarized the results of the fourth Think Lab in its newsletter (only in German).