Dr. Klein is healthy, Dr. Klein is 55+, Dr. Klein has spent 10 years with developing and implementing preventive medical concepts and principles for the SIEMENS AG in Munich during his time as one of their Occupational Health Specialists. Preventive medicine was given a breakthrough in 1986 when the WHO made a definition of what is health. Dr. Klein was the man of the first hour to translate “health being a goal” into corporate activities, corporate health management and corporate culture.
Nowaday, Dr. Klein is crystallizing his vast experiences in prevention for concepts and principles for managing the health of seniors, who are on themselves and not anymore under the protecting umbrellas of a company offering health management services internally. The GERAS project is one of these results for which he developed and coined the medical and preventive philosophy substantially.
According to experience and research for healthy ageing he suggests six pillars as factors which need to be translated into a culture surrounding the elderly for a perfect healthy ageing management:
Since 3 years Dr. Klein develops with teams of freelancers solutions in healthcare and for hospital development. Find the projects at www.healthcsi.de.
Developing an innovation is not a trivial venture, it needs a dedicated team with a valuable vision. Strange enough, but the majority of innovations can be found when we consequently rethink processes and services with a focus to the customer. The word customer when used for a patient creates still resistance and cerebro-sclerotic reactions among doctors trapped in paternalistic medicine.
Dr. Klein thinks that medicine needs to be re-thought. On the other hand the big data progress and telemedical sensors seem to bring a paradigmatic change for traditional healthcare settings. The thrill has just begun to work.
The patient´s journey to health may invlude travel. Intercultural and cross-border medicine is a constant driver of innovation. A glamoorous industry.
The series of international medical tourism conferences started when Dr. Klein and a colleague were hanging around on a special trade fair in Moscow in October 2006 and were both surprised and shocked when they saw what kind of bullshit services wanted to enter the market. The hit was this service promising future parents green eyes for their children when deciding for a special fertility treatment.
The conversation was as follows. A: “There must something be done to stop this madness.”
B: “How do you want to do this? There is no international regulatory authority in medicine.”
A: “Maybe an international conference, but hell who should do this and how?”
Being the chairman of the congress, B invited A for the opening speech at the first international conference for medical tourism in Munich 2008, one and a half year later. B was Dr. Klein. The story reveals a bit about how B is thinking.
Sometimes companies need to go for a change.
|A branch of a large company was practically bankrupt, the leaders came together for a large workshop in a hotel. The CEO visited Dr. Klein in his hotel room at midnight and spoke to him.
CEO: “We will change here everything, the departments, the structure, the organization. This is the hardware. You have studied the human brain. Make me a brainwash for 36.000 employees, our software.”
Dr. Klein: “Ay, ay Sir. ”They called it Culture Change from then on. The company made a turnaround and recovered for another 10 years. The visions did their work which was 20 years ago.
|Sensitize – Verify – Accept – Transfer: this sequence is a didactic principle to get practical knowledge transferred to reality. We call it “training”.
Lao Tse said: “Put your self in the back and it will enter the room.” Same wisdom is true and is a good recipe to become an excellent trainer. The knowledge and skills you are asked to transfer to a group are part of your inner self. The transfer happens most effectively when the group needs to find it and explore your way of thinking rather than being fed with it aggressively and manipulatively.
Let the group shape the learning process and discover what the essentials are which they will need to apply in the future – rather than obeying their master and following slavishly his orders.
Training is fun or simply not effective.
Life seems full of stories only when you integrate and reflect your daily experiences. Story writing is “inner hygiene” or “clearing the mind”.
With stories things can be told which are unbelievable otherwise and vice versa the unbelievable in phantasy may appear as a true story…
In the twilights of this instrument, the movie, we can wander between the real and unreal worlds. If we are skilled we can make the good side of things becoming stronger. Provided we can see the good things.
A list of the scripts and plots will come soon on www.zensur-verlag.de
Click here to see a teaser of what has been realized. The movie achievements are listed in Dr. Klein´s CV. Click on his photo in the main menu.
| A colorful selection of freshly squeezed brain snacks.
Dr. Klein was authoring several books. “Only with humor and irony one can see clear”, is the motto of his style. And nothing is perfect without self-irony – Cary Grant could have said that.
In our manipulative media world there must be a voice for the unusual, for the new, for the under-represented insights, for people who need to find objective information.
Book projects of Dr. Klein and the magazine project “The Patients.com” (click and read the prototype) try to get closer to these goals. This is why Dr. Klein is continuing his writing: books, movie scripts, articles.
See also: www.zensur-verlag.de
Born at Nuremberg, 6.5.1951, four children
- Strategic company development of an international patient service,
- sales and marketing,
- conference development,
- medical and partner management,
- consulting services to international clinics in Germany
- Editor in Chief of the Europe Health Magazine
build up of an international preventive medical department at Starnberg Hospital (Checkup
“Vision 2005 – Es sind die Menschen” (UMTS Vision, Corporate Movie for SIEMENS), 15 min video, 1996
„Telew@ys 2005” (Vision how people will work and communicate in 2005), 30 min video, 1997
“Knowledge Management” (Educational movie for the Fed. Min. of Science and Education in Germany), 30 min video, 1997
More change and restructuring projects including trainings for:
Projects for implementing the Learning Organisation (Siemens, Infineon)
Change management projects (e.g. customer orientation with T-Systems)
Intercultural negotiation skills (VDI, T-Systems)
Creativity workshops (Siemens, MAN, Schörghuber, Arxes, EON)
Intercultural team development/post merger integration(Siemens Hongkong,
Strategy- and leadership (Siemens München, Trane, Microsoft)
Vision development and implementation works (several companies in the IT sector, incl. SIEMENS)
Stress management (Siemens, VDI, T-Systems, high schools, other)
Conflict management skills (Bull, Vereinte Vers.)
Speaker on international hospital marketing
Management training of hospital staff
Speaker activities (Stress management, Creativity, Learning Organization,
1994: SIEMENS ROLM in Santa Clara, USA: assisting culture change projects
1993 -1995: Multiple courses and education in economics, management and communication skills 1985 - 1995 Occupational Health and Internal Medicine at SIEMENS AG in Munich, focused on:
Preventive medicine (concepts, courses, events, lectures, internal insurance consulting)
HIV prevention and communication campaigns with the Fed. Ministries in Germany (see also Handbook on “AIDS and Occupational Health”)
Stress management for executives (trainings and personal coaching, over 3000 managers trained from various clients)
Tropical disease prevention
Trainings in creativity development as a personality trait
Innovation shops (product development, process innovation)
Personal coaching of higher management
Cultural integration and coaching of expatriate families and project teams in China, South East Asia, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Siberia, Oman
Medical Surveys for preparation of international hospital and telecom projects
Consultant of various commissions for tropical medicine and epidemiologic questions in Germany
o 1993 Medical Survey for SIEMENS to Siberia (Jekaterinburg, Cheljabinsk, Novosibirsk) for the preparation of a telecom project (Rostelekom)
o 1992 Medical Survey for SIEMENS in mainland China, Taiwan and Thailand
o 1990 Medical Survey for SIEMENS in Kiev due to radiation concerns of expatriates
o 1987 extended Medical Survey for SIEMENS projects in China Mainland
o 1985: Examen for Specialist in Internal Medicine
o 1987: Examen for Specialist in Occupational Health
o 1979 – 1985: postgraduate medical education at
- Kreiskrankenhaus Erding
- Zentralkrankenhaus Augsburg
- Radiology Munich
o 1978: Examen of State in Medicine and ECFMG (US) and Doctors degree
o 1971 – 1978: University of Munich Medical School and McGill University in Montreal, Canada:
- Ethology and Ethnology (behavioural sciences, projects in Borneo and Peru)
o Elementary and High Schools, Abitur (University Entrance Diploma)
Mannheim and Munich
o Languages: English, Italian, German. Basics in Spanish, French, Cantonese.
List of Publications (only books listed here):
mvg Verlag, Landsberg, 2000
Contribution in: Absolute Customer Care
Wie verhindere ich Kundenorientierung?
(How to sabotage customer orientation)
Hrsg. A. Papmehl
Signum Verlag, Wien, 1998
100 Fettnäpfe im neuen Job –
So versagen Sie als Führungskraft garantiert
(100 traps in your new job – a guide for guaranteed failure as manager)
mvg Verlag, Landsberg, 1997
Das haben wir schon immer so gemacht –
Ein Kommunikationsratgeber für Veränderungsgegner
(The way we did it always – a practical guide for enemies of change)
mvg Verlag, Landsberg, 1996
Innovationsprozesse: Kreativität und gehirngerechtes Arbeiten, München 1994
(Innovation: creativity and brain-adjusted work flows)
Stress am Arbeitsplatz(deutsch/englisch),
(Stress at Work)
Konzentratives Entspannungstraining für Manager, München 1991
(Concentrative Relaxation Technique)
(The CAD workplace), in: Arbeitsmedizin,
Sozialmedizin, Präventivmedizin, 7/91
Handbuch AIDS und HIV-Infektionen
Betriebsärztliche Gesichtspunkte, Landsberg 1988
(AIDS and Occupational Health)
The smallest and most effective particles in communication. But what “are” they and how do they affect thoughts?
The meme research is full of assumptions and theories. Nobody could yet answer the question: “What is the biological equivalent of what we call a meme?” The question only is for many a sacrilege driven by the dogma that the mind is not a biological phenomenon.
But, wait, to where is this leading to? Are we allowed to enter the magic circus of memes without being punished for knowing too much in the end? And what if thoughts can be contagious in the very meaning of the word?
To explore the secrets of memes is a never ending exercise for our brain and keeps us young. Healthy Ageing by finding memes? Has something….
Oh yes, the answer for what they are is: