Building Trust, Loyalty, Sustainability and Scaleability of Knowledge Networks for Medicine 4.0 & Care 4.0 through our THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB Alliance System towards HEALTH 4.0 – TOGETHER FIRST. In Europe and beyond.

INPUT: “Strategic Alliances are particularly important in today’s highly competitive and increasingly complex global markets. Alliances are used to share costs, conduct collaborative research, mitigate risk, grow product pipelines, expand geographic boundaries and profit from the blending of industries which continue at an accelerated pace. One of the recurrent challenges with strategic alliances is how to design and implement the correct governance platform and supportive organizational structure. Developing, implementing and maintaining a suitable alliance form is a key factor for strategic alliance success.”

Source out of the Forword by the “Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals” for And-Pieter de Man in his book

“ALLIANCES – An Executive Guide to designing successful Strategic Partnerships”, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2013

Other Sources:

  • The Alliance – managing talent in the networked age by Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Chairman of LinkedIn, Harvard Business Review Press, 2014
  • Strategic Alliances : Three Ways to Make Them Work (Memo to the CEO), Steve Steinhilber, Harvard Business Press, 2008
  • Ecosystem Edge: Sustaining Competitiveness in the Face of Disruption, Around De Meyer and Peter J. Williamson, Stanford Business Books, 2020

Building an international THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB ALLIANCE SYSTEM together follows the some principles of  THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB Networking Strategy on the Level of Institutions:

  • Multi-sectoral
  • Multi-stakeholder
  • Silo-free
  • Profit
  • Non-profit
  • Govermental
Key features of past transformative- and convergence-processes to generate scaleable medical and scientific resources:

Upon reflection on past projects to generate biological resources that have proven transformative in biology in the test of time, the following features emerged:

  • A comprehensive approach to a fundamental clinical and health sciences unit that can propel progress in thousands of laboratories on diverse problems
  • An audacious, but potentially tractable, scale
  • A technology landscape with rapidly decreasing costs and rapidly advancing capabilities
  • Intellectual flexibility in the community that allows goals to evolve
  • Commitment to quality control, with rigorous focus on quality and full transparency
  • International collaboration
  • A strong interdisciplinary leadership group that is chosen and led by scientists, medical professionals, leadership out of the health and hospital provider industry
  • Both larger centers and smaller groups contribute according to strengths and capacity
  • Development of a data-sharing infrastructure
  • Regular scientific and strategy meetings to bring the community together
  • Strong commitment to data sharing, with associated technical solutions: Synchronizing the Scaling of Technology and Solutions for the Quality Scale and Scale of Economics in parallel
  • Clear, inspiring communications for MD`s, Care Professionals, scientists, funders, and the public
  • Attention to ethical issues, such as global equity and privacy
  • Creating an international scaleable framework of values
  • Supportive funders
  • Breakthrough Alliances between Profit and Non-Profit Sector


Meeting, Thinking, Synchronizing and Acting Together brings deeper Understanding and supports the Cultural Change towards Medicine 4.0

Building a harmonized and international Framework of Values and scaleable Standards (SOP`s):

Getting to know the frontline for sustainable Medicine 4.0 and Global Health by meeting colleagues on other platforms fosters intercultural and multi-professional understanding and strengthens international solidarity.

To promote such links, Alliance supports direct exchange between C-Level representatives and guests of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB – at the start we are planing a yearly deletion towards the Precision Medicine World Conference Silicon Valley (USA) and the World Health Summit in Berlin (Germany). These exchanges provide joint learning experiences and Delegation tours also illustrate the parallels between the national effects of the global healthcare system in different regions of the world. Recognising the existence of common challenges as well as exchanging ideas both on how to fight them and on possible solutions inspires both sides in the search for alternatives.

This type of global cohesion is also decisive for political work, facilitating direct exchanges with decision makers that can promote profound change towards HEALTH 4.0.

WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT, October 16-18, 2022 @ Berlin

Health is more than medicine, and the World Health Summit program is intentionally broad, bringing together expertise in science, politics, business, and healthcare. Topics in the 2021 program include:

Vaccines: Moving Towards Health as a Global Public Good

Equal access for all to a COVID-19 vaccine has been a dominant political demand throughout the pandemic. How far have we advanced sharing the vaccine equitably and ensuring that it is considered a global public good? What political lessons have we learned also for other areas of global health? What instruments can help ensure global public goods for health?

Expanding the Role of the European Union in Global Health

The initiatives to create a European Health Union entail an important political opportunity to strengthen the global health role of the EU. The EU’s internal legal and political capacity for health immediately interacts with its goals in global health. A stronger global health role of the EU will bring geopolitical advantages, but will also benefit the global community as well as EU Member States internally. It affects many areas of EU policy including development policies, foreign policies and setting safety standards that impact global health, in areas such as food safety, chemical safety, environmental policies and more recently digital health.

WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All

Global Health needs new economic thinking – a proactive Health for All economic agenda, to shape our economies so they truly have wellbeing and inclusion at the center of how we create value, measure it and distribute it. Returning to the status quo following the pandemic will not be enough – WHO calls for innovation-led transformation of health systems to achieve economic well-being everywhere. We must rethink how we value health. The time has come for a new narrative that sees health not as a cost, but an investment that is the foundation of productive, resilient and stable economies.

The Intersection of COVID-19 and Mental Health

Mental health problems affect us all. The massive unmet need for care, the abuses of fundamental rights of people with mental health problems, and the very low investment in mental health care nationally and through development assistance, are unacceptable, especially during this pandemic. Quite simply, mental health is the orphan child of the health care system and all countries are developing when it comes to mental health. No country will achieve the aspirations of Universal Health Coverage and an effective Health in All Policies approach to the pandemic without addressing mental health, for health care cannot be universal without mental health.

Artificial Intelligence in Global Health(care)

Artificial intelligence has led to improvements in areas of healthcare such as medical imaging, automated clinical decision-making, diagnosis, prognosis, and more. Although AI possesses the capability to revolutionize several fields of medicine, it must be bound by ethical and regulatory approaches that ensure patient’s rights.

Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons from COVID-19

The global response to COVID-19 has called our global pandemic preparedness into question. Now we must build with urgency on experiences made. New forms of collaboration and strengthened partnerships have emerged as central to the response. We have seen unprecedented speed to develop the tests, treatments and vaccines needed to keep the world safe. But the question remains; from science and research to policy and implementation, has the world truly shifted in terms of our ability to react? How can we build towards the future after COVID-19, and ensure preparedness for the challenges to come.

Precision Medicine World Conference, January 26-28, 2022 @ Silicon Valley (USA)

The Foremost Precision Medicine Conference
  • Showcasing latest practical content that helps close the knowledge gap among different sectors
  • Promoting cross-functional fertilization & collaboration to accelerate Precision Medicine
  • Main Tracks and Showcases (7 Total) that provide a mix of established and upcoming perspectives
  • Luminary and Pioneer Award Ceremony honoring those who transform health care by advancing precision medicine in the clinic

The Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) is an independent and established conference series considered to be the preeminent precision medicine conference that attracts recognized leaders, top global researchers and medical professionals, and innovators across healthcare and biotechnology sectors to showcase practical content that helps close the knowledge gap between different sectors, thereby catalyzing cross-functional fertilization and collaboration. Since 2009, recognized as a vital cornerstone for all constituents of the health care and biotechnology community, PMWC provides an exceptional forum for the exchange of information about the latest advances in technology (e.g. DNA sequencing technology), in clinical implementation (e.g. cancer and beyond), research, and in all aspects related to the regulatory and reimbursement sectors.

Co-hosts: Stanford Health Care, UCSF, Johns Hopkins, University of Michigan, Duke University and Duke Health