The benefits of using value chains in the strategic planning of the activities of medical institutions were discussed by the heads and chief doctors of Russian public and private clinics at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU).
“Proposed by Harvard School of Economics professor Michael Porter in the early 1980s, the value chain methodology still works successfully in various sectors of the economy. The approach is to improve business efficiency by consistently accumulating the value of a product or service at various stages of interrelated processes. In relation to healthcare organizations, it looks like this: the model structures the provision of medical care for a certain pathology, breaking it down into stages — diagnosis, training, intervention, rehabilitation and post-treatment interaction. At each stage, the contribution of the implemented activities to the creation of additional value is considered, among the components of which are facilitating access to medical care, measuring the parameters of the patient's health status and informing him. In foreign practice, value chains are used in the treatment of most pathologies, in the Russian Federation such a practice is just beginning to be applied,” said Andrei Ivanov, Head of the Professional Retraining "Healthcare Management" program, Associate Professor at GSOM SPbU.
Speakers at the seminar:
- Mikhail Bakhtin, Assistant Director for Medical Information Technologies, Nikiforov's All-Russian Center for Emergency and Radiation Medicine — EMERCOM of Russia;
- Sergey Anufriev, Director of the St. Petersburg Medical Forum;
- Anatoly Povzun, Chief Physician of Saint Petersburg Research Institute of Emergency Medicine n.a. I.I. Dzhanelidze;
- Alexander Panteleev, Chief Physician of the St. Petersburg city TB dispensary;
- Yulia Lyubanova, Assistant Director for the Organization of Medical Assistance, VCERM named after A.M. Nikiforov;
- Vladimir Ostromensky, Chief Physician and Executive Director of the Fomina Clinic network (Moscow).
The program of professional retraining "Healthcare Management" is implemented by GSOM SPbU as part of the Presidential program of the Russian Federation. The next workshop on value chain methodology will take place in the fall semester of the 2022/23 academic year.