Knowledge exchange

Across our networks, our members share the latest information, ideas, innovations, and strategies for today’s healthcare leaders.

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Leading transformation together.

We are committed to connecting members across our global community, learning from each other’s experiences and good practice. We promote international collaboration on the key issues facing hospital managers. We also support sharing ideas, innovations, and new models of care – leading transformation together. Find out more

World Hospital Congress

The annual World Hospital Congress is an event like no other. Our global forum brings together IHF Members and leaders of hospitals, health services, and healthcare organizations. Providing an invaluable networking opportunity, the themes chosen for each congress focus on the biggest trends and common issues in the sector.

Expert-led sessions are complemented by workshops, breakouts, scientific posters, exhibitors from across the industry, social events, local hospital visits and much more. It’s a hive of knowledge exchange, collaboration, and innovation – a chance to gather our international community to focus on what healthcare leaders can learn from each other to improve service delivery at home.

IHF Awards

The IHF Awards were launched in 2015 and are recognized around the world as the premier awards programme to honour hospitals and healthcare organizations. Each year, the winners are announced during a special Awards Ceremony at the World Hospital Congress.

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Join our global network – sharing commitment to improve the level, quality, and sustainability of healthcare service delivery.

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Special Interest Groups

Our Special Interest Groups are a platform for peer-to-peer collaboration. The topics focus on the most important themes for hospital leaders across the globe. Participation is open to members with relevant experience, professional interests, and commitment to the goals of each group.

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Harnessing Big Data SIG

In partnership with Vizient, this Special Interest Group focuses on the imperatives and advantages of harnessing big data and analytics to improve performance in healthcare systems.

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Telehealth SIG

Innovative digital health solutions help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in critical care settings. This Special Interest Group, in partnership with Teladoc Health, focuses on navigating the future of telehealth for hospitals and health service providers.

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Online events

Focusing on many different aspects of hospital management, our online events include webinars presented by experts, workshops, masterclasses, and invitation-only discussion groups for particular groups of our members.

2 to 5 October, 2023

3rd annual Sustainability Week: Countdown to COP28

COP28 is the critical climate event of the year. In the run-up, companies are preparing announcements, tightening their emission-reduction targets...


3 to 5 October, 2023

GS1 Healthcare Global Conference 2023

Join the 38th GS1 Healthcare Global Conference in beautiful São Paulo, Brazil, and virtually, from 3 to 5 October 2023....


15 to 17 October, 2023

World Health Summit 2023

The World Health Summit is the unique international strategic forum for global health. Held annually in Berlin, it brings together...


16 to 17 October, 2023

World Cancer Leaders Summit

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit will be hosted by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the American Cancer Society (ACS),...


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