ESR 8- Óscar Brito Fernandes, M.Sc., M.Ed.
Patient engagement in healthcare purchasing by insurers: Reducing waste, increasing value
Prof. Dr. László Gulácsi/ Dr. Petra Baji
Corvinus University of Budapest
Duration: 36 months
Óscar will develop a business model for engaging patients in insurer purchasing decisions and applying performance intelligence in contract arrangements between health care insurers and providers.
To maximize value for money spent on health care services and to assure patient engagement in integrated service provision, there is an increasing need to integrate consumer preferences and performance intelligence into health services by contracting and applying performance intelligence for health financing. Good quality studies are necessary to reveal how performance indicators can be used to elicit consumer preferences (with special attention for vulnerable populations) regarding health service attributes as well as to examine how patients can be involved in the financial decision making of health insurance funds (e.g. contracting and accounting) to increase value for money for consumers and society and assure patient engagement in integrated service provision.
The PhD candidate will develop a business model for effectively involving patients in the financial decision making of health insurance funds, a survey tool on preferences of consumers regarding quality attributes of health care services, and a framework based on best practices how these results can be used as inputs for decision making of financing providers and services and as well as investment priorities.