Round table "University's Contribution to the Performance and Efficiency of Regional Healthcare Systems" was held at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) as part of the International Annual Research Conference Emerging Markets - 2022. The event coincided with the 25th Anniversary of the Presidential Program for the Training of Management Personnel launched in 1997 and participated by GSOM SPbU since then.
On October 8th, alumni of Management in Social Sphere and Healthcare Management programs gathered in a hybrid classroom of GSOM SPbU suburban campus Mikhailovskaya Dacha. Authors of such socially important projects as establishment and digital transformation of organizations, implementation of innovative services and improvement of healthcare management models shared how training helps to improve their competence as leaders and carry out project activities.
In 2007 the Business School launched Management in Social Sphere 一 the first socially focused presidential program in Russia.
"The Ministry of Economic Development appreciated the idea to switch the focus of training from company managers to social enterprise managers," 一 mentions Andrei Ivanov, Deputy Head of the Center for Public and Private Partnership Studies, Associate Professor at the Department of Public Administration. 一 "In 2009 the Ministry held competitions for the implementation of Management in Social Sphere and Healthcare Management programs, and GSOM SPbU became the winner. In total, more than 500 managers of healthcare and education organizations from 28 regions of Russia obtained professional development diplomas from Saint Petersburg University. High quality and efficiency of training for healthcare organization managers at GSOM SPbU is proven by GENiE (Global Educators Network for Health Care Innovation Education) certification. For today, there are three more programs in Europe certified, including Oxford, and 12 in the USA, including Harvard.
When entering the Presidential program, managers present their own original projects they're going to work on during training. During selection the topics are approved or corrected, and similar ideas are joined together. Experience has shown that about a third of ideas developed with the support of GSOM SPbU experts are usually implemented in the course of a year after completion of the program and the majority of the rest 一 during the next several years.
Vladimir Ostromensky, Chief Physician of MEDSI clinic in Saint Petersburg, GSOM SPbU graduate and guest lecturer:
What are my personal benefits from the Healthcare Management program? First of all, knowledge in economics, strategic management, finance and marketing. Not many programs and universities are able to provide such multifaceted competences and experience in the sphere of healthcare and healthcare enterprise management. The project me and my colleague presented referred to a new model of clinic organization with a large healthcare enterprise as a core for a network of first contact centers and implementation of an intellectual decision making support system. As of today, the project has been put into practice more than once, and we continue to successfully introduce artificial intelligence and digital control systems into the activities of such organizations."
Read about another outstanding project developed during learning at the Healthcare Management program in the interview with its graduate Irina Iva.