There will be three plenary sessions at which national and international experts will inspire delegates to think beyond the current state of health economics and econometrics to imagine a future when all parts of the evidence-to-action ecosystem work in harmony. The plenaries will consider the following three topics (see: Box 1):

 

  • Plenary one: “Global Health Economics and Econometrics (GHE2): Impact Evaluation of the National Health Policy”
  • Plenary Two: “Integrating End-stage HTA with MCDA: Decision-Oriented Evidence in Adopting Health Technology”
  • Plenary Three: “Considering Consumers Voices: Bridging the Knowledge-to-Action Gap”

 

 

In the InaHEA 2018 ASM, as of routine agenda, we offer a parallel session aims to provide rooms for national and international speakers to exchange and share their experiences and research results to audiences who are interested in various topics on all aspects of GHE2. We invite leading academic scientist, researchers, research scholars, industries, and hospitals,  and ask them to submit their research abstract “See: Call for Abstract” which relate to the ASM theme (see; ASM highlight).

 

In this coming ASM, we also create a new initiative agenda in the form of three unparallel side-meetings, targeted to a certain group to discuss specific themes. Participants of the side-meetings include only those who are invited. However, they will be given an access to join in all the ASM agenda. The three unparallel side-meetings consist of the following [organizers) and topics:

 

  • [CHEYork, IDSi& Ind-HTAC]: “The Use of Threshold CER in Decision Making in Indonesia”
  • [HTAi Asia Policy Forum]: “Policy Forum and Interest Group Manager 2018”
  • [InaHEA]: “Annual Meeting and Setting Agenda 2019”

 

Box 1: Plenary Session

Plenary One: “Global Health Economic and Econometrics {GHE2): Impact Evaluation of the National Health Policy”

 

The InaHEA2018 ASM bridges the balance of trade between imports from econometrics literature into health economics, and export from health economics to a wider audience. The key objective of the first plenary is to share and discuss an impact evaluation strategy, particularly in the application of advances health economics and econometrics methods, to detect a causal link between health care policy interventions on health outcomes. A case of the national health care policy intervention observed in three countries (Indonesia, Brazil and South Africa) will be presented, covering main policy initiatives made in each country, identification strategy to observe the impact, and the key findings. Discussions will be followed to dig more on how current GHE2 used in conducting impact assessment, as well as how the key findings should be connected to the policy refinements in each country.

Plenary Two: “Integrating End-stage HTA with MCDA: Decision-Oriented Evidence in Adopting Health Technology”

Decision making process on the adoption of health technology is always guided by several considerations. Specific criteria that should be taken into account in the decision making process, given resource scarcity, does often contradict with others considerations. The InaHEA2018 ASM is keen to tackling this by offering a second plenary discussion aims to introduce how any decisions making process for the adoption of health technology, particularly medicine in Indonesia, could be reformed potentially. Presenters will discuss evidence over recent years on the supply-chain and demand for medicine, including (1) architecture of the past and current situation, (2) how current initiatives fits to the spirit of universal health coverage, and (3) what type of problems that are observed in the current supply and demand for medicine in Indonesia. Discussion also covered the issue of what might the proposed solutions either HTA alone or combining it with MCDA become more feasible to handle such identified problems, given existing architecture of the current decision making process in the country as well as prevailing political economy of health and health systems.

Plenary Three: “Considering Consumers Voices: Bridging the Knowledge-to-Action Gap”

Tentative

  • Gubernur DKI (Anis Baswedan)
  • Komisi IX DPR RI (Dede Yusuf)