CRHIM - Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management

CRHIM - Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management

ICT Solutions for an Aging Population
Dávila Parra, Antonio; Ikonen, V.; Gheno, I.; Leikas, J.; et al. Working Paper. 2012
Thanks to advances in medical science, many people are living longer. But with declining birth rates and fewer young workers, current social systems are unsustainable. In their detailed needs analysis report, IESE's Antonio Dávila and colleagues look at how information and communication technology (ICT) might be used to support and encourage older people to stay working longer.

La licitación electrónica en el sector público español. Presente y futuro
Pin Arboledas, José R.; Yera, T.; Susaeta, L.; Gato, P.; Puga, J. Working Paper. 2011
La persistente crisis económica hace que cada vez sean más las empresas que participan en los concursos de las Administraciones públicas. Para hacer frente a esta creciente demanda con eficacia, calidad y efectividad, los autores del estudio proponen la generalización de las tecnologías de la información (TIC) en las operaciones de contratación pública. Procesos de modernización administrativa como la licitación electrónica permitirían a las Administraciones públicas ahorrar hasta 2.500 millones de euros al año.

Biotechnology in Catalonia. Industry analysis
Mas Canal, Núria. Working Paper. 2009
Biotechnology is considered one of the key engines to achieving long-term sustainable growth. Catalonia is the main player in the Spanish biotechnology market, boasting 35 percent of the Spanish biotech R&D and 24 percent of its firms. In this report, we analyze the state of the Catalan biotechnology sector, focusing on its competitive advantages and disadvantages relative to other European biotech clusters.

Hospital financial pressures and the health of the uninsured. Who gets hurt? The case of California
Mas Canal, Núria. Working Paper. 2009
The United States relies on charitable medical care to serve the uninsured, most of which is offered by hospitals that act as providers of last resort and that constitute the safety net. This paper analyzes the effect that hospital financial stress has on the health of the uninsured. In particular we look at managed care.

Responding to financial pressures. The effect of managed care on hospitals' provision of charity care
Mas Canal, Núria. Working Paper. 2009
The United States relies on charitable medical care to serve the uninsured, most of which is offered by hospitals that act as providers of last resort and that constitute the safety net. Traditionally, these hospitals have been able to finance their provision of unfunded care through a complex system of cross-subsidies. The objective of this paper is to analyze the effects that financial pressures have on the provision of charity care by hospitals.

Models for assessing the impact of resource allocation in hospitals
Yankovic Barceló, Natalia. Doctoral Thesis. 2009
This dissertation focuses on three projects that deal with some of the issues hospital administrators are currently facing. We present an empirical research on the effects of ambulance diversion on patients' outcomes and safety. To determine whether increased diversion activity is associated with poor patient outcomes, we analyze myocardial infarction deaths as a function of emergency department diversion status. Negative binomial regressions are used to model the association of myocardial infarction deaths and diversion data within the five boroughs of New York City.

Is managed care restraining the adoption of technology by hospitals?
Mas Canal, Núria; Seinfeld, J. Article in Journal of Health Economics. 2008
This paper examines the effect that managed care activity (aimed at controlling health care expenditure) has on the adoption of technologies by hospitals. We analyze annual data on 5,390 US hospitals for the period 1982-1995 and look at the adoption of 13 different technologies.

Contextual factors of health care reform. The creation of a network of independent physicians in two countries: Czech Republic and Estonia
Rosenmöller, Magda. Doctoral Thesis. 2006
The thesis examines the contextual factors that influence health care reform, through the lens of the creation of a network of independent physicians in two countries, the Czech Republic and Estonia. These analyses are then used to develop the Policy Context Framework (PCF), an approach that allows contextual factors to be taken into account explicitly in the policy-making process.

Managed care and the safety net: More pain for the uninsured?
Mas Canal, Núria. Working Paper. 2005
The introduction of managed care has dramatically changed the US health care market. However, most of the literature has focused on analyzing the performance of managed care relative to other types of health insurance, while research focusing on its impact on the uninsured has been minimal. This paper contributes to fill this gap and analyses the impact of managed care on access to care and quality of care for the uninsured.

Comparing non-fatal health across countries: Is the US medical system better?
Cutler, D.M.; Mas Canal, Núria. Working Paper. 2003
The primary focus of the paper is to assess whether the US, which spends significantly more than any other country in health care, has better health outcomes. It has long been clear that mortality as a whole is not better in the US than in other countries. We focus our analysis on the US performance for the treatment of non-fatal health outcomes and we compare the health of the United States to that of Canada, the United Kingdom and Spain.

An analysis of the US health care system in the managed care era
Mas Canal, Núria. Doctoral Thesis. 2001
My thesis revolves around two main topics: the first one encompasses the first two chapters of the thesis and it focuses on understanding how hospitals and individuals –be it doctors, or patients- strategically respond to incentives and regulation in the healthcare market.

Gestión en la empresa hospitalaria
Valor Sabatier, Josep; Ribera Segura, Jaume. Working Paper. 1990
¿Se puede gestionar un hospital? ¿Son los instrumentos de gestión utilizados en la empresa válidos en el contexto sanitario? A este tipo de preguntas intentaremos dar respuesta a lo largo de este artículo.

Algunos aspectos de Gestión en Instituciones Sanitarias, (with J. Valor) en CIRIEC España, No. 4, June-September 1988, p. 175-203
Josep Valor Sabatier y Jaume Ribera Segura

Mathematical tools and budgetary mechanisms for hospital cost control
Josep Valor, Doctoral Thesis. 1985


Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management
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