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LSEHSC Formal Seminar: Understanding the pricing dynamics in the US health care industry
Date: Friday 12 December 2014
Time: 12:30 - 13:45
Venue: CLM 4.02, Clement House, LSE
Speaker: Dr Zack Cooper
Understanding the Pricing Dynamics in the US Health Care Industry: Evidence using Claims Data from Three Large Commercial Insurers
This formal seminar will hear from Dr Zach Cooper, Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Economics at Yale University, and Resident Fellow at the School's Institution for Social and Political Studies (ISPS) where he serves as Director of the Health Policy Initiative.
Despite being one of the largest sectors of the economy, we have severely limited information about the prices that health care providers charge individuals and private insurers for their services. For decades, these prices have been treated as commercially sensitive and have been largely unavailable to researchers. As a result, we have a limited understanding of key health care pricing dynamics including the growth and variation in providers' prices within the US. This knowledge gap is a hindrance to policy-makers and limits our collective ability to introduce effective public policy. In this seminar, Dr Cooper will discuss the variation within and across markets in the US and analyse the factors that are driving this variation.
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LSEHSC Formal Seminar: by Professor Graham Thornicraft
Date: Wednesday 21 January 2015
Time: 13:30 - 14:45
Venue: TBC, LSE
Speaker: Professor Graham Thornicraft, King's College London.
Abstract to follow.
This formal seminar will hear from Graham Thornicroft, Professor of Community Psychiatry, and Head of the multi-disciplinary Health Service and Population Research Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
Professor Thornicroft is a Consultant Psychiatrist and is Director of Research and Development at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. His areas of research expertise include: stigma and discrimination, mental health needs assessment, the development of outcome scales, cost effectiveness evaluation of mental health treatments, and mental health services in less economically developed countries. He has authored and co-authored 26 books and over 265 papers in peer reviewed journals.
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What happened to the world's first NHS?
Date: Friday 31 October 2014
Time: 12:30 - 13:45 (commencing with lunch)
Venue: 32L LG.04 (32 Lincoln's Inn, LSE)
Speaker: Professor Robin Gauld.
What happened to the world’s first NHS? Questions about New Zealand’s health system at its 75th anniversary
This formal seminar heard from Robin Gauld, Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, and Director of the Centre for Health Systems, Dunedin School of Medicine at the University of Otago.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Boston University Health Policy Institute, and was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in 2008-09, working with colleagues from Boston University and Harvard University. Past positions include lecturing and research posts at the University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong, and teaching at the University of Texas and Harvard University.
Current research interests include: comparative health policy, health system and quality improvement, clinical governance, primary care, population based health funding formulas, and health information technology.
Robin has authored over 85 peer-reviewed journal articles and several books and chapters. His book The New Health Policy (Open University Press, 2009) was awarded first prize in the Health and Social Care category at the 2010 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. Other recent books include Revolving Doors: New Zealand's Health Reforms - the Continuing Saga (Institute of Policy Studies and Health Services Research Centre, 2009), The Age of Supported Independence co-authored with Beatrice Hale and Patrick Barrett (Springer, 2010), Health Care Systems in Asia and Europe co-edited with Christian Aspalter and Uchida Yasuo (Routledge, 2011), and Democratic Governance in Health, co-authored with Miriam Laugesen (Otago University Press, 2012).
Robin has a PhD in public administration from the University of Hong Kong, and a master's degree with distinction and first class honours from Victoria University of Wellington.
LSE Health Public Lecture: The Affordable Care Act in the US: How did it happen and where is it taking the health care system?
Date: 30 October 2014
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Venue: CLM 3.02, Clement House, Aldwych, LSE
Speaker: Prof Lawrence D Brown, Professor of Health Policy and Management and former Chair, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
The Affordable Care Act, signed into law in the US in 2010, is considered the largest reform to the American health care system since Medicare began insuring the elderly in 1965. Prof Lawrence Brown traced the evolution of this health reform and what it means for the future of health care in the US and around the world.
Department of Social Policy Public Lecture: Happiness by Design
Date: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Time: 18.30-20.00 followed by a reception
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Paul Dolan
Chair: Professor Elaine Fox
Professor Paul Dolan defined happiness in terms of experiences of pleasure and purpose. He described how being happier means allocating attention more efficiently: towards those things that bring us pleasure and purpose and away from those that generate pain and pointlessness. Behavioural science tells us that most of what we do is not so much thought about; rather, it simply comes about. So by clever use of priming, defaults, commitments and social norms, you can become a whole lot happier without actually having to think very hard about it. You will be happier by design.
Paul Dolan is a Professor of Behavioural Science in the Department of Social Policy and a member of the LSE Health cluster, and author of Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life.
Elaine Fox is a Professor of Cognitive and Affective Psychology and Director of the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience.
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3rd ILPN Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-Term Care: Where Next for Long-Term Care Reform?
Date: 31st August - 3rd September 2014
Venue: London School of Economics
Following the success of the first two conferences in 2010 and 2012, this ILPN conference offered again an opportunity to debate with international academics, policy makers and other experts key policy issues related to organisation, delivery, funding and regulation of long-term care services.
For more information, please see the ILPN website.
Modelling costs and outcomes for dementia: MODEM project launch
Date: 15th May 2014, 13:30 - 16:00
Venue: NAB LG.08, New Academic Building, London School of Economics
Dementia – considered one of the leading challenges for the country as the population ages – has been flagged as a high priority for government, the NHS and local councils. Evidence suggests that there are currently 670,000 people with dementia in England, with annual costs of £23 billion with the contribution of family carers being valued at £8 billion.
In December, the G8 countries held a Dementia Summit in London. The joint declaration from the eight Health Ministers included a commitment “to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers while reducing emotional and financial burden.”
This event launched a new collaborative study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research.
Launch of the WHO Consultative Committee Report - Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage
Date: 1st May 2014
Hosted by: LSE Health and Social Care and Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Venue: CLM.6.02, Clement House, Aldwych
Countries around the world are moving towards Universal Health Coverage. Along the way, they face difficult choices. The WHO Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage has produced a report to offer guidance on how to make these choices fairly. This seminar presented the Group’s recommendations and offers reflection from leading academics and policy-makers in health policy.
School for Social Care Research (SSCR) Annual Conference
Date: 8th April 2014, 10am - 4:30pm
Venue: New Academic Building, London School of Economics
The School's Annual Conference provided an opportunity to hear about emerging evidence from SSCR’s commissioned studies and implications for adult social care practice. Further information can be found on the SSCR website.
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