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    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.

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  • Faculty & Research

    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.

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  • Faculty & Research

    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.

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CEIBS Healthcare Sector Research Centre

  • Vision 

    While healthcare poses similar challenges of access, quality, affordability, and innovation to all countries globally, effective solutions will be responsive to country-specific culture, value, socio-economic development stage and demographics. The CEIBS Healthcare Sector Research Center facilitates transporting knowledge, information, expertise, experience and good practice in healthcare between China and the world. The Centre plays a leading role in healthcare management and policy in China through research and teaching as well as providing policy-relevant solutions.

  • Mission 

    To support research and teaching that enhance socially responsible innovation, entrepreneurship and management, as well as effective regulation in the Chinese healthcare system.

    To  stimulate discussion, research projects and interaction among CEIBS faculty in different disciplines on managerially relevant problems in the healthcare sector. 

    To support student interests in the healthcare field by providing timely, relevant courses and course materials, hands-on learning experiences, and unique networking opportunities to help them become effective healthcare leaders. 

    To engage our alumni network by initiating conversations between CEIBS faculty and students and healthcare industry executives on the challenges facing their organisations and innovative, forward-looking solutions to address them. 

    To provide a platform to encourage dialogue and exchange among scholars, healthcare industry leaders and government health policy makers. 

  • Values

Social responsibility: We want our work to be helpful for industry growth and management practice, to be beneficial for people’s health and welfare, and to promote healthy economic and social development. 

Open mind: We will learn from the experience and lessons of other people, groups, and countries. We welcome and respect different opinions, ideas and thoughts. We encourage healthy debating, arguing, and criticising. 

Team work: While we provide room for individual creativity and academic independence, we strive for working and cooperating as a team in teaching and research through co-teaching, collective projects, and exchanging ideas. We believe in 1 + 1 > 2. We hope every member of our team benefits from supporting and helping each other’s healthy growth as well as from the growth as a group.

  • Professors in Centre

Zhou, Dongsheng
Professor of Marketing;
Department Chair (Marketing), CEIBS
Director of CEIBS Healthcare Sector Research Centre

Dr. Dongsheng Zhou is Professor of Marketing and Director of CEIBS Healthcare Sector Research Centre at CEIBS. Since 2006, Dr. Zhou has served as the Academic Co-chair of SEPC, a joint executive training programme with Harvard Business School and SEM of Tsinghua University. From May 2007 to 2012, Prof. Zhou was the Associate Dean in charge of CEIBS’ alumni relationships. He previously served on the Faculty of Business at City University of Hong Kong. Before his academic career, he was in charge of Marketing Research for a large state-owned trading firm in China. Dr. Zhou received his Ph.D. from Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. His bachelor's degree was from the University of Science & Technology of China (USTC), China.

Dr. Zhou's research focuses on marketing strategies, game theory, MNE strategies in China, China's private enterprises, and the globalisation of Chinese firms. Dr. Zhou has been a Principal Investigator on a number of research projects in Hong Kong and mainland China. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Global Marketing, and Journal of International Economics, among others. Dr. Zhou has taught company training programmes for GE, Philips, AkzoNobel, Bayer, CITIC Group, Bank of China, Bank of Communications, Tencent, China South Airlines, China Shipping Container Lines, etc. Over the past few years, Dr. Zhou has conducted consulting services for a number of local and global firms (e.g., IBM, Du Pont) in industries such as Advertising, Agriculture, Automobile, Banking, Chemicals, Food, Infrastructures, Internet, Petroleum, Resources, Real Estate, Securities, Soft Drinks and Telecoms.

  • Core Faculty and Researcher

Chen, Shaohui
Professor of Management Practice
Programme Co-Director of Advanced Management Programme

Dr. Chen Shaohui is Professor of Management Practice and Core Faculty Member of CEIBS Healthcare Sector Research Centre. She had taught at China Institute of Banking and had worked as a senior executive for companies in the securities and credit rating industry for several years. Dr. Chen has started her case development, teaching and research at CEIBS since 2005, currently she’s serving as the Programme Co-Director of Advanced Management Programme. Dr. Chen has been active in providing consulting services and serves as a leadership coach and independent director for domestic companies and organisations.

Prof. Chen received her Ph.D from The University of Auckland, majoring in the Management and Employment Relations. Her research has been published in international academic journals including the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Employee Relations. Besides being a regular contributor to Chinese management journals, she has also edited and co-authored management textbooks and chapters.

Zhao, Xinge
Professor of Finance and Accounting;
Associate Dean;
Director of Finance MBA (FMBA) Programme, CEIBS

Professor Xinge Zhao is Professor of Finance and Accounting, Associate Dean, Director of the Finance MBA (FMBA) Programme at CEIBS and Core Faculty Member of CEIBS Healthcare Sector Research Centre. Professor Zhao joined the school in 2005.  Between 2006 and 2010, he was Programme Director of the CFO Programme. Prior to joining CEIBS, he used to be a faculty member at School of Business Administration, College of William and Mary in the U.S. He received his bachelor's degree from Peking (Beijing) University, and earned his Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University, both in economics.

Professor Zhao's research is focused on mutual funds, investments and portfolio management, investor behaviour and protection, the bank wealth management product market in China, and managerial accounting. He has published in the Journal of Business, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, and Caijing-Financial Series. He also co-authored an academic book. His research and opinions have been featured in global media such as CCTV, China Daily, Economic Observer, China Business News, and Moneyweek in China, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Institutional Investor, Smart Money, and CBS MarketWatch in the U.S., Reuters in the UK, Le Figaro and Les Echos in France, and The Edge Singapore in Singapore.

Professor Zhao serves on the Boards of several Chinese listed firms and financial institutions, and he has also provided consulting services to companies and organisations such as the Investment Company Institute (ICI), the trade association of the U.S. mutual fund industry. He was invited to be a guest speaker at the China Private Banking and Wealth Management Forum, the Personal Wealth Management Forum, and the Forbes China Wealth Management Forum. He also served as a judge for the Moneyweek Best Bank Wealth Management Product Survey, the Dragon TV Winner 100 Show, and a commentator for the Chinese Business Network/Dragon TV Brainstorm Show.

  • Honorary Chairman

Xiaoming Zhu
President (June 2006 - March 2015),
Professor of Management;
Zhongtian Chair in Management, CEIBS
Programme Co-Director of Smart Healthcare Startup Programme

Dr. Zhu Xiaoming is Professor of Management at CEIBS, where he served as President from June 2006 to March 2015. Dr. Zhu graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a doctoral degree in engineering.

As an expert enjoying the State Council's special subsidy, he is also adjunct professor and Ph.D. supervisor in the College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, adjunct professor and Ph.D. supervisor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, adjunct professor at Shanghai International Studies University, Ph.D. supervisor for the China UnionPay postdoctoral programme, and member of IAM (International Academy of Management).

Dr.Zhu is Director of Shanghai Research Institute of Digitalisation and Internet Finance at CEIBS. He also assumed the positions of Vice Chairman of the China Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and Director of the Shanghai Evaluation Committee of International Business Professionals.

The major honours awarded to Dr. Zhu include the 2nd Prize for "Science and Technology Advancement in Shanghai" in 1995, the 1st Prize for "Shanghai Policy-making Consultation" in 2004 and Distinguished Award of the International Academy of Management in 2008. Dr. Zhu has published substantial amounts of research on economics and technology, including the Shanghai Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Series, the Mathematical Model Study of Economic and Management Cases, the Report on China’s Outsourcing Development (2007-2011), the 2010 Report on Development of China’s Outward Investment and Economic Cooperation, and Report on China' Third Party Platform E-payment Sector, E-payment Revolution,the Chinese translation of Mastering the Hype Cycle, and 10 Mega Business Trends in the Digital Age.

Ling Li
Ph.D., Professor of Economics, the National School of Development, Beijing University

Dr. Ling Li is an economics professor at the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) of Peking University, China. She was an associate professor with tenure at the Department of Economics of Towson University, USA, 2000-2003. Dr. Li serves as the chief advisor to the Chinese Central Government’s Commission on Healthcare Reform. She is also a Vice President of the Chinese Health Economics Association, a Vice President of the Gerontology Society of China. Dr. Li’s current research interests and teaching fields are Health Economics and Economics of Aging. Dr. Li received her Ph.D. in economics in 1994 and her M.A. in economics in 1990, from the University of Pittsburgh, and her B.S. in Physics from Wuhan University, China in 1982.

Kevin A. Schulman
MD, MBA , Professor of Medicine, the Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration, Duke University, USA

Dr. Schulman is a professor of medicine and the Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration at Duke University. He is an associate director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute at the Duke University School of Medicine. At Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, he serves as director of the Health Sector Management Programme, the Master of Management in Clinical Informatics, and the Centre for the Study of Health Management. Dr. Schulman received his MD from the New York University School of Medicine and his MBA, with a concentration in healthcare management, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is board-certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Schulman’s research interests include economic evaluation in clinical research; health services research and policy, including access to care and the impact of reimbursement and regulatory policies on clinical practice; and medical decision-making, especially in patients with life-threatening conditions. He has published more than 300 papers and book chapters; his peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the editorial/advisory boards of the American Journal of Medicine, American Heart Journal, Health Services Research, and Value in Health.

Wynand van de Ven
Ph.D., Professor of Health Insurance, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherland

Since 1986 Dr Wynand van de Ven is professor of Health Insurance at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His teaching and research focus on regulated competition in healthcare, competitive health insurance market, risk equalisation, managed care, risk selection and priority choices in healthcare. He has experience as a governor and adviser of insurance companies, political parties, government, research institute, hospitals and other healthcare organisations. He serves (served) as member of many advisory committees and the editorial Board of scientific journals. As a consultant, e.g. for the World Bank and the World Health Organisation, he has studied the healthcare systems in Chile, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa and Sweden. He is one of the founding fathers of the European Risk Adjustment Network. Previous positions include Programme Director of the Master Health Economics, Policy and Law at Erasmus University and Chair of the iHEA Jury-Committee for the annual Arrow Award for best paper in health economics. Dr Wynand van de Ven wrote his thesis “Studies in Health Insurance and Econometrics” at Leiden University.

Wei Yu
Ph.D., Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Wei Yu, Ph.D., Professor, Senior Deputy Dean, School of Public Economics and Administration; Director, Centre for Health Policy and Administration, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; Adjunct associate, Centre for Health Policy, Stanford University. He served as an assistant professor at Boston University Medical School between 1996 and 2000, a fellow at Stanford’s Centres for Health Policy and for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, and a health economist at Health Economics Resource Centre, U.S. Veterans Affairs Health System between 2000 and 2006. 

Dr. Yu’s research interest includes healthcare financing policy, evaluation of healthcare service and variation in healthcare utilisation, and healthcare cost for the elderly. His recent research focuses on China’s health system reform, hospital cost management, performance evaluation, insurance payment method.  He is a board member of Shanghai Health Insurance Association and also a member of the editorial board for China Health as well as China Health Policy Research. Dr. Yu obtained his Ph.D. at Clemson University in U.S. in 1992 and completed post-doctoral training at Boston University in 1996.

 
 

We plan to gradually develop four levels of education components in Healthcare Management and Policy: 1) All students, 2) MBA Programme, 3) EMBA Programme 4) Executive Development Programme.

  • All Students

Healthcare courses are offered as electives to ensure that all CEIBS students are exposed to healthcare issues.

The required curriculum incorporates healthcare cases and topics in many courses ranging from Marketing and Finance to Entrepreneurship and Strategy. This ensures that all students will understand the industry from various functional perspectives. 

Students may choose field-based research projects specific to their particular healthcare interests.

  • MBA Course

MBA students can choose from a variety of elective courses in healthcare management and policy. Course descriptions of these elective courses include:

Healthcare Systems, Policy and Reform
This course introduces students to the fundamental tradeoffs and principles common to all healthcare systems. Students will learn how to apply basic concepts and analysis tools to understanding the special features of healthcare markets. Specifics of healthcare financing policy and reforms from selected healthcare systems that are of particular interest will be discussed. International comparisons will allow students to draw valuable lessons about different practices across different systems. More importantly, this highly interactive course is designed to help students to establish a conceptual framework to understand and influence the process of health policy making, and to understand the current and future trend of healthcare financing policy.

Economics of Health and Healthcare
This course provides a framework for understanding the economic factors underlying the healthcare system and the intersection of its agents (consumers, payers, providers, suppliers). The course focuses primarily on the structure and economics of health insurance and the demand for healthcare; pricing and reimbursement of drugs, vaccines, medical devices and hospital services; the economics of biomedical research; disease-management programmes; and cost-benefit analyses employed by payers and consumers of healthcare products and services. The purpose of this course is to introduce both the language and key concepts of health economics that are relevant to the policy debates and discussion involving the healthcare delivery world.

Management of Healthcare Organisations
This course introduces students to the concepts, theories, and practical problems of managing healthcare organisations. Case material is drawn from hospital, HMO, group practice, public health agency, and for-profit company settings. Students gain a better understanding of the range of strategic and operational problems faced by managers, some of the analytic tools to diagnose problems, and the role of leadership (and management) in improving performance. Performance based management is an important component of this course, including quality of care, safety, effectiveness of care, patient oriented care, and cost control (efficiency).

Management of Life Science Industry
This course examines the key pricing, marketing and management strategies in life sciences, including sampling, detailing, direct-to-consumer advertising, reference pricing, value-based pricing, branding, patenting, generic competition, and benefit designing. The conceptual and analytic framework will include economic and managerial principles, as well as social, legal, regulatory and ethical considerations. Tensions and trade-off among those dimension in life science innovation, marketing and management will be carefully explored and examined. 

  • EMBA Course

EMBA students can choose to participate in a module on the essentials of healthcare management and policy (3-4 days):

Healthcare Essentials from An Executive’s Perspective
This course helps students to understand what an executive needs to know about health and healthcare in order to run a successful business. This course critically examines the health conditions that drive productivity loss and work absences. It assesses the strategies in terms of direct economic incentives, indirect health benefit design and medical preventive care to improve health in order to improve productivity and reduce cost burdens. This course also combines basic knowledge included in the four MBA courses described above.

  • Executive Development Programme

The Centre cooperates with CEIBS Executive Education Department to develop training programmes.

1) Hospital Executive Training Programme

CEIBS’ Experience in Leadership Development Programme for Hospital Executives 

As China deepens its healthcare system reform, the traditional hospital president appointment system has started to show its disadvantages. Many expert-type presidents lack both knowledge and practice in management, so there has been an increasing demand for hospital management education. From 2000, CEIBS has offered the Hospital Management Programme in cooperation with the China Health Economics Institute (CHEI), Eli Lilly, and Shanghai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. This was a one-of-a-kind initiative jointly launched by the healthcare sector and the education sector that has helped facilitate healthcare reform in China.

In order to further promote executive education in the hospital management sector,the CEIBS Diploma in Hospital Management Programme (DIHMP) was launched in 2003. Based on 10-years of experience in the operation of DIHMP and in light of the current circumstances, CEIBS has redesigned DIHMP and launched a new programme named “Leadership Development Programme for Hospital Executives (LDPH)” in 2010. LDPH aims to equip individuals in senior management positions with a comprehensive and systematic set of international concepts and tools that can be applied to China's healthcare system. The programme is tailored for senior hospital administrators to complement their medical expertise with management skills to improve hospital management and operation in a more complicated market environment.

As one of the pioneers in teaching and research of hospital management in China, CEIBS is committed to the maintaining its leading position in business management education by continuously improving and updating its programmes. To date, number of participants in the CEIBS DIHMP has exceeded 400. Through lectures and case studies, participants have gained a systematic understanding of hospital management, and have successfully applied what they have learned to improve their hospital operations. Participants of this Programme are well recognised for their excellence in the industry, many of whom have been promoted or entrusted to further responsibilities during and after their studies in this Programme.

Selected Professors on the Hospital Training Programme

Zhao, Xinge
Professor of Finance and Accounting;
Associate Dean;
Director of Finance MBA (FMBA) Programme, CEIBS

Professor Xinge Zhao is Professor of Finance and Accounting, Associate Dean, Director of the Finance MBA (FMBA) Programme and Core Faculty Member of CEIBS Healthcare Sector Research Centre at CEIBS. Professor Zhao joined the school in 2005.  Between 2006 and 2010, he was Programme Director of the CFO Programme. Prior to joining CEIBS, he used to be a faculty member at School of Business Administration, College of William and Mary in the U.S. He received his bachelor's degree from Peking (Beijing) University, and earned his Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University, both in economics.

Professor Zhao's research is focused on mutual funds, investments and portfolio management, investor behaviour and protection, the bank wealth management product market in China, and managerial accounting. He has published in the Journal of Business, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, and Caijing-Financial Series. He also co-authored an academic book. His research and opinions have been featured in global media such as CCTV, China Daily, Economic Observer, China Business News, and Moneyweek in China, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Institutional Investor, Smart Money, and CBS MarketWatch in the U.S., Reuters in the UK, Le Figaro and Les Echos in France, and The Edge Singapore in Singapore.

Professor Zhao serves on the Boards of several Chinese listed firms and financial institutions, and he has also provided consulting services to companies and organisations such as the Investment Company Institute (ICI), the trade association of the U.S. mutual fund industry. He was invited to be a guest speaker at the China Private Banking and Wealth Management Forum, the Personal Wealth Management Forum, and the Forbes China Wealth Management Forum. He also served as a judge for the Moneyweek Best Bank Wealth Management Product Survey, the Dragon TV Winner 100 Show, and a commentator for the Chinese Business Network/Dragon TV Brainstorm Show.

Teaching and Training

Jian Han
Associate Professor of Management;
Co-Director, CEIBS Centre on China Innovation
Co-Director of CEIBS Centre on Digital Economy and Smart Enterprises

Dr. Jian Han is Associate Professor of Management of CEIBS. She received her Ph.D. with concentrations on Human Resources Management and Social Statistics (minor) from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University.

Dr. Han specialises in strategic human resource management and organisational transformation. Her research in HRM and organisational behaviour has been published extensively in scholarly journals including Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Research Methods, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Management World (Chinese), Journal of Management Sciences(Chinese), Harvard Business Review China (HBRC), Tsinghua Business Review, and CEIBS Business Review. She also contributes book chapters in organisational change, compensation and benefits, employee recruitment, workforce diversity management and innovation, and cross-cultural management. Dr. Han has presented more than 30 papers at leading international management conferences. Her work has been cited by CNN, Financial Times, Fortune, China Daily, CCTV, and China Business Review. Dr. Han is currently the academic director of the CEIBS Chief HR Officer Programme (CHO).

Dr. Han has also received several teaching and case-writing awards, such as the 2018 Teaching Innovation Award from the Human Resources Division, Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference, the 2018 CEIBS Teaching Excellence Award, the First-prize Winner of the 2011 National Case Competition on Case-based Teaching in Business Administration and Theory-building, China, the 2012 European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Case Writing Award, and Nominated Case Award for 2018 Global Contest for the Best China-Focused Cases.

In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Han has been actively involving in professional service. Since 2018, she has served in the editorial board of the Journal of Vocation Behaviour. She has also been an active contributor to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Since 2012, she has served on various WEF’s global expert councils.  In 2017, Dr. Han was ranked among the list of 30 global “thought leaders that most likely to shape future business model” by Thinkers 50 Radar. She also received the CEIBS Service Excellent Award for Faculty Members in 2018.

Chen, Shaohui
Professor of Management Practice
Programme Co-Director of Advanced Management Programme

Dr. Chen Shaohui is Professor of Management Practice and Core Faculty Member of CEIBS Healthcare Sector Research Centre. She had taught at China Institute of Banking and had worked as a senior executive for companies in the securities and credit rating industry for several years. Dr. Chen has started her case development, teaching and research at CEIBS since 2005, currently she’s serving as the Programme Co-Director of Advanced Management Programme. Dr. Chen has been active in providing consulting services and serves as a leadership coach and independent director for domestic companies and organisations.

Prof. Chen received her Ph.D from The University of Auckland, majoring in the Management and Employment Relations. Her research has been published in international academic journals including the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Employee Relations. Besides being a regular contributor to Chinese management journals, she has also edited and co-authored management textbooks and chapters.

2) Specific training programme based on request
Training programme for: health insurance managers, government health agency officials, and pharmaceutical company managers.

CEIBS supports leading players in the healthcare industry with talent development and executive education to help healthcare organisations meet their growth aspirations. Our client list includes:
Eli Lilly 
GE Medical System 
Novartis 
J&J Medical 
Xi'an Janssen (XJP) 
Sanofi-Aventis 
Wyeth 
AstraZeneca

Research and Publication

Research projects for the CEIBS Healthcare Sector Research Centre are usually faculty-driven, but can also involve students.

  • Long-term Research Projects

Long-term projects focus on one or two select areas, enabling the Centre’s research group to specialise in specific areas of Healthcare. The factors that guide our selection include: 1) data availability 2) social impact and 3) interests and strengths of our researchers.

Health Insurance Research
1) To establish a long-term cooperation with a city or province to build a database of health insurance claim data.
2) Potential studies include insurance payment methods, establishing a universal health insurance system improving insurance management, improving the healthcare delivery system, measuring healthcare quality and costs, and controlling healthcare expenditures.

Value-Based Healthcare Management
1) To establish a series of value indicators to measure the performance of healthcare delivery system and quality of healthcare.
2) To establish a process to manage healthcare organisations based on their performance.
3) To establish incentives and a regulatory system to encourage value-based management. 

Management of Chronic Disease and Long Term Care
We would like to research on how commercial, market and policy initiatives can increase the cost efficacy of chronic disease management and long-term care, and limit the overall cost impact of chronic disease and long-term care on the Chinese economy.

Health Technology Assessment and Strategic Investment
1) Health technology innovation is a key driver for medical expenditure and investment. With the advancement of chemical, biomedical, biologic, device technology and Chinese medicine, the identification of cost-effective health technology is critical for corporations to adopt new technology and make strategic investments. 
2) We critically assess the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of emerging health technology in the areas of chemical, biomedical, biologic and device technology and Chinese medicine, envisioning the shifts in demand due to changing disease patterns and demography. 
3) We also examine the regulatory role and pricing strategies that may influence the success of new technologies in the market place.

Health Data System for Government Health Authorities
1) To select a city/province to establish a long-term cooperative relationship.
2) To design a set of database and data components for health authorities.
3) Possible datasets include: health status, behaviour, utilisation, and expenditure survey, healthcare provider data system, and healthcare resource data systems.

  • Ideas for Short-Term Research Projects

Short-term year-long team projects also create impact and influence. The factors that guide our selection are: 1) interests of our researchers 2) social impact 3) feasibility and quick turn-around. 

- Health insurance payment reform
- Public hospital reform
- Drug pricing reform
- Alternative treatment
- Reform of physician employment system
- Medical and drug separation 

The products of these projects could be in the format of policy papers, policy briefing, research papers, collected paper volumes for publication, and media reports. 

  • Healthcare Management and Policy Cases

The dynamic and often complex nature of healthcare makes it ideally suited for the development of provocative case studies that reflect the most recent issues in healthcare management and healthcare innovation. Healthcare cases can be used in both healthcare courses, as well as the core CEIBS curriculum.

The complicated and dynamic nature of China’s healthcare reform and transition highlight the importance of understanding the practical issues and factors in real life cases. Case studies summarising real experiences and lessons can also provide the basis for developing theories and policies.

We encourage cooperation between our external researchers and Centre researchers in producing cases.

Students and Alumni

  • Selected Alumni in Healthcare 

Song, Ruilin 
Executive Director of the Research Centre for Medicinal Policy, Chinese Pharmaceutical Association; Adjunct Professor, CEIBS; Consultant of CEIBS Hospital Management Education Advisory Committee; Guest Professor of Peking Union Medical College 

Xiong, Xianjun
Vice President and Secretary-General of China Health Insurance Research Association; Deputy Director of Institute of Social Security of Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security

Lu, Fengxia
Director of Drug Price Evaluation Centre, National Committee of Development and Reform

Zhang, Wei
General Director, Department of Drug Registration, China Food and Drug Administration

Qian, Jin
General Director, Department of Food Export and Import Safety, China General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine 

Xu, Hang
Chairman, Mindray (A China medical device company with its US sub-company and on NYSE)

Huang, Yunlong
Vice President, China Resources Double-crane Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Zhang Guanfu
President, Guizhou Xinbang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Wu, Wentao
Chairman and CEO, Hainan Levtec Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Yin, Xiaofeng
CEO, Beijing Fresenius Kabi (a Germany company in infusion therapy and clinical nutrition)

Zheng, Zehui
CEO, Urit Medical Electronic Group Co., Ltd.

Wu, Xunxian 
Chairman and CEO, Guilin Woodpecker Medical Instrument Co., Ltd.

  • Club

MBA healthcare club
The MBA healthcare club now has 70 members including MBA students and exchange students, many of which have professional backgrounds in healthcare.

Mission
The Club, as a student body, aims to provide a platform for students who have interest in the healthcare industry to get the knowledge and learn the development of the industry both in China and abroad, to interact with alumnus with industry experiences and to approach company leaders in healthcare industry.

Activities
CEIBS MBA Healthcare Club holds multiple events every year. Annual activities include:
• Alumni Mixers: Mixers give alumni working in healthcare-related industries and opportunity to share experience and network with current students. 
• Faculty-student meetings between professors from Healthcare Management and Policy and club members
• Speakers and Networking: Speakers will be selectively chosen based on club members’ interests. Topics will range from care delivery, innovation, and entrepreneurship to commercialisation and venture capital. 
• Community team-building activities: Club members can share their understanding of Healthcare.
• Company tourS: Members will have opportunities to visit companies to better understand how companies in healthcare industry operates. 

Annual China Healthcare Forum 
CEIBS China Healthcare Forum has become one of the most influential annual industry events in China since 2005. The forum brings together the highest profile academics, government officials, company executives and hospital presidents to share new insights into China's evolving healthcare industry. It is characterised by open dialogue, reflecting the value of CEIBS as an academic and therefore neutral, non-partisan host.

Universal Health Insurance: Dream and Reality
(CEIBS web link for Healthcare Forum)

The world economy is going through a new round of shakeups and transformations. The Chinese economy, facing insufficient external demand, has to take up the challenge of promoting sustainable economic growth by relying more on domestic consumption. How can China further improve the living standard and well-being of its whole population through improving income redistribution and expanding social security? This becomes a critical issue for China to continue economic development and maintain social stability.

Just three years after the Chinese government announced the new healthcare reform plan in 2009, the enormous undertaking has shown great progress, with 1.2 billion rural and urban residents covered by the basic social health insurance. This progress is unprecedented in human history, but it is just a prelude to China's odyssey in its new healthcare reform, which is projected to last for 10 years and will have an impact on all stakeholders in Chinese society. How can China improve its current healthcare system, efficiently allocate precious health resources, improve healthcare quality, and satisfy the increasing demand of rural and urban residents for healthcare? How can China reduce the gaps among the three social health insurance schemes, so that the dream of a universal health insurance can be truly realised sooner? As the healthcare reform moves forward, more and more new challenges have to be faced.

Nevertheless, the Chinese government is already deeply aware of the importance of healthcare reform to a harmonious society, and has expressed increasingly strong and clear intentions to promote the reform. This forum will provide a platform for opinion leaders, government policy makers, and industry forerunners to exchange ideas and information, and offer suggestions and recommendations on how to deepen China's healthcare reform.

On June 12, 2011, Agfa HealthCare today signed a three-year partnership agreement with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), joining CEIBS Corporate Network as a sponsor of CEIBS Centre for Healthcare Policy and Management. The programme seeks to foster academic and industry cooperation on healthcare through a network of mutually beneficial partnerships. The partnership agreement supports Agfa HealthCare’s commitment to the Chinese market, to innovation and to the continuous improvement of healthcare globally. 

About Agfa HealthCare 

Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions.  The company has nearly a century of healthcare experience and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990s.  Today Agfa HealthCare designs, develops and delivers state-of-the-art systems for capturing, managing and processing diagnostic images and clinical/administrative information for hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as contrast media solutions to enable effective medical imaging results. The company has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2010 were 1,180 million euro.

  Sponsor and Partner

  • Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 23 billion in 2009, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.

Sponsor and Partner

  • Siemens Ltd. China

Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role.

Sponsor and Partner

CEIBS Healthcare Sector Research Centre

Add: 699 Hongfeng Road, Shanghai 201206
Tel: +86 21 2890 5920
Email: healthcare@ceibs.edu