Clémence Mainpin, M.P.A., is a 2021–22 French Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. She is a project manager for the French Ministry of Health where she designed and drove implementation of several public healthcare policies, including the national strategy for telemedicine with new pricing prototypes, the public hospital reform law that reorganized the 891 public hospitals into 135 public hospital trusts and the national experimentation framework.

Improving and transforming health systems has always been the main driver of her professional path. She first led transformation on the ground level, within a university hospital where she began her career as Head of Performance, Head of Finances and Deputy Director of Maternity Services.

She truly has an innovative nature. She implemented design thinking methods into public authorities practices. She co-founded the program called HOSPITALENTS dedicated to promote intrapreneurship within public hospitals through hackathons. She is also highly concerned by empowerment issues. She takes part in a national incubator for project holders to provide every health professional a robust infrastructure to develop a prototype and make a proof of concept for any kind of organizational innovation. In this incubator, she co-designed and supervised an experimentation to switch from fee-for-service payment model to value-based healthcare, for cataract surgery.

She is a passionate believer in information transmission and sharing, which is why she notably lectures at the EHESP School of Public Health that every French Public Hospital Director has to graduate from. She is also a founding member of the University of Change Management, a public/private project to drive pragmatic reform in the healthcare system

Clémence graduated from McGill University (2006), from Sciences Po Paris (2008) and from the French School of Public Health (2011). She also holds a certification in advanced management from ICN Business School (2012).

Clémence currently conducts a research project on intrapreneurship and excubation models. She studies how to transform caregivers’ employees into entrepreneurs, through intrapreneurship programs.