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Health Economics Group Forum

From: 08 Apr 2014 - 8:44 To: 08 Apr 2014 - 9:44

Health Economics Group Forum

'Enhancing Value for Money in Health: The Challenges of Efficiency and Efficacy'.

Enhancing Value for Money in Health: The Challenges of Efficiency and Efficacy'.

The Health Economics Group in the School of Economics, University College Cork have organised a forum, to be held on Tuesday, 8th April 2014, entitled 'Enhancing Value for Money in Health: The Challenges of Efficiency and Efficacy'.

Health systems worldwide are grappling with rising costs, demographic challenges and increasing incidence of chronic diseases, leading to increased spending on health. This is leading to a focus on achieving greater value for money from health systems. In the Irish context, the Government's health reform proposals include a number of measures to enhance value for money. These issues raise important questions regarding the health system, including:

  • How and where can cost savings be made while maintaining quality and access?
  • How is value for money measured in health?
  • What initiatives have worked internationally and how can these be replicated in Ireland?

The panel of speakers reflects the importance of this matter and will examine both national and international perspectives. Speakers include:

  • Prof. Ilaria Mosca, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Dr. Tracey Cooper, CEO, Health Information and Quality Authority
  • Mr. Pat McLoughlin, Chair of the Consultative Forum on Health Insurance
  • Mr. Stephen McMahon, CEO, Irish Patients' Association
  • Dr. Aileen Murphy, Health Economics Group, UCC

This will be the fourth forum hosted by the Health Economics Group in recent years and follows on the success of the previous three, in 2011, 2012 and 2013, which provided an opportunity for healthcare professionals, policy-makers and academics alike to discuss relevant issues.

The forum will take place on Tuesday, 8th April 2014 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (with registration from 1:30pm) in Áras na Laoi, UCC.

To register email heg@ucc.ie (Registration fee €50)