ATTEND OUR WORKSHOP – The Funder Mindset: Insight into the funder’s world.

TCD Outcomes Research will be hosting a number of workshops over the next few months. The first in the series will be focused on the Medical Scheme Perspective. We are honoured to invite you to the first of this series of workshops, titled:

The Funder Mindset: Insight into the funder’s world. 

Date: Thursday, 13 July 2017
Time: 09:00 – 13:00
Venue: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Rivonia Road, Sandton.

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome & opening

9:15 – 10:15 Tebogo Phaleng – Presenting the medical scheme administrator’s role (1hour)
• What services are provided by an administrator?
• What are the roles of actuaries?
• How do administrators manage risk?
• What are health care vs. non-health care costs?
• What are the key challenges facing administrators?
• How should suppliers engage with administrators?
• How can we improve access to new innovations to patients in need?
10:15 – 10:30 Bio break
10:30 – 11:30 Milton Streak – Presenting the medical scheme perspective (1 hour)
• How do medical schemes budget?
• How do medical schemes agree on benefit richness per option?
• How do you manage risk?
• How do you create formularies?
• How do medical schemes make reimbursement decisions?
• What is the relationship between a scheme and its administrator?
• What is the role, responsibilities and authority of the Principal Officer?
• What is the role, responsibilities and authority of the Board of Trustees?
• How does medical industry engage with suppliers (example pharma)?
• What models of engagement can you recommend for suppliers?
• How can we improve access to new innovations to patients in need?
11:30 – 12:00 Tienie Stander – Presenting the role of health outcomes research in this environment (30 mins)
• Moving away from price arguments to value arguments
• Breaking down the silo-thinking inherent in the industry
• From clinical evidence to real-world evidence to quantify value
• A framework for value quantification
12:30 – 12:30 Panel discussion (30 mins)
• Questions from the audience
12:30 – 12:35 Closure
12:35 – 13:00 Refreshments

Milton Streak: Milton has 21 years experience serving in senior leadership positions at leading South African Medical Scheme Administrators/Managed Care Organisations and Medical Schemes, including Discovery Health Medical Scheme, as Principal Officer/CEO from 2009 to 2016. He is currently an independent Healthcare Strategy Adviser and has spent the last three months in India working with India’s 3rd largest standalone private health insurer.

Dr. Tebogo Phaleng: Tebogo was Deputy General Manager of Strategy and Risk Management at Discovery Health and Managing Director of Coalesce, a Strategy and Risk Advisory consultancy. He is currently the Managing Director of EOH Health.

Dr. Tienie Stander: Tienie is the managing director of TCD Outcomes Research. He is a member of ISPOR International, International Aids Society and Health Financial Management Association. He collaborates extensively with international academic organisations such as Harvard Medical School and British Columbia University. International experience includes consulting work in the SADC, Mauritius, Ghana, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, India, Thailand, UAE, Oman and China related to policy, health systems and health economics and outcomes research. 

Cost to attend: R1100
Please RSVP by Friday 7 July 2017

The objective of this workshop is to create a forum where the pharma and devices industry can have an opportunity to understand the challenges faced by and decisions made by funders. We look forward to seeing you there.

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