A voice in the conversation: Simulating a healthcare social business initiative from the perspective of patients, carers, physicians, nurses, community healthcare workers and pharmacists

posted Sep 29, 2014, 1:29 AM by Jeff Knezovich
2 October, 16:30-18:00, 1.42

A system dynamics (SD) simulation model will be used as a tool to evaluate, inform and communicate a pharmaceutical firm’s social business initiative to improve medicines access in a low-income country. By discussing baseline and alternative scenarios, participants will gain experience with a SD computer model designed to simulate current conditions and system changes following the initiative. Results of simulations will be reviewed. The discussion will conclude with suggestions for improving policy and programme choices and the model used to communicate and evaluate them. 

  • Anita Wagner, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, USA
  • James Thompson, Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA