November 27th, 2019

13th EHFCN International Conference

18-19 November 2019 | Berlin (Germany), GKV-Spitzenverband

On 18 and 19 November 2019, the European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network (EHFCN), supported by the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds GKV-Spitzenverband, organized an international conference on countering fraud, waste and corruption in healthcare. More than 150 participants from 24 countries took part in the conference.

The interactive conference “Bytes without borders: preventing and countering healthcare fraud and corruption in the digital age” addressed the new risks and opportunities, challenging healthcare organizations to re-think how to embrace innovation to prevent and counter healthcare fraud and corruption in today’s digital interconnected world. Read the programme.

These issues were discussed during the first day of the conference. In interactive parallel breakout sessions, speakers from more than 10 countries shared their best practices, in which they focused on practical tools and innovative solutions to find new ways to counter fraud, waste and corruption.

The second day of the conference, innovative strategies and responses against fraud and corruption on European as well as international level were shared. It was concluded that, in order to progress, there is a need for more cooperation within the European Union and on an international level. This means pooling data and expertise, as well as protecting health information.

The conference was an opportunity to discuss joint issues or identical concerns, as well as to think about future challenges and to consider solutions or conditions for cooperation.

Here is the press release.

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