Economic Modelling and Evaluation in Health Care

Duration of the project

01.07.2020. - 15.11.2020.

Countries and institutions involved in the project

Riga Stradins University
APOLLON University of Applied Science
University of Greifswald
University of Wuppertal
University of Exeter

Project Manager

Daiga Behmane

Project goals

The project focuses on Data Analysis, Economic Modelling and Evaluation in Healthcare. Therefore, the main objective is to increase knowledge and competences of the students and participants in the Baltic sea region in the mentioned fields Another important aspect of the project is to use innovative teaching methods, such as blended learning – online approaches. This will lead to increased competencies in regards to blended learning for the participating universities, especially the Riga Stradins University.

As Healthcare is one of the most important and fast changing sectors suitable problem-solving concepts require a fundamental understanding of available data, modelling and evaluation of health systems, services and their mechanisms, which can be conveyed in an international exchange in the form of the planned project. In particular, data analysis and the modelling of systems enables a well-founded examination of the considered systems and their mechanisms. These insights can be used for simulations and generate a positive effect in healthcare. Topics such as data analysis economic evaluation, process management, modelling and optimization and simulation, including an online-based simulation game, will be parts of the project. These topics are to be presented within the project, giving a comprehensive insight into the current German and English teaching, including blended-learning, and research practice and enabling further education and cooperation.

Main activities and venues

  1. Preparatory Online-Workshop in August 2020 (Online Workshop using Adobe Connect or Microsoft Teams, Riga Stradins University, Apollon University of Applied Science Bremen, University of Greifswald, University of Wuppertal, University of Exeter Medical School, Vademecon, Greven)
  2. Organizing of Conference on “Economic Modelling in Health Care” (Riga Stradins University)
  3. Publication of workshop results of the Conference (Riga Stradins University, project partner universities)

Public events

Conference “Economic Modelling in Healthcare” from September 14th to 18th 2020 in Riga (Riga Stradins University)

  • Lectures: Daiga Behmane, Prof. Dr. Martin Pitt (Online from UK), Prof. Dr. Olav Goetz, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rachuber, Dr. Sven Lueke (Online from Germany), Prof.Dr. Steffen Flessa (Online from Germany)
  • Workshops: Prof. Dr. Martin Pitt (Online from UK), Prof. Dr. Olav Goetz, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rachuber, Dr. Sven Lueke (Online from Germany), Dr. Olga Rajevska)

Panel Discussion (Prof. Dr. Martin Pitt, Prof. Dr. Olav Goetz, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rachuber, Dr. Sven Lueke (Online from Germany)

Direct and indirect target groups

Direct target group are students and public health actors, partly also involved as students in international study programmes, in the Baltic States, Germany, England and other participating countries

Indirect target group:

  • Society in general. Potential circle of the target group is very large: all health care receivers (1,9 mln in Latvia).
  • Public institutions. Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economics, Ministry of Finance, hospitals – indirect use of the summer school results by improved knowledge on evidence-based decision making regarding the use of scarce health care resources.
  • Academic and research staff of the RSU.