Department of Health Systems Management and Quality Management in Health Care

Staff Education Scientific Research
& Expert Activities

Head: Klára Bíró, associate professor

The Department of Health Systems Management and Quality Management in Health Care, as part of the Faculty of Public Health, was established by the Senate of the University of Debrecen on October 6, 2011. The youngest Department of the Faculty of Public Health started operating on January 1, 2012.

The aim of the Department in addition to providing up to date knowledge of health care organization and management, is to provide the next generation of well-trained experts of the field who will notice new opportunities arising in our globalized world. Our main goal is to develop tendentious leaders and open-minded experts of health care who will do everything in their capacity to contribute to the advancement of the health care system, and thus society. Our staff, instructors and tutors make every effort to convey a systemic approach to our students. Accordingly they strive to explore the pervasive trends of the transforming global markets' and make effort to understand the underlying processes and their drivers, knowledge that could contribute to creating lasting value for society. The training programs offered by our Department aim to prepare students to be capable of meeting the challenges of the public, business, government and the nonprofit sector.

The Department has the task of giving expert support for planning, implementation and monitoring professionally relevant projects, as well as the offering full management support for medical and/or public health projects in connection with health care management, quality assurance, health care law and health care economics throughout the projects' lifecycle.

The main scope of our research is interdisciplinary (social and neurobiological) assessment of management and leadership topics. In addition we analyze health care and public health services and their nature and operation, and also the specification of certain areas of health care quality assurance and innovation.

Our research priorities are: healthy aging; motivation and drive, organizational behavior, organizational and management tasks; potential innovation in e-health and m-health; organizational and legal issues of treatment and care, operational characteristics of health care organizations; economics of health care; quality assurance in health care; applied management systems and methods; characteristics of motivation and incentives; specialties of communication and conflict management.

Our partners include Universities in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and the United States that are not only world-renowned research centers, but are actively operating ventures of their country.

… let us work together for the future of health care …

Updated: 2019.01.30.

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