Boundaryless Hospital

Rethink and Redefine Health Care Management

  • Horst Albach
  • Heribert Meffert
  • Andreas Pinkwart
  • Ralf Reichwald
  • Wilfried von Eiff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Challenges and Opportunities of Health Care Management in the Twenty-First Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Florian Kron, Andreas Bernschein, Anna Kostenko, Jürgen Wolf, Michael Hallek, Jan-Peter Glossmann
      Pages 21-40
  3. Seizing the Opportunities Across Countries and Subdisciplines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Manuel García-Goñi, Peter McKiernan, Francesco Paolucci
      Pages 59-80
    3. Kurt J. G. Schmailzl, Hans H. Th. Sendler
      Pages 103-118
    4. Maarten Janssen, Iris Wallenburg, Antoinette de Bont
      Pages 119-141
  4. Meeting the Challenges

  5. The Boundaryless Hospital from the Patients’ Perspective

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 359-360

About this book


This book discusses current health care challenges and new strategies for innovative solutions in this area from an interdisciplinary perspective of health care management, business economics, and medicine. It presents the idea of a “boundaryless hospital”, a conceptual model of a patient-centric, value-based health network that overcomes typical sectorial, organizational, and geographical boundaries and offers greater efficiency and better quality outcomes for patients.

Effective health care for a growing and aging population is a major challenge for economies all over the world. New breakthroughs in medical technology and pharmaceuticals as well as digitization provide scope for more efficiency and for a better quality of health care. Novel organization forms and management concepts are key for coping with the increasing cost pressure observed in most health care systems. The contributions in this volume present innovative strategies for developing and implementing the concept of a boundaryless hospital. They highlight experiences from various countries and with different treatments.

The book project was initiated and carried out by the Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CASiM), the interdisciplinary research center of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management for business administration in the 21st century.


Boundaryless hospital Disease-related networks E-health Health care Health care management Health economics Health services Hospital management

Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Albach
    • 1
  • Heribert Meffert
    • 2
  • Andreas Pinkwart
    • 3
  • Ralf Reichwald
    • 4
  • Wilfried von Eiff
    • 5
  1. 1.HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagemntCenter for Advanced Studies in ManagemntLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagemntCenter for Advanced Studies in ManagemntLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Leipzig Graduate School of MgmtCenter for Advanced Studies in ManagemntLeipzigGermany
  4. 4.HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagemntCenter for Advanced Studies in ManagemntLeipzigGermany
  5. 5.HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagemntCenter for Health Care Managemnt & RegulLeipzigGermany

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