For several years now, various international players in the health and academic world have been initiating new forms of partnerships. Two objectives are being pursued: to develop research to support public decision-making, and to support the development of healthcare systems on the basis of robust economic science results. Experience shows that this ambition, however well-founded it may be, is difficult to achieve.
The meeting of two institutions
The hospinnomics project was born from the meeting of two wills:
- The will of Martin Hirsch, general manager of the AP-HP, to endow the establishment with a university structure in health economics. The challenge is to clarify the organizational and investment choices that determine the quality, accessibility and cost of care.
- That of Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Director of PSE, to fully open up economic research to other disciplines and put it at the service of decision-makers and the public, as shown by his experience with the Institute of Public Policies and his partnership with the team of Esther Duflo (J-PAL Europe).
July 1, 2014
AP-HP and PSE – internationally recognized for the quality of their academic research, respectively in medicine and economics – are announcing the creation of hospinnomics in order to provide France with a structure that meets these ambitions: to orient academic research in health economics towards more pragmatism (“Policy-oriented research”) and to enable health actors to base their decisions on scientific evaluations (“Evidence-based policy”).
AP-HP and PSE renew their collaboration within the Hospinnomics Chair and put forward new objectives and perspectives.