“HEALTH ECONOMICS” ONLINE GUEST LECTURE

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The 9th Leadership Club (LC) Generation of Ubaya Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) Postgraduate presents a technology-based lecture through an online guest lecture held on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at the PS 1.2 classroom. Margareta Putri and Jessica Irma as the committee chose the theme “Health Economics”, with the concept of a live video conference with dr. Asri Maharani, MMRS, Ph.D. (doctor and hospital management expert from the University of Manchester, UK). The lecture was also attended by the Ubaya Head of Master of Management Program, Dr. Putu Anom Mahadwartha S.E., M.M. and Master of Management lecturer, Aluisius Hery Pratono S.E., M.D.M.

Dr. Asri explained her research on the hospital management mechanism system in Indonesia. She explained the hospital is a service sector and can be a Public Service Agency (BLU). There are 4 types of hospital organization, namely government, private and corporation. This BLU copies a private hospital but its ownership is held by the government and the privatization of public to be a private hospital. In 2004, corporatization of public hospitals began to grow. She explained the purpose of her research is to investigate the impact of corporatization on hospital performance. The period of this research was from May to September 2013; with the object of research were 54 public hospitals in 38 districts in East Java. 

Some indicators used were revenue/bed, to know revenue per bed (calculated from annual income divided by total hospital beds), expenditure/bed, to know expenditure per bed (calculated from annual expenditure divided by total hospital beds), Revenue/expenditure (calculated by dividing revenues and expenditure), average length of stay per patient, and proportion of third class compared to all classes. Her research shows that corporatization has successfully increased the income and costs of hospitals, but failed to improve efficiency and equity.

In the Question and Answer session, she said that the management system and hospital quality in Indonesia still need to be improved. She gave an overview of hospital management in the UK (United Kingdom). In the UK, there is no first, second, and third class. All costs are borne by the government (for government hospitals), meaning the patient does not have to pay anything.

For a private hospital, the fee is paid only for surgery. The performance of each hospital is shared with the public, so the public can know and may reject a particular hospital when people are referred to that hospital and then choose another hospital referral. In the UK, hospitals look more at the needs of society, not the desire to be served.

Ali Charis Sena, one of the lecture participants said that the online lecture is very interesting because students can understand about hospital management knowledge and realize the needs of a good management mechanism in the future.

Thank you doctor, thank you Manchester.

Group photo after the session

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