HealthPros has 13 research positions available.

Below you will find a short description of each (PhD) research project with a link to the full job description.

 

ESR 1:

Transferability of actionable performance indicators: Making performance indicators work

Host:

Prof. Dr. Niek Klazinga / Dr. Dionne Kringos

Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam

Department of Public Health

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

www.amc.nl

Duration: 48 months

The PhD candidate will develop state of the art methods to enhance fitness for use of healthcare performance indicators for different purposes [Full project description].

 

ESR 2:

Quality of health care for vulnerable populations: Are We Closing Disparity Gaps?

Host:

Prof. J. Mainz / Prof. S.P. Johnsen

Centre of Clinical Health Services Research

Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital – Aalborg University Hospital

Denmark

Duration: 36 months

The PhD candidate will 1) Develop and evaluate methods for monitoring changes over time of disparities in quality of health care for vulnerable populations, identified according to age, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity and comorbidity burden. 2) Implement the measures in clinical practice [Full project description].

 

ESR 3:

Composite measures for quality of health care for patients with chronic conditions: are we comparing apples and pears?

Host:

Prof. J. Mainz / Prof. S.P. Johnsen

Centre of Clinical Health Services Research

Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital – Aalborg University Hospital

Denmark

Duration: 36 months

The PhD candidate will: 1) Develop and evaluate composite measures for quality of care of patients with stroke, heart failure and chronic obstructive lung disease. 2) Implement selected composite measures in clinical practice [Full project description].

 

ESR 4:

Optimising the use of routine health databases for personalised risk profiling stimulating patient engagement

Host:

Prof Simon de Lusignan/Prof. Fabrizio Carinci

University of Surrey

Guildford, UK

Duration: 36 months

The studies will explore feasibility and expandability of a risk profiling model using data available from the existing national databases for improved person-centred care and direct patient activation. The results will help identifying the optimal data granularity required to exchange information and use the method in a valid and secure way internationally [Full project description].

 

ESR 5:

Measuring and improving the performance of integrated health care systems

Host:

Dr Oliver Groene

OptiMedis AG, Hamburg

Germany

www.optimedis.com

Duration: 36 months

The PhD candidate will develop novel approaches to health system performance assessment, focusing on Triple-Aim based integrated care delivery systems [Full project description].

 

ESR 6:

The role of managerial systems in promoting integrated care pathways

Host:

Prof. Sabina Nuti / Dr. Anna Maria Murante

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Istituto di Management, Laboratorio Management e Sanità

Pisa, Italy

www.santannapisa.it

Duration: 36 months

The PhD candidate will work on managerial strategies and tools to boost professional networks to be accountable for the outcomes and results of their patients [Full project description]. 

 

ESR 7:

Results-based (corporate) governance-tools for healthcare

Host:

Prof. Dr. Niek Klazinga / Dr. Dionne Kringos

Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam

Department of Public Health

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

www.amc.nl

Duration: 48 months

The PhD candidate will develop results-based management tools originating from the private sector tailored to the needs of healthcare policy and management [Full project description].

 

ESR 8:

Patient engagement in healthcare purchasing by insurers: Reducing waste, increasing value

Host:

Prof. Dr. László Gulácsi/ Dr. Petra Baji

Corvinus University of Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

hecon.uni-corvinus.hu

Duration: 36 months

The PhD candidate 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 [Full project description].

 

ESR 9:

Building performance intelligence in contract arrangements between insurers and health care providers

Host:

Prof. Dr. László Gulácsi/ Dr. Petra Baji

Corvinus University of Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

hecon.uni-corvinus.hu

Duration: 36 months

The PhD candidate will study how performance indicators can be used in financing health care services to promote the integrated service delivery approach and help payers to create incentive structures for providers to ensure the use of services which provide better value for money in terms of clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patientcenteredness, and to reduce ineffective health spending and waste [Full project description].

 

ESR 10:

Improving the uptake of performance reports via nudges

Host:

Dr Oliver Groene

OptiMedis AG, Hamburg

Germany

www.optimedis.com

Duration: 36 months

The PhD candidate will investigate how physician-behavior can be ´nudged´ via reports on their performance in an integrated care delivery system [Full project description].

 

ESR 11:

The impact of automated international comparisons using routine large scale databases to improve diabetes care

Host:

Prof Simon de Lusignan/Prof. Fabrizio Carinci

University of Surrey

Guildford, UK

Duration: 36 months

The PhD candidate will design and apply a common method to pool relevant data from existing national clinical databases. Specific applications will address research questions comparing quality of care and outcomes within and across countries, with the highest standards of privacy protection. The model will be generally applicable to a range of performance evaluation studies [Full project description].

 

ESR 12:

Reputation counts: putting health care benchmarking at work

Host:

Prof. Sabina Nuti / Dr. Anna Maria Murante

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Istituto di Management, Laboratorio Management e Sanità

Pisa, Italy

www.santannapisa.it

Duration: 36 months

The PhD candidate will work to increase the actionability of regional performance evaluation systems through different practical tools, based on benchmarking and reputation concerns [Full project description]. 

 

ESR 13:

Effective use of performance reporting in long-term care

Host:

Prof. Dr. Niek Klazinga / Dr. Dionne Kringos

Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam

Department of Public Health

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

www.amc.nl

Duration: 48 months

The PhD candidate will optimize the effective use of performance reporting in Long-Term Care Sector. The project will result in improved adequacy of performance outcome measures and insight in perceptions of the importance of performance data in long-term care homes and its association with different organizational characteristics. It will provide insight into whether organizational responses to performance data are related to competitiveness in the marketplace and the for-profit status of the organization; and identify which domains of performance reporting are likely to trigger the greatest increase in quality improvement activity [Full project description].