Elsevier Health CEO Michael Hansen joined Executive FaceTime host Hal Espo to discuss the future of health care publishing and Elsevier’s evolving business model.
Within the healthcare electronic information industry broadly, what is the role of electronic medical records (EMRs) and what is the broader play for all manner of content companies within the space?
The competitive landscape changes as one moves up the value chain from content to software application/workflow tools. How does Elsevier Health see itself playing in the sandbox of such non-natural competitors?
Healthcare practitioner workflow tools require innovation. How does Elsevier Health transform itself into being a leader in innovation?
How will the economic downturn accelerate Elsevier Health’s strategy of improving healthcare outcomes by accelerating content integration into the customer workflow?
Michael Hansen serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier Health Sciences. Elsevier Health is a global publisher of books, journals, magazines and on-line resources for physicians and healthcare
practitioners serving users in 20 languages.
Prior Hansen was President and Chief Executive Officer of Harcourt Assessment at the time the global education brand of Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE: RUK and ENL). Reed Elsevier is a world-leading publisher and information provider operating in the science and medical, legal, education, and business-to-business industry sectors.
Before joining Reed Elsevier Hansen was Executive Vice President at Bertelsmann AG, a $20 billion global media company. While at Bertelsmann AG, Michael led a company-wide restructuring effort focused on significantly improving under-performing business units.
Michael also spent 10 years at The Boston Consulting Group, the leading strategy consulting firm, the last five as Vice President & Director, Co-Chairman: e-business & Media Practice.
Hansen has a Master of Law degree from the University of Bonn, Germany and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York.
Hansen is also a member of the Board of Directors with John’s Hopkins’ Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS).