Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center

Healthcare costs are rising universally. Stakeholders have expressed serious concern about affordability and access to healthcare. The efficiency and efficacy of the system has been brought into question. There is no consensus about the solution to these issues and different stakeholders see diverse possibilities.

The healthcare sector has responded to these issues through rapid innovation. Technological innovations have a trajectory of their own; they create disruptive technologies through new breakthroughs in genomics and proteomics and new convergences with diagnostics, devices and drugs. Information technology and the digital age create their own opportunities for greater efficiency and effectiveness though higher customization at a lower cost. Globalization, especially with the emergence of the Asian sector, has created new markets, new cost structures and different drug discovery, development and delivery models. Governments innovate using different pricing and intellectual property systems while keeping the concepts of reference pricing and reimbursement policies at the forefront. Regulatory bodies have begun to respond to new pressures to be innovative while preserving patient safety in the process of drug and therapy approval.

As a total package, these innovations have the potential for increasing affordability and access to healthcare worldwide. However, the efforts need to be integrated and carefully managed. Stakeholders must get into a dialogue to ensure that their individual needs do not end up diverting from the overall objective of the sector: that of higher affordability and access.

The Business School at Fordham University has set up The Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center in response to these issues. The center’s aim is to help in the integration and management of the innovation process in this sector through independent research, training and opportunity for multi-stakeholder dialogue and discourse.

If you are a stakeholder in this sector and wish to participate in our center’s activities, please contact us. At the present time we are interested in keeping our focus on North America, Europe, Asia and Southern Africa. We intend to expand our global footprint as we proceed.
Falguni Sen, Director


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Determining the Value of Healthcare - A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective
Measuring the Value of Healthcare
Valuing Health and  Healthcare –  A Perspective from Germany
Healthcare Innovations: Bending the cost curve?

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