Health Care Management

Viktoria Steinbeck

Viktoria is a Research Fellow at the Department of Management in Healthcare since August 2020. Viktoria worked for a variety of stakeholders in the health care sector, including the European Commission, Allianz and the German Network for Health Services Research (DNVF). In her previous role as political consultant in Brussels, she focused on a range of EU health policy issues from vaccine prevention to rare diseases and cancer.

She gained her Bachelor in Science in European Public Health from Maastricht University and two Masters of Science in Health Economics and Health Policy, Innovation and Management at Maastricht and Cologne University. As visiting researcher at Columbia University New York, her research targeted the application of behavioural economic insights to the health sector.

From August 2024 to August 2025, Viktoria Steinbeck will be conducting research as a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow for one year in the USA to integrate the perspective of patients into the measurement of low-value care and analyze differences in the receipt of low-value care between genders in the USA and Germany.

At the department, she works in the following projects:

  • PROMoting Quality: Using Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) to improve the outcome quality after hip and knee replacement, funded by the German Innovation fund (Innovationsfond)
  • PROMchronic: Potential of PROMs and Patient-reported Experience Measures (PREMs) to improve care of chronically ill patients, funded by the German Innovation fund (Innovationsfond)
  • PROMs – an international comparison: Challenges and success factors for the implementation in Germany, funded by the Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • PROMs in German speaking countries: Status quo and outlook, funded by the Bertelsmann Stiftung

 

Research forcus

  • Value-based Healthcare
  • Patient-reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)
  • Differences in Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) between genders
  • Behavioural health policy

Curriculum vitae

Academia

2020 – now | Research Fellow – Technical University Berlin, Deptartment of Healthcare Management

2020 - now | PhD/Dr rer oec Candidate – Technical University Berlin, Deptartment of Healthcare Management

2018 | Visiting Research Scholar - Columbia University New York, Deptartment of Health Policy and Management

2016 - 2018 | Double Master of Science Master Sc. Health Economics and Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management – University of Cologne and Maastricht University

2014 | Voluntary Researcher - University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science

2014 | Exchange semester - Metropolitan University College Copenhagen

2000- 2007 | Bachelor of Science in European Public Health – Maastricht University

 

Scholarship

2017 – 2018 | Germany Scholarship (Deutschland Stipendium)

 

Professional experience

2018 – 2019 | Incisive Health (Health policy consultancy) - Consultant - Brussels

2017 | German Network for Health Services Research (DNVF) - Student Assistant - Cologne

2015 - 2016 | Allianz Insurance Germany and Benelux - Trainee - Munich and Brussels

2015 | European Commission, DG SANTE - Health Program Management Trainee - Luxembourg

Publications

Steinbeck V, Bischof A, Schöner L, Kuklinski D, Geissler A, Pross C, Busse R (2024). Gender health gap pre- and post-joint arthroplasty: Identifying affected patient-reported health domains. Int J Equity Health 23, 44. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-024-02131-5 

Langenberger B, Steinbeck V, [co-first] Busse R (2024). Who Benefits From Hip Arthroplasty or Knee Arthroplasty? Preoperative Patient-reported Outcome Thresholds Predict Meaningful Improvement. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2024 Feb 21. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000002994. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38393816.

Bischof A, Steinbeck V, Bohlen K et al. (2023). What is the association between gender and self-perceived health status when controlling for disease-specific conditions? A retrospective data analysis of pre- and post-operative EQ-5D-5L differences in total hip and knee arthroplasty. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. DOI: 10.1186/s12891-023-07026-0

Steinbeck V, Langenberger B, Schöner L, et al. (2023). Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Monitoring to Improve Quality of Life After Joint Replacement: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 6(9):e2331301. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.31301

Steinbeck V, Ernst S, Pross C & Busse R (2023).Monetäre und nicht monetäre Anreize für die PROM-Nutzung [Monetary and non-monetary Incentives for the utilization of PROMs]. In Fürchtenicht, A., H. Wehling, M. Grote Westrick, S. Busse. Patient-Reported Outcomes – Wie die Patientenperspektive die Versorgung transformieren wird [Patient Reported Outcomes – How the patient perspective transforms healthcare] (pp. 119-125). Bertelsmann Stiftung (Hrsg.). Gütersloh

Steinbeck V, Ernst S & Pross C (2023). Ein Framework für die PROM-Einführung im Gesundheitssystem [A framework for the implementation of PROMs in the healthcare system]. In Das Value-Based Healthcare Buch – Gesundheitsversorgung nachhaltig gestalten [The Value-Based Healthcare book – Creating sustainable healthcare]. In Deerberg-Wittram J, Kirchberger V & Rüter F (Hrsg.) (pp. 189-198). Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft.

Ernst S, Steinbeck V, Pross C & Busse R (2023). Qualitätsorientierte Vergütung [Quality-oriented payments]. Das Value-Based Healthcare Buch – Gesundheitsversorgung nachhaltig gestalten [The Value-Based Healthcare book – Creating sustainable healthcare]. In Deerberg-Wittram J, Kirchberger V, & Rüter F (Hrsg.) (pp. 200-209). Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft.

Langenberger B, Steinbeck V, Schöner L, Busse R, Pross C & Kuklinski D (2023). Exploring treatment effect heterogeneity of a PROMs alert intervention in knee and hip arthroplasty patients: A causal forest application. Computers in Biology and Medicine 163: 101118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2023.107118

Ernst S, Steinbeck V [co-first], Busse R & Pross C (2022) Toward System-Wide Implementation of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: A Framework for Countries, States, and Regions. Value in Health 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2022.04.1724

Steinbeck V, Ernst S, Burger M & Pross C (2022). Nutzung von Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) im deutschsprachigen Raum – Ergebnisse einer Online-Befragung [Utilization of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in the German speaking countries – Results of an online survey]. Bertelsmann Stiftung (Hrsg.). https://doi.org/10.11586/2022055

Ernst S & Steinbeck V (2022). Value-based Healthcare: Wie Werte Wert stiften können [Value-based Healthcare: How values deliver value]. Roche Diagnostics (Diagnostik im Dialog).

Steinbeck V, Ernst S & Pross C (2021). Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Die richtigen Fragen stellen [Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Asking the right questions]. Führen und Wirtschaften im Krankenhaus (f&w).

Steinbeck V, Ernst S & Pross C (2021). Patient-Reported Outcome Meausres (PROMs) – an international comparison: Challenges and success strategies for the implementation in Germany. Bertelsmann Stiftung (Hrsg.). https://doi.org/10.11586/2021048

Steinbeck V, Ernst S & Pross C (2021). Patient-Reported Outcome Meausres (PROMs) – ein internationaler Vergleich: Herausforderungen und Erfolgsfaktoren für die Umsetzung von PROMs in Deutschland [Patient-Reported Outcome Meausres (PROMs) – an international comparison: Challenges and success strategies for the implementation in Germany]. Bertelsmann Stiftung (Hrsg.). https://doi.org/10.11586/2021053

Ruggeri K, Folke T, Benzerga A, Verra S, Büttner C, Steinbeck V, et al (2020). Nudging New York: Adaptive models and the limits of behavioral interventions to reduce no-shows and health inequalities. BMC Health Serv Res 2020; 20:1–11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05097-6.

Teaching

Value-based Healthcare (VBHC) Intensiv Seminar. Interdisciplinary seminar for professionals, Master- and PhD students. Co-creator, course coordinator and Lecturer – 2021, 2022, 2023

Kern 1: Krankheitsverteilung und Handlungsansätze. Master of Science in Public Health Modul at the Berlin School of Public Health (BSPH) – 2020/2021, 2021/2022, 2022/2023