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03 Jun 2020

The first online defense of a thesis has taken place at GSOM

On May 28, 2020, the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University (GSOM) hosted the first online defense of a  thesis by Kazimir P. Yablonsky on the topic “Evaluation of the effectiveness of medical organizations”, which was submitted for the degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences. After his successful defense, Mr. Yablonsky was awarded the degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences.

 

His Scientific Advisor was Yury V. Fedotov, Associate Professor of the Department of Operational Management. 

 

The dissertation of Kazimir Yablonsky was devoted to the development of a method for a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of medical organizations. Because State medical organizations and, above all, medical institutions, belong to the public sector of the economy, it is not sufficient to use an economic approach alone to evaluate their effectiveness. In healthcare, as a socially significant sector of the economy, an assessment of the effectiveness of organizations and their economic results must also take the quality of the services provided and the satisfaction of key stakeholders into account.

 

The methodology developed in the dissertation for a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of medical organizations was based on the concept of the "Performance Prism" of A. Nelly. According to this, the effectiveness of the organization is determined by the satisfaction of the  interested parties providing the organization with the assets necessary for it to function. As part of the study, a unique database of reported data on the costs and volume of resources for the provision of medical care, along with the results of a survey of doctors, nurses and patients acting as stakeholders was created.

 

The composition of the dissertation council for the defense of the thesis of Kazimir P. Yablonsky:

  • Tatyana A. Gavrilova, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Information Technologies in Management at St. Petersburg University, Chairman of the Dissertation Council;

  • Nelly B. Naygovzina, MD, Professor, Head of the Department of Public Health and Healthcare, the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Moscow State Medical and Dental University A.I. Evdokimova”, under the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, and Deputy Head of the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation;

  • Farit N. Kadyrov, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Deputy Director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Central Research Institute for Organization and Informatization of Health Care” under the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation;

  • Igor M. Akulin, MD, Professor, Head of the Department of Healthcare and Medical Law at St. Petersburg University;

  • PhD, prof. Ali Emrouznejad, Chair in Business Analytics, Department of Operations & Information Management, Aston Business School, Aston University, Senior Editor of the Data Envelopment Analysis Journal, Editor of Annals of Operations Research, and Guest Editor of European Journal of Operational Research.