Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management (CRHIM)

We research innovation management in the health sector, with a particular focus on health system reforms; patient mobility; risk, operations and quality management; and optimization of the value chain.


  • Bring together evidence, know-how and ideas in the healthcare field.
  • Provide better and more efficient care.
  • Create real value for patients and professionals.
  • Foster synergies and the exchange of experiences and knowledge.
  • Encourage greater leverage of research-related opportunities.
  • Strengthen innovation and technology in healthcare delivery.

Research lines:

  • Integrated care
  • eHealth & telemedicine
  • Outcome-based contracting
  • European and global health policy
  • Patient involvement and adherence
  • Chronicity
  • Efficiency and productivity
  • Health analysis
  • Innovation
  • Managing for excellence – the hospital of the future

Research projects


Automated glucose control at home for people with chronic disease                             

Project Type: Innovation by Design

Project Leader: Profil Institut für Stoffwechselforschung GmbH (Germany)

Partners: IESE Business School (Spain), Air Liquide Santé International (France), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Medical University of Lodz (Poland), Sanofi-Aventis France (France), Institute for Applied Quality Improvement and Research in Health Care GmbH (Germany), European Research and Project Office GmbH (Germany), CellNovo Group (France)

Duration: 24 months (01/01/2016-31/12/2017)
There is a great and ever increasing socioeconomic burden on Europe due to the prevalence of people with multiple chronic diseases. CLOSE serves to innovate homecare for severely ill, insulin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by offering an integrated product and service package (AP+). Blood glucose levels will be controlled by an artificial pancreas (AP) that will be installed at the patients’ home, operated through trained caregivers, and remote controlled (telehealth). CLOSE will provide a French test scenario, which paves the roads between prescribers, patients and payers and demonstrates effective, safe and cost-efficient operation of AP+. CLOSE plans to then tailor AP+ to other homecare systems and reimbursement policies for deployment across Europe. The ambition of CLOSE is to improve homecare for patients, alleviate strain on supporting relatives, prevent further health complications, and reduce treatment costs.


The Health Movement – for patient empowerment

Project Type: Innovation by Design

Project Leader: RISE Research Institute of Sweden AB (Sweden)

Partners: IESE Business School (Spain), Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital (Sweden), University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UK), Agencia de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya (Spain), Semmelweis Egyetem (Hungary), Stockholms Läns Landsting (Sweden), Merck Sharp & Dohme AB (Sweden), City of Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Duration: 12 months (01/01/20167-31/12/2017)

The Health Movement is an initiative originating from non-healthcare provider actors within the healthcare system with a mutual interest to improve health outcomes. The common goal is shared by private, public and community actors to create a healthier life. The Health Movement will prevent chronic diseases from emerging, and increase quality of life for individuals that are already sick. Based on the individual’s preferences and situation, the Health Movement creates an ecosystem of community actors to help the individual lead a healthy lifestyle, comply with treatment and get personalised care. Health index provides means for the region to follow up health on a population level and is the base for reimbursement to service providers.


Project Type: Innovation by Design

Project Leader: Viseo (France)

Partners: IESE Business School (Spain), Université Grenoble-Alpes (France), Hospital Universitari Clinic Barcelona (Spain), Philips (The Netherlands), P.A.U. Education (Spain), Aviron Grenoblois (France), AGIR à dom (France), Grenoble Metropol Cyclisme (France), Centre Médical Rocheplane (France)

Duration: 12 months (01/01/2017-31/12/2017)

It is now well established that sport brings health benefits even if practiced at a low intensity. However, there is a gap between sport practice in society and its use in the medical domain. Sport4Health aims to fill this gap by connecting sports associations, healthcare professionals and patients. It will provide sport prescriptions, safety check and feedback through a digital environment. The project will focus on the deleterious association between sleep apnea and obesity.


Project Type: Innovation by Design

Project Leader: Sanofi-Aventis (France)

Partners: IESE Business School (Spain), Oxford University (UK), CGI France SAS (France), BePatient (France), Hyphenstat (France)

Duration: 12 months (01/01/2016-31/12/2016)

Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) are stressing health systems and affecting companies directly through health cost and losses of productivity. Recently, European companies have been trying to tackle this issue through health management programs. Nevertheless, health outcomes are hardly quantified. To ensure the long‐lasting investment of these costly wellness programs, it is vital for companies to implement efficient interventions and evaluate scientifically their effects on 1) Employee lifestyle behavior changes, 2) Health cost and absenteeism. The objectives of WARM‐APP (Assess, Monitor & Adjust your Wellness Program) are to provide a solution for companies implementing wellness programs at the workplace. This solution empowers managers to assess the real impact of their investments on their employees’ health behaviour changes and permits to adjust their interventions to match their ROI expectations.

Patient Miner

Project Type: Innovation by Ideas

Project Leader: Université Grenoble-Alpes (France)

Partners: IESE Business School (Spain), Viseo (France), Hospital Universitari Clinic Barcelona (Spain)

Duration: 12 months (01/01/2016-31/12/2016)

PatientMiner develops an original strategy based on intelligent semantic data mining to make sense of unstructured text information from Electronic Health Records (such as individual medical files) for mapping personal trajectories of disease progression in patients with multiple, multi-morbid chronic diseases, thus supporting the development of prediction models and early intervention strategies aimed at improving the delivery of care in ageing populations.

AdHopHTA (2012-2015)

Adopting Hospital Based Health Technology Assessment in EU.


Definition of a new an innovative hospital organizational model based on Clinical Management Units. The research analyzes the levels of autonomy and the barriers to implement the model.

Hospital of the Future

Envisioning the European hospital of the future with leading hospitals from Sweden, Germany and Spain. The study focuses on organisational models, clinical leadership and transformation challenges.


New framework to measure an innovation based on stakeholders perceptions of the coverage of their needs. Four examples of framework appliance on real health innovations.

Managing the End of Malaria

With ISGlobal, IESE‐CRHIM developed a three day seminar focusing on managerial issues related to the fight against Malaria.

Remote patient management

Research on perception towards Remote Patient Management in Spain. The study analyzes the support among patients and health professionals for wider deployment of RPM.

SDH-Net (2011-2015)

Building sustainable capacity for research for health and its social determinants in low and middle income countries.

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Journal Articles (refereed)

CASH-GIBSON, L., TIGOVA, O., ALONSO, A., ROSENMÖLLER, M., BINKLEY, G. (2019). Project INTEGRATE: Developing a Framework to Guide Design, Implementation and Evaluation of People-centred Integrated Care Processes. International Journal of Integrated Care, 19 (3), 1 - 11. doi:10.5334/ijic.4178.
CICCHETTI, A., IACOPINO, V., CORETTI, S., FIORE, A., MARCHETTI, M., SAMPIETRO-COLOM, L., ... KIVET, R.-A. (2018). Toward A Contingency Model For Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment: Evidence From Adhophta Project. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 34 (2), 205 - 211. doi:10.1017/S0266462318000119.
SAMPIETRO-COLOM, L., LACH, K., PASTERNACK, I., WASSERFALLEN, J.-B., CICCHETTI, A., MARCHETTI, M., ... ULST, M. (2015). Guiding Principles For Good Practices In Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment Units. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 31 (6), 457 - 465. doi:10.1017/S0266462315000732.
CASH-GIBSON, L., GUERRA, G., SALGADO-DE-SNYDER, N. (2015). SDH-NET: A South-North-South Collaboration to Build Sustainable Research Capacities on Social Determinants of Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Health Research Policy and Systems, 13 (45). doi:10.1186/s12961-015-0048-1. (Online first)
CASH-GIBSON, L., ROSENMÖLLER, M. (2014). Project INTEGRATE - A Common Methodological Approach to Understand Integrated Health Care in Europe. International Journal of Integrated Care, 14, 1 - 11.

Edited books

ROSENMÖLLER, M., WHITEHOUSE, D., WILSON, P. (2014). Managing eHealth: From Vision to Reality. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.


IBÁÑEZ GARCÍA, J., ROVIRA, E., RIBERA, J. (2021). Telemedicina e innovación en diabetes. Telemedicina de calidad para las personas con diabetes insulinizadas. IESE.
JORDI COHEN,, JESÚS CUERVO, CARLOS CRESPO, JAUME RIBERA, RIBERA, J. (2021). Evaluación de futuros fármacos y tecnologías sanitarias con metodología horizon scanning. IESE.
RIBERA, J., COHEN, J., GABÁS, C., ACEITUNO, S. (2021). Encuesta a expertos sobre la situación actual del proceso asistencial de pacientes con espondiloartritis axial (EspAax) y de pacientes con artritis psoriásica (APs) en España. IESE.
CHRIM - CENTER RESEARCH HEALTHCARE INNOVATION MANAGEMENT,, VIFOR PHARMA (2021). La salud en el centro de nuestra sociedad. Ideas para un debate pendiente. IESE, Barcelona, España.
COHEN, J., CRESPO, C., RIBERA, J. (2020). Variabilidad en la adopción de biosimilares.


RIBERA J., J., ARNAL, L., CEBRIÁN, M., ESQUERDO, M., MARKAKIS, M., ZHU, W. (2021). COVID-19 Management at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital (Abridged). IESE, P-1192-E.
RIBERA J., J., ARNAL, L., CEBRIÁN, M., ESQUERDO, M., MARKAKIS, M., ZHU, W. (2021). Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron: gestión de la COVID-19 (abreviado). IESE, P-1192.
RIBERA J., J., MARKAKIS, M., ZHU, W., CEBRIÁN, M. (2021). Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron: gestión de la COVID-19. IESE, P-1188.
SCHULMAN, K., ROSENMÖLLER, M. (2020). Apple Health Records. IESE, P-1177-E.
MAS, N., ROSENMÖLLER, M. (2017). Innovating Healthcare in the Basque Country: Moving to Chronic Care Management. IESE, P-1148-E.