Tuesday, March 14, 2017

  • General Management Programme for Healthcare Executives (Batch-1) Module-4 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : General Management Programme for Healthcare Executives (Batch-1) Module-4
                                                 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. Shankar Venkatagiri & Rajluxmi V Murthy

    Programme Dates           : 4 & 12 – 17 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : M-12, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    The well-being of a population requires the coordinated participation of hospitals and healthcare institutions, pharmaceutical firms and their products, diagnostic services, healthcare technologies, informatics, insurance providers, entrepreneurs and finally, the community of healthcare recipients.

    Expenditure on healthcare is on the rise in India. Having reached the $100 billion mark in 2015, the spending is set to triple over the next 5 years. Consequently, there is a massive requirement for trained management professionals in healthcare. As with many other sectors, employees who are competent in their lines of work are identified to step into the shoes of managers. In the case of hospitals, senior doctors and nurses are charged with responsibilities that were not part of their training at college.

    The GMHE is a part-time certificate program that is aimed at high performing individuals in the healthcare domain, who are looking to transition from a functional role to a management role. This sectoral program is modelled on the highly successful Executive General Management Program (EGMP) offered under IIMB’s executive education programs for over a decade. The GMHE has been designed and developed by IIMB in partnership with apollo MedSkills, the skills arm of apollo hospitals. The academic content will be delivered by IIMB faculty, clinicians / administrators from some of the pre-eminent hospitals and healthcare service providers. There will also be frequent interactions with practioners from allied disciplines such as pharmaceuticals and insurance, which today play an important role in determining the success of healthcare delivery models. Participants in the GMHE will have ample opportunity to develop core business skills and competencies that are pertinent to their chosen domain within healthcare. They will involve themselves actively in case discussions, practicums, and interactive exercises in the classroom. The program’s activities will help participants in networking with peers from diverse backgrounds.

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  • Advanced Management Programme (Batch-11) Week-2 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : Advanced Management Programme (Batch-11) Week-2 
                                                 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. Sankarshan Basu, Sai Yayavaram, R Srinivasan & Jishnu Hazra

    Programme Dates           : 13 – 18 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : M-11, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    Managing in today’s dynamic and competitive environment calls for two critical capabilities from business managers - the need to be functionally competent in a global context and the ability to set and drive organizational agenda for growth and performance. This calls for functional mastery combined with personal leadership. The objective of this programme is to allow participants to manage this dual development agenda.

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  • Healthcare Analytics Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : Healthcare Analytics
                                                Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. U Dinesh Kumar, Ananth Rao & Partha Haldar

    Programme Dates           : 13 - 15 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : Central Pergola, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    Healthcare is an important sector for any economy and especially for India which is going through several structural and social changes that potentially affect status of people’s health. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, under its flagship National Rural Health Mission in the 11th five year plan, achieved considerable success in terms of healthcare indicators. Despite the government efforts, according to a McKinsey report, India is lagging in several healthcare infrastructure parameters such as doctors and bed densities compared to the WHO recommended guidelines1. Access to quality healthcare, service delivery, healthcare costs and financing are key issues faced by the country. Private sector in India plays a crucial role in addressing these health care issues. In 2009, private out-of-pocket expenditure in India accounted for 67% of the total expenditure on health.2 Healthcare service providers have to make several decisions to design healthcare service for different customer segments. In not-so-distant future, the healthcare provider would be required to deal with an enormous complex mix of challenges of an emerging economy, rapid unplanned urbanization, aging populations, global pandemics, environmental impacts on health, burden of non-communicable diseases, higher aspirations of patients, evidence-based-medicine, health insurance, medical tourism and above all, rising costs. Those having the ability to make an informed decision making would have greater odds of successfully facing some of the challenges, preparing beforehand and emerging as winners. ‘The primary differentiator in care at hospitals in the near future shall be the excellence in service, clinical care could still be supported by advances in technology, but service being a part of the culture needs rich reflections on the previous and prospective experiences to ensure a sound future. Analytics is thus the way to achieve the same.

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  • Research & Publications office to host seminar titled ‘Culture and cognition: Does living in a low-solidarity community impede recognition of a Pareto-improving tax-spending program?’ on March 14

    Tuesday’s talk to be delivered by Dr. Rohini Somanathan, Professor of Economics, Delhi School of Economics

    10 March, 2017, Bengaluru: The Office of Research and Publications (R&P) at IIM Bangalore will be hosting a research seminar on ‘Culture and cognition: Does living in a low-solidarity community impede recognition of a Pareto-improving tax-spending program?’ on March 14 (Tuesday), 2017, from 2:30 pm, at Classroom P22. The talk will be delivered by Dr. Rohini Somanathan, Professor of Economics, Delhi School of Economics.

    Prof. Rohini Somanathan received her Ph.D from Boston University and held faculty positions at Emory University, the University of Michigan and the Indian Statistical Institute before joining the Delhi School of Economics in 2005. Her research focuses on how social institutions interact with public policies to shape patterns of economic and social inequality. She is particularly interested in exploring the intellectual and ideological environment within which state policy is created and justified. Within the broad area of development economics, she has worked on group identity and public goods, access to microfinance, child nutrition programs and environmental health. She is also on the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association, on the governing body of the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research and a trustee of the NGO SRIJAN.

    Background of talk: It is widely recognized that the kinds of social patterns that individuals have experienced influence how they think and conceptualize situations that they encounter. The question is: whether the experience of living in a community with a low level of solidarity impedes the ability of individuals within it to recognize a Pareto-improving tax-spending program. An experiment was conducted in which men from 24 villages played a social contracting game. This is a variant of a public goods game in which participants first vote over the mandated contribution before making a decision to contribute. Higher mandated contributions are Pareto improving. Survey data from the same villages was used to construct a village solidarity index based on responses to questions on village level trust and benefits from government programs. Compared to players from villages with high solidarity, players from villages with low solidarity choose lower rules. This suggests that their choices reflect their everyday expectations based on life in their villages. Individuals from villages with lower solidarity appear to have greater difficulty conceptualizing a Pareto-improving public program.

    Topic: Culture and cognition: Does living in a low-solidarity community impede recognition of a Pareto-improving tax-spending program?

    Speaker: Prof. Rohini Somanathan, Delhi School of Economics

    Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Time: 2.30 pm onwards

    Venue: Classroom P22