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Hamburg to Host a Health Congress

For two days, 23 - 24 September, 800 industry experts will be discussing the latest developments of their sector.

“Prevention and Quality: Health Policy is Serious” is the title of the 10th Health Economic Congress held in Hamburg on 23-24 September. For two days, some 800 representatives from the health sector, politics, administration and business will discuss current issues in the healthcare industry. Hamburg’s MInister of Health, Cornelia Prüfer-Storck, opened the congress at the Grand Elysee Hotel.

Issue of patient safety is always important

“With this year’s theme “Prevention and Quality: Health Policy is Serious” the congress tackles central themes of the current healthcare debate. In coming years, the question of quality and patient safety will evolve as crucial competitive and locational factor of the healthcare industry. Hamburg is well prepared to benefit from this developement” said Cornelia Prüfer-Storck in her opening address.

Growth industry

Healthcare is a growth industry in Hamburg: According to surveys by the Hamburg chamber of commerce, there are more than 7,000 companies working in the health sector in the Hanseatic city. In 2010, there were only approximately 6,000. More than 130,000 people are currently working in this industry.

The Health Economic Congress has been held in Hamburg since 2005. Its 800 participants will be discussing latest industry developments and trends in more than 30 forums.

source and further details:
press office of the Senate Chancellery

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