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Health Policy Programs

The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) has a rich history of educating individuals for careers in health policy and management since its inception in 1950. Our strengths include the areas of health system governance and management, long-term care, and pharmaceutical economics.

We prepare students in our MPH (and JD/MPH) programs to develop and advocate for public policies, create policy regulation, and work in governmental and public health sectors. Our MHA (and MHA-MBA) graduates are trained to fill professional managerial positions in health care systems, hospitals, health insurance, and other organizations. As successful health care system executives these graduates provide leadership and are skilled in the management, financing and delivery of services, technological innovations, health policy and regulatory requirements, and public health and disease prevention strategies.

Students in our research-focused MS and PHD programs develop the rigorous analytical and quantitative skills needed for careers in top academic settings, government, and industry.

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Hernandez on outcomes-based pricing for PCSK9 inhibitors

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MANAGED CA...
Hernandez on outcomes-based pricing for PCSK9 inhibitors

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MANAGED CARE - An article by alumna INMACULADA (INMA) HERNANDEZ (HPM ’16) discusses the impact of the outcomes-based pricing arrangements proposed by Amgen on the pricing of PCSK9 inhibitor therapy, and provides recommendations for payers on the design of outcomes-based contracts... (09/24/2017)

Gellad questions CVS Health move to limit access to opioid painkillers

WALL STREET JOURNAL - One of t...
Gellad questions CVS Health move to limit access to opioid painkillers

WALL STREET JOURNAL - One of the largest managers of pharmaceutical benefits in the U.S. says it will start limiting the duration and dose of some prescriptions for opioid painkillers, in an effort to combat widespread addiction. The restrictions, based on CDC recommendations published last year, co... (09/21/2017)

Carolinas HealthCare System names DeFurio as new CFO

CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL - A...
Carolinas HealthCare System names DeFurio as new CFO

CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL - After a natioinwide search, NC-based Carolinas HealthCare System has tapped alumnus ANTHONY DEFURIO (HADM ’89) to serve as executive vice president and CFO, effective October 2017. Carolinas recently announced it would merge with Chapel Hill-based UNC Health Care, formin... (09/19/2017)

Gellad says the naloxone pricing system is out of control (video)

WTAE ACTION NEWS - As the opio...
Gellad says the naloxone pricing system is out of control (video)

WTAE ACTION NEWS - As the opioid crisis sweeping the country, demand for naloxone has soared—and so has the price. HPM’s WALID GELLAD, who studies drug pricing, says the system is completely out of control. Naloxone cost increases have sky-rocketed, a huge concern for emergency service providers and... (09/14/2017)

Gellad sceptical that drug company outcomes-based pricing can lower costs

Drug policy researcher WALID G...
Gellad sceptical that drug company outcomes-based pricing can lower costs

Drug policy researcher WALID GELLAD says the outcomes-based contracts are being viewed as the solution to the drug-price problem, and they’re not going to be, at least not in the short term. The deals don’t stop drug companies from charging high starting prices for new drugs or from steadily raising... (09/12/2017)

 

Wed
9/27
HPM Reception
HPM Alumni Association Reception in DCHPM Alumni Association Reception in DC HPM Reception
HPM Alumni Association Reception in DC
Wed 9/27 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The HPM alumni association will be hosting a reception in Washington, DC at Clyde’s of Gallery Place
(707 7th Street NW).  Connect with fellow HPM alumni, get an update from department chair, Mark Roberts, and meet new graduate programs director, Kevin Broom.
Mon
10/2
PHDL Workshop
Grand Rounds PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic Grand Rounds PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic PHDL Workshop
PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic
Mon 10/2 8:00AM - 5:00PM
University Club - Ballroom A

"Modeling the Opioid Epidemic: Insights and Potential Solutions from Computational Science" is a one-day, national workshop sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL) at the University of Pittsburgh. Experts in computational modeling, substance abuse, and addiction will discuss their research and best practices in response to the national opioid crisis. Presentations will examine the problem at different scales from the biological, to the individual human, to population-wide. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided. Please register by September 18, 2017.

Grand Rounds credit will be given for attendance at one or more of the workshop sessions. Check CourseWeb for details. This event is offered for 8 CPH CE credits.

Fri
10/13
HPM Conference
The Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit HPM Conference
The Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit
Fri 10/13 7:45AM - 7:00PM


The Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit is a one-day event that will feature keynote speakers from the industry's leading professionals as well as two separate educational tracks, one focusing on the advancements in healthcare administration and financial management and the other highlighting upcoming improvements to healthcare information technology and providing a detailed look into the technology's applications. 

Sun
10/22
HPM Conference
Society for Medical Decision Making 2017 Annual Meeting Society for Medical Decision Making 2017 Annual Meeting HPM Conference
Society for Medical Decision Making 2017 Annual Meeting
Sun 10/22 to Wed 10/25
Pittsburgh, PA

Taking place at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, the Society for Medical Decision Making's 2017 Annual Meeting will explore themes to ensure the credibility and usability of our Society’s efforts and to promote our vision of an integrated approach to health care decision making, through wise use and thoughtful communication of data. With scientific advancement is increasingly dependent on complex data systems (the present-day giant), robust procedures are necessary to ensure that insights from data are not obscured from future scientists and real-time users but are used to enhance medical decision making and advance policy formation.
Mon
11/13
HPM Lecture
Dawn Gideon Lecture & WebinarDawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar HPM Lecture
Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar
Mon 11/13
University Club - Ballroom A

The Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar is an annual educational event funded by the Dawn Gideon Foundation and conducted in cooperation with the HPM Alumni Association and made possible by the contributing sponsorship of the Healthcare Council of Western PA.   
Eligible for 3 CPH-CE credits and Grand Rounds credit.
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