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Strategic purchasing for universal health coverage: theory and practice Presented by the iHEA Financing for Universal Health Coverage SIG Tuesday, March 26, 2019
8:00 AM ET* Speakers: Inke Mathauer; Gemini Mtei; Ahmed Khalifa, Elina Dale
To understand the importance of strategic purchasing for UHC
To learn about key elements of strategic purchasing
To illustrate how countries have moved towards strategic purchasing in practical ways
1.“Purchasing health services for universal health coverage: how to make it more strategic”
Inke Mathauer, PhD, Senior Health Financing Specialist, WHO – Geneva
2.“Direct Health Facility Financing as a practical approach for strengthening strategic purchasing in Tanzania”
Gemini Mtei, PhD, Senior Finance Team Lead, Public Sector Systems Strengthening (PS3) Project/USAID, United Republic of Tanzania
3.”Implementing the UHI law of Egypt: key issues of strategic purchasing and its governance arrangements?”
Ahmed Khalifa, Health Economist, WHO CO in Egypt
4.Q &A (30 min)
Elina Dale, PhD, Health Financing Technical Officer, WHO – Geneva
Inke Mathauer; Gemini Joseph Mtei; Ahmed Khalifa; Elina Dale
Health System's performance: how to measure it and why? Presented by the iHEA Health System's Efficiency SIG Friday, March 29, 2019 9:00 AM ET* Speaker: Zeynep Or, Research Director, The Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics
This webinar will introduce a general framework for thinking about health system’s performance and present different measurement methods, reflecting on issues emerging in the debate about international comparisons of different health systems. The webinar aims to provide insights into comparative analyses of health systems and promote a better understanding of the potential and limitations of performance measurement.
Speaker: Zeynep Or
Zeynep Or is research director at IRDES and is also affiliated to the department of economics in University Paris-Dauphine. She has a PhD. and HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches). Zeynep specializes in evaluation of health system’s performance from an international comparison perspectives, including the determinants of health outcomes, analysis of efficiency, equity and health service quality. More about Zeynep can be accessed here.
Adult vs. Adolescent Preferences for EQ-5D-Y Health States Presented by the iHEA Health Preference Research SIG Friday, April 5, 2019
9:00 AM ET* Speaker: Koonal Shah, Health Economist and Associate Director at the Office of Health Economics (London, UK)
Economic evaluations of treatments for children have primarily used adult preferences when estimating health benefits using multi-attribute utility measures. Recent work has demonstrated that using adult value sets to inform preferences for health states experienced by children or adolescents is not appropriate, and this has raised doubts about the validity of such economic evaluations. Eliciting preferences to be used to inform decisions about health care for younger populations is challenging – it poses normative and practical questions about whose values should be collected, and from which perspective.
In this webinar, Koonal Shah (Office of Health Economics) will discuss some of these challenges, and will present an overview of research undertaken to generate preference-based values for the EQ-5D-Y, the ‘youth’ version of the EQ-5D. The research includes: using a discrete choice experience to obtain latent scale values for the EQ-5D-Y; a comparison of adult and adolescent preferences over EQ-5D-Y health states; and an assessment of methods for anchoring the latest scale DCE data on the 0-1 scale required for the conventions of QALY estimation.
Speaker: Koonal Shah
Koonal is a Health Economist and Associate Director at the Office of Health Economics, a research organisation and registered charity based in London, UK. His research interests include health state valuation and the use of social value judgements in health care decision making. He has a BA in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Nottingham, an MSc (with distinction) in Health Economics from the University of York, and a PhD in Health Economics from University of Sheffield.
Friday, March 15, 2019 "If you don't manage your time, someone else will": Yes, but how?
Speaker: Richard Smith, University of Exeter
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The International Health Economics Association was formed to increase communication among health economists, foster a higher standard of debate in the application of economics to health and health care systems, and assist young researchers at the start of their careers.