11th Health Policy Workshop on May 26, 2020 at the CPBzondag 23 februari 2020
The CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa), the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), and the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) of Tilburg University organize an annual Health Policy Workshop.
These workshops deal with relevant and frequently discussed topics in health care and offer a platform for knowledge exchange and discussion between policy makers and researchers working in this field. In 2018 this happened for the 10th time.
May 26 2020 we organize the 11th workshop under the title:
‘The use of empirical research to optimize health policies. The untapped potential?’
More and more routine care data are being collected within the health care system. The data potential is growing, but how can policymakers use this data potential for evidence-based policy making?
Until now the impact on the decisions of policy makers seems still limited. During this health policy workshop (inter)national examples will be presented in which empirical data have influenced health policy. Several questions will be discussed:
- How can empirical research be used to optimize health policy?
- How can the academic world contribute to evidence-based policymaking?
- How can data be used to monitor new care models and devices and alternative payment models?
- What is needed to monitor innovations in close to real time, so that policy makers can ‘course correct’ along the way.
13:00-13:30 Registration and coffee /tea
13:30-13:40 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Caroline Baan (RIVM / University of Tilburg)
13:40-14:40 Prof. Dr Zirui Song MD
Zirui Song is an assistant professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School and an internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Song’s research has focused on changes in health care spending and quality under global payment, the impact of Medicare fee policies on spending and physician behavior, and the economics of Medicare Advantage.
This work has aimed to provide evidence to inform policies on payment and delivery system reform.
14:40-15:00 Coffee/tea break
15:00-15:45 Prof. Dr. Ansgar Wübker
Ansgar Wübker is deputy head of the "Health Economics" department at Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI) and professor for health economics and health policy at the Ruhr-University Bochum.
In his research, he analyzes empirical and policy-relevant issues in the field of health economics.
His research focuses on individual health behavior, the analysis of hospital markets, inequalities in health care and the econometric evaluation of policy measures.
15:45-16:00 Coffee/tea break
16:00-16:45 A workshop organized by the RIVM
16.45-17.00 Reflections and closing by Prof. Dr. Baan.
Registration: required before May 18 via this registration link!