Program participants to examine U.S. vs. U.K. health care systems

More than 20 physicians, nurses and other health care providers from the United Kingdom will come to Yale for an executive training session July 11-15, where they will examine the U.S. health care system and learn from Yale faculty.

The visit is sponsored by The International Healthcare Management Program (IHMP), a partnership between the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute and the South Essex Partnership University National Health Service (NHS) University Foundation Trust.

The U.K. delegates will meet with Yale faculty and leaders from Yale-New Haven Hospital and visit U.S. health care facilities in order to compare and contrast health care access, cost and quality.

This year’s session is of particular importance with the U.K. in the midst of a major health care reform that aims to transform the NHS into a more competitive and increasingly privatized system, says Elizabeth Bradley, faculty director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute. At the same time, she notes, recent American health reform has been aimed at eliminating disparities and moving toward the provision of increased, if not universal, access.

“We expect interesting discussion and exchange this year,” says Bradley. “With current re-evaluations taking place in both the U.S. and U.K. health care systems, this session comes at a crucial time to provide insight and dialogue on major health care issues and methods for both countries.”

Yale faculty from the School of Public Health, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of Management, and representatives from Yale-New Haven Hospital, will address topics that include  “Health Care Reform, How it Happens and Where it Leads” and “Health Systems Change: Competition and Collaboration.”

Established in 2007, IHMP is designed to equip health care managers with the tools needed to succeed in the new financial and operational framework of the NHS. Participants are exposed to a variety of management topics including systems thinking, strategy, financial management and leadership.

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