The Management Institute works closely with all those in the health field and provides a focal point for building knowledge and for encouraging the sharing of practices and experiences in the field of the management of health establishments and policies.

The Management Institute provides courses for decision-makers in the health policy and establishment field

  • directors of regional health organisations and their personnel in their strategic missions and their evaluation, inspection and control missions
  • directors of health and care establishments and their managerial staff, including doctor managers
  • managers involved in health programme development actions

The courses are,

  • either first degree courses (given the central role played by the EHESP in providing courses for health professionals responsible in France for the direction, management, inspection and control in the health, welfare and care fields),
  • or professional development courses with the EHESP providing in-house training and courses bringing together people from different disciplines and/or who work in different places.

The Management Institute aims to expand its intake to include the medical professions, managerial staff in local authorities and private care establishments.

The Management Institute can also provide consultancy services in all fields of knowledge within its scope. These services are closely linked to practical concerns in the field, ensuring that the Institute is ideally placed to provide guidance for managerial innovations in the health field.

The Institute of Management has set up 2 missions in south east Asia

EHESP Plus Mekong programme

An agreement was signed in May 2010 by the EHESP and the Centre Christophe Mérieux in Laos which now provides EHESP Plus Mekong courses.

Management courses for hospital directors were run throughout 2010-2011. This agreement meets the objectives of the Centre Christophe Mérieux to improve public health in Laos through research and training programs.

Hospital management cooperation programme between Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University (PNTU) in Ho Chi Minh City and the EHESP

With the help of the French Embassy and Consulate General, the EHESP has set up a realistic, structured professional development course that meets the requirements of the Vietnamese partners. The fields of cooperation between the two institutions, in the field of public health, could go well beyond hospital management: scientific and academic cooperation is entirely possible, bearing in mind that the Vietnamese government aims to train 10,000 PhD students abroad in the coming years. So far, 4 one week training courses have been held.

These are professional development courses providing qualifications for specific jobs, given in French, by a team of lecturers from the EHESP Institute of Management, based on the situation in Vietnam and adapted to the economic and medical conditions in the country. They have 5 modules lasting 4.5 days.
For providing these courses, the Institute of Management was assisted by French speaking Vietnamese who looked after the programme logistics and, above all, provided simultaneous translation of the lectures.

The course content included:

  • Management of logistics and hospital equipment
  • Economic and financial management
  • Human resources management
  • Management of quality and health risks in hospitals
  • The function of a hospital director: strategic management

The Vietnamese team were responsible for a 6th module entitled “transfer of knowledge to hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City”. The aim is to improve the skills of hospital directors and teaching personnel at Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University who will eventually take over teaching. It is a policy of providing qualified training personnel.

The first intake will complete the course (started in April 2011) in the week of 23 to 28 April 2012 and the official closing ceremony will take place on Saturday 27 April, in the presence of Professor Antoine Flahault, Dean of the EHESP, and Régine Ducos, Director of International Relations. The second intake will start at the beginning of May with the same course set up for 2012/2013.

Still with the objective of providing qualified training personnel, the Institute of Management has for the past 3 years supported a PhD student from the Ho Chi Minh City health service who will present her thesis at the end of 2012 in Rennes and should join the teaching staff of Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University in 2013. At the start of the 2012/2013 academic year, a new PhD student, Dr Nhanh, currently lecturer at Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University should begin a PhD in management at the Institute of Management, after taking an MBA in the USA.

The Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University aims eventually to include this hospital management course in the undergraduate degree course. The procedure for incorporating this course has not yet been finalised – it is a very recent proposal – but it will certainly be on the agenda for discussions to be held at the end of April in Ho Chi Minh City.

Published on 13 March 2012