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Motiv zu Minister of Social Affairs Beate Hartinger-Klein

Minister of Social Affairs Beate Hartinger-Klein

Beate Hartinger-Klein (Fotograf: Johannes Zinner)

Personal Details:

  • Born on 9 September 1959 in Graz
  • Austrian citizen
  • Religion: protestant, Augsburg Confession
  • Married to University Lecturer Dr. Andreas Klein (Protestant theologian, ethicist)
  • 2 children: Richard and Elisabeth

Education:

  • Commercial Academy Graz, school leaving/university entrance examination 1979
  • Degree in Social and Economic Sciences, Karl Franzens University Graz, graduation in 1984

Professional Training:

  • Counselling
  • In-service examination of the Austrian Social Insurance Institutions
  • Training in business controlling
  • Training in auditing

Professional Experience:

  • Trainee at an accountancy firm/tax consultancy (Sommerauer/Graz)
  • Management consultant (Kastner & Öhler mail order company/Graz)
  • Department Leader for Internal Auditing and Profitability Analysis, Staff Unit Leader for Controlling and Information (Steiermärkische Krankenanstalten GmbH - Styrian Hospitals)
  • Senior Consultant at Vamed
  • General Manager at the Federation of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions
  • Deputy General Director at the Federation of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions
  • Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Social Insurance Pension Fund AG
  • Managing Director of Health Care Consulting Deloitte GmbH
  • Hartinger-Klein Consulting GmbH
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Kepler University Clinic Linz
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Gespag
  • Member of the General Assembly of the Pension Insurance Institution

Additional Activities:

  • Member of the Provincial Parliament of Styria
  • Member of the Provincial Commission of the Financing Fund for Styrian Hospitals
  • Member of the National Council (Lower House of the Austrian Parliament)
  • Spokeswoman for Austrian Hospitals
  • Spokeswoman for the National Audit Office
  • Spokeswoman for Volunteers
  • Expert Lay Judge of the Federal Administrative Court for Social Issues

Lectureships:

  • Controlling in Non-Profit Organisations: University of Graz, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Vienna
  • Austrian Institute for Hospital Management (ÖIK) / Krems Academy: Hospital Management
  • Vienna Hospitals Consortium: Controlling course
  • IIR: Controlling and the DRG hospital financing system
  • Krems University of Applied Sciences: Social insurance management
  • Krems University of Applied Sciences: Business Consulting
  • St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences: Digital Health Care: Controlling and Accounting

Awards:

  • Golden Ring of Honour of the Austrian Social Insurance Institutions 2013
  • Health Manager of the Month April 2014 (Austrian Economic Chamber)

Publications:

  • together with Peter Haas and Andreas Klein: Gesundheitstelematik: medizinische, ökonomische und ethische Gesichtspunkte, ZfME 59 (2013), 19-31.
  • together with Andreas Klein: Können Patienten ihre eigene Gesundheitsversorgung steuern?, in: Krczal, Albin/Krczal Eva (eds.): Aktuelle Fragen im Gesundheitsmanagement 2, FS Josef Dézsy, Wien 2014, 27-44.
  • Controlling im Krankenhaus, in: Günter Ebert (ed.): Controlling. Managementfunktion und Führungskonzeption, Grundwerk inkl. 26. Nachlieferung 6/1997, Anwendung. Branchen/Dienstleistungen II, Chapter 9, MI, Landsberg/Lech 1997.
  • together with Josef Horner and Siegfried Koitz: Medikamentencontrolling, in: Eugen Hauke (ed.): Controlling im Krankenhaus. Ein Handbuch für alle Führungskräfte im Krankenhaus, Vol. 3, section 5.4.3: Sonstiges medizinisches Controlling, Ergänzungslieferung 1/93, Ueberreuter, Wien 1993.
  • Operationale Ziele des medizinischen Controlling, in: Eugen Hauke (ed.): Controlling im Krankenhaus. Ein Handbuch für alle Führungskräfte im Krankenhaus, Vol. 1, Section 5.2: Operationale Ziele, Grundausstattung 1/92, Ueberreuter, Wien 1992.
  • Controlling im Krankenhaus, in: Eugen Hauke (ed.): Leistungsorientierte Planung im Krankenhaus. Ein partizipativer Ansatz für die Praxis, Ueberreuter, Wien 1994, 179-215.