Ludwig Fresenius Center for Health Care Management and Regulation

Management knowledge for the health care sector


Ludwig Fresenius Center for Health Care Management and Regulation

Academic Group

Economics and Regulation

Academic Directors

Prof. Dr. Andreas Beivers
Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried von Eiff
Prof. Dr. iur. Liv Jaeckel

Research Associate

Susanne Elze

Research Areas

Health care services and health technology assessment
Supply management in hospitals
Clinical risk and emergency management
Ethics and economy in medicine
Pharmaceutical and medical devices law
Regulation of the health care sector considering European implications




AMD Netz NRW e.V., Germany (AMD Network North Rhine-Westfalia - Supporting patients with age-related makular degeneration)

Centrum für Krankenhausmanagement (CKM), Muenster, Germany (Center for hospital management)

CKM Cirkel e.V., Germany (Association for the support of organization and leadership competencies in health care institutions)

European Health Management Association (EHMA)

EurSafety Health-Net - Euroregional network for patient safety and infection prevention

Medical Data Institute - International Institute for Health Economics, Starnberg, Germany

DGFM e.V. - German Association for Leadership and Market Orientation in Medical Care

Netzwerk Gesundheitswirtschaft Münsterland (Health economy network for the Münsterland region)


The Center for Health Care Management and Regulation was founded in December 2013. The development of the Center is supported by the COGNOS AG education group in the framework of its strategic partnership with HHL. The three academic directors, Prof. Dr. Andreas Beivers, Prof. Dr. iur. Liv Jaeckel and Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried von Eiff are leading the Center.

The establishment of the Chair of Law of Economic Regulation reflects the increasing importance of regulation knowledge for business practice. The Center connects with an interdisciplinary basis medical, economical and legal questions, which cover the basis of general legal national insurance as well as the differentiated arrangement of particular areas and its protagonists, as e.g. the hospital's position and arrangement, the medical profession and the pharmaceutical and medical devices market.

Academic Director Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried von Eiff on the background of the Center: "Hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry will be organized in completely new forms of integrative health care networks. Their development, regulation and optimization will require considerable research and transfer activities as well as significantly improved offers in further education for executives in the health care sector, and for different kinds of medical and health care professionals.”


The Center for Health Care Management and Regulation conducts research in close cooperation with the Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CASiM) at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. 

From the economic perspective:

  • Patient control: possibilities and limits of pay-for-performance in the health care sector
  • Ethics and economics in the medical sector: Does the medical sector need protection from economics?
  • Medicine logistics in hospitals: safety and cost effectiveness of pharmaceutical supplies
  • Personalized medical care: ethical, economic, medical and industrial strategic aspects
  • International benchmarking of hospitals and health care systems
  • Theory and policy of the stakeholders' behavior in a health care system: corporate governance, patient compliance, veto playing and rent seeking, behavioral finance

From the legal perspective:

  • Regulation of the health care sector considering European implications
  • The pharmaceutical devices market: Admission of new pharmaceutical devices and its reimbursement within legal health insurance
  • The medical devices market considering the new regulations through the European Union
  • The legal situation of hospitals and its participants


Prof. Dr. Andreas Beivers
Academic Director
T +49 341 9851-812
Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried von Eiff
Academic Director
T +49 341 9851-814
Prof. Dr. iur. Liv Jaeckel
Academic Director
T +49 341 9851-813
Susanne Elze, M. mel.
Research Associate
T +49 341 9851-814
F +49 341 9851-888-812
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