Prof. Dr. Karl A. Stroetmann MBA PhD FRSM is Senior Research Associate with Empirica Communication & Technology Research in Bonn, Germany, adjunct professor at the School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, BC, Canada, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK. Karl received an MBA. from the Free University, Berlin, Germany (1968) and a PhD in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (1974).
Under his co-leadership empirica established itself as a leading European institute with a broad understanding of policy, strategic, healthcare, clinical, business and socio-economic issues surrounding health systems and Digital Health applications. Karl has provided services to various Directorates General of the European Commission (EC), European Parliament (EP), OECD, WHO, European Space Agency (ESA), industrial players, various national governments, healthcare providers, healthcare insurances, and other health system stakeholders. He was/is principal investigator of European, trans-Atlantic and African projects on health system and Digital Health-related policy issues, strategy and business development studies, socio-economic impact assessment, and health RTD projects.