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Work experience

2018 - Present

Vice-Dean

Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare

2016 - Present

Head, Health Management Faculty Group

Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, Health Management Teaching Staff Group

2018 - Present

Deputy Director

Institute of Public Health, RSU

2012 - 2016

Vice-Dean (Master's Study Programmes)

Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Medicine

Director of professional Master's degree programme "Health Management" Study courses: Health Economics, Health System Design, Health Care Organization and Financing, Health Technology Assessment, Pharmaceutical Policy and Management, Information Management in Health Systems​​

2009 - 2011

Director

The Centre for Health Economics of Latvia (at present reorganized)

Public Health Studies, Health Statistics, Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement of Pharmaceuticals, Rational Pharmacotherapy Guidelines, e-Health Systems: Electronic Health records; E-booking; E-prescription system ​​

1998 - 2009

Director

The Medicines’ Pricing and Reimbursement Agency of Latvia (at present reorganized)

Pricing and Reimbursement of Pharmaceuticals, Health Technology Assessment, Rational Pharmacotherapy Guidelines, Economic Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals ​​

Education and training

2009 - 2011

Doctoral studies

The University of Latvia , Faculty of Economics

Research methods, Statistical analysis, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

1999 - 2000

Master’s degree in Social Sciences

The University of Latvia

Finance, Economics, Policy analysis, Management, Law, Marketing

1980 - 1984

Economics bachelors degree

The University of Latvia

Finance, Economics

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

​Courses and seminars

Flagship Course on Health System Strengthening and Sustainable Financing: Health financing after financial crisis, coordinated by the WHO (2011)

Flagship Course on Health System Strengthening and Sustainable Financing: Planning and governance of providers network, coordinated by the WHO (2010)

European Observatory Summer school in Venice: Innovation and Health Technology Assessment: Improving Health System Quality" (2009)

Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Summer School Course on Health Economics (2002)

Course "Evidence, Money & Drug Selection" organized by the WHO, Birmingham University, UK and Newcastle University, Australia (2002)​

Supervised study programme and study courses

Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Master, Full-time studies, Health management (Latvian; English)

Health Economics

Health Economics anf Finance

Health System Design

Health System Management

Health Technology Assessment

Information management in health systems

Internship

Pharmaceutical Policy and Management

Pharmacoeconomics, Epidemiology and Organisation of Health Care

Pharmacoeconomics

Efficiency and Quality management of the Organisation

Health Economics

Health System Design

Health Technology Assessment

Information management in health systems

Internship

Legal Aspects of Health Management

Organization of Health care

Pharmaceutical Policy and Management

Pharmacoeconomics, Epidemiology and Organisation of Health Care

Pre-Defence of Master_s Thesis

Quality Assurance and Improvement in Healthcare

Master_s Thesis

Projects

"Fit for Work Latvia: Development of Muscle-Sceletal System disorders National Plan" (2012- present), The Work Foundation, London

​Implementation of e-health Systems in Latvia,(Ministry of Health of Latvia

​EU Joint Action on eHealth (2009- 2011), European Commission

​EU Joint Action on Health Technology Assessment (2009 – 2011), European Commission

​EUnetHTA JA2 WP5 on Rapid Assessments, CVZ, The Netherlands

​Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information. Country Reports (2007-2008),GOEG

Memberships

EC Pharmaceutical Forum, Working group on Relative Effectiveness of Pharmaceuticals (2006 – 2007), European Commission

Membership Chief of the Board of the Latvian Association of Health Economics (LVEA)

Member of the European Health Management Association (EHMA) through LVEA

Member of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

Member of the EU Structural Funds Steering Committee of Latvia (2009 – 2011)​

Awards and recognitions

2012. Certificate of Recognition of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia.

Publications

Research articles​​

Behmane, Daiga. An evaluation of health care service provider websites in Latvia - a medical tourism perspective / D.Behmane, D.Rutitis, V.Savicka // Regional Formation and Development Studies. - Vol.29, No.3 (2019), p.5-20. - DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/rfds.v29i3.1990

Factors determining competitiveness in healthcare institutions in Latvia – results of the EKOSOC-LV National Research Programme / A.Villeruša, D.Behmane, U.Berķis, A.Kokarēviča, V.Cauce // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.73, No.4 (2019, Aug.), p.269-277. - Web of Science un/vai Scopus. - DOI: 10.2478/prolas-2019-0044

Significance of technology factors in the context of development of health care sector in Latvia / D.Behmane, H.Kalkis, A.Villerusa, U.Berkis, D.Rutitis // Intelligent Human Systems Integration 2019 : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2019): Integrating People and Intelligent Systems (San Diego, California, USA, Febr.7-10, 2019) / editors: W.Karwowski, T.Ahram. - Springer International Publishing, 2019. - P.248-254. - Web of Science un/vai Scopus. - DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11051-2_38

Strautmane, Baiba. Palliative care in Latvia : availability and the role of the family doctor / B.Strautmane, D.Behmane, I.Ludviga // SHS Web of Conferences : Proceedings. - EDP Sciences, 2019. - Vol.68 (2019), article. No.02005, [13 p.]. - 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" (Riga, Latvia, Oct.10-12, 2018). - DOI: 10.1051/shsconf/20196802005

Behmane, Daiga. International health care regulation at national and institutional levels in Latvia / D.Behmane, D.Rutitis // Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrasctructure Development. - Vol.40, No.4 (2018), p.442-454. - Kopsavilkums lietuviešu valodā.

Behmane, Daiga. Veselības ekonomikas loma mūsdienu veselības aprūpes sistēmā / D.Behmane // Latvijas Ārsts. - Nr.1 (2018, janv.), 76.-78.lpp.

Evaluation of external factors for the development of the Latvian health sector / D.Behmane, A.Villeruša, U.Berķis, D.Rūtītis // Humanities and Social Sciences : Latvia. - Vol.26, No.2 (2018), p.46-63. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: https://www.lu.lv/fileadmin/user_upload/lu_portal/apgads/PD…

Latvian health care competitiveness in relation to its infrastructure and available resources [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Kokarevica, A.Villerusa, D.Behmane, U.Berkis, V.Cauce // SHS Web of Conferences [Elektroniskais resurss] : Proceedings. - EDP Sciences, 2018. - Vol.40 (2018), article No.02003, [10 p.]. - 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" (Riga, Latvia, Nov.23-25, 2016). - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://www.shs-conferences.org/articles/shsconf/abs/2018/0…

Veselība pienākas visiem : [stāsta RSU Sabiedrības veselības un epidemioloģijas katedras vadītājs, sociālās politikas eksperte, RSU Medicīnas fakultātes prodekāne ...[u.c.]] / Ģ.Briģis, R.Zilvere, D.Behmane ...[u.c.] ; materiāla sagat. E.Ritums // Medicus Bonus. - Nr.35 (2018, marts/apr.), 8.-11.lpp.

Veselības aprūpes nozares konkurētspējas problēmas un iespējas / A.Villeruša, D.Behmane, U.Berķis, A.Kokarēviča // Medicus Bonus. - Nr.39 (2018, dec.), 13.-17.lpp.

Veselības aprūpes pakalpojumu nodrošināšana ārvalstniekiem veselības aprūpes iestādēs Latvijā / I.Silionova, A.Villeruša, D.Behmane, U.Berķis, A.Kokarēviča, V.Cauce // Zinātniskie raksti : 2016.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2017. - 206.-214.lpp.

Providing healthcare to foreign patients and associated system problems in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Villerusa, D.Behmane, U.Berkis, A.Kokarevica, V.Cauce // European Journal of Public Health [Elektronisks resurss]. - Vol.26, Suppl.1 (2016, Nov.),p.ckw175.149. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckw175.149

Orālo antikoagulantu klīniskā pielietojuma problēmu analīze pacientiem ar priekškambaru mirgošanu / O.Kalējs, A.Strēlnieks, M.Vikmane, D.Behmane, G.Bahs, A.Lejnieks ...[u.c.] // Zinātniskie raksti : 2013.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 138.-159.lpp.

Abstracts​​

Kaļva, Artūrs. Health budget savings from application of PET/CT for Hodgkin lymphoma patients in Latvia / A.Kaļva, D.Behmane, Ģ.Briģis // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.723.

Characteristics of primary care non-users in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Villerusa, D.Behmane, U.Berkis, A.Kokarevica, V.Cauce // European Journal of Public Health [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.28, Suppl.4 (2018, Nov.), p.112. - 11th European Public Health Conference "Winds of change: towards new ways ofimproving public health in Europe" (Ljubljana, Slovenia, Nov.28-Dec.1, 2018) : [Abstracts]. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/article/28/suppl_4/cky213.3…

Implementation of the EU cross-border health care requirements as a condition for the competitiveness of health sector in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / D.Behmane, A.Villeruša, U.Berķis, A.Kokarevica // Latvijas Universitātes 76. Zinātniskā konference, sekcija "Starptautiskā mārketinga iespējas konkurētspējas stiprināšana" (Rīga, 2018.g. 2.martā) [Elektroniskais resurss] : [tēzes] / Latvijas Universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 1 lpp. - Resurss aprakstīts 2018.g. 5.dec. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://www.bvef.lu.lv/konferences-un-seminari/lu-konferenc…

Regional differences in healthcare human resources in Latvia / A.Villerusa, D.Behmane, U.Berkis, A.Kokarevica // 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives" (Rīga, Oct.10-12, 2018) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2018. - P.154.

Strautmane, Baiba. Availability of palliative care in Latvia and citizens’ satisfaction with state provided services / B.Strautmane, D.Behmane, I.Ludviga // 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives" (Rīga, Oct.10-12, 2018) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2018. - P.141.

Veselības aprūpes konkurētspēju ietekmējošie faktori Latvijā [Elektroniskais resurss] : [tēzes] / A.Villeruša, D.Behmane, U.Berķis, A.Kokarēviča, V.Cauce // IV Pasaules latviešu zinātnieku kongress (Rīga, 2018.g. 18.-20.jūn.) : sociālo zinātņu sekcija [Elektroniskais resurss] / Izglītības un zinātnes ministrija ...[u.c.]. - Rīga, 2018. - Stenda referāts Nr.21, [1 lpp.]. - Resurss aprakstīts 2019.g. 21.martā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://congress.sciencelatvia.lv/wp-content/uploads/sites/…

Veselības aprūpes reformas ietekme uz ārējās konkurētspējas ietvarnosacījumiem / U.Berķis, A.Villeruša, D.Behmane, A.Kokarēviča // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 259.lpp.

Behmane, Daiga. Health workforce outward migration - a major hurdle to the sustainability of health sector in Latvia / D.Behmane, A.Villerusa, V.Cauce // European Health Management Association (EHMA) 2017 Annual Conference "Health Futures" (Milan, Italy, June 13-15, 2017) : Abstracts Book. - Milan, 2017. - P.126.

Bruna, Una. Strategic directions of age-related macular degeneration treatment in Latvia / U.Bruna, D.Behmane, G.Laganovska // 2017.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2017.g. 6.-7.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2017. - 404.lpp.

Korole, Radmila. Zobārstniecības uzņēmuma SIA “KarAlDent” ekonomiskās peļņas palielināšanas iespējas / R.Korole, L.Leitāne, D.Behmane // 2017.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2017.g. 6.-7.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2017. - 159.lpp.

Patient satisfaction with healthcare provided by family doctors in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Villerusa, D.Behmane, U.Berkis, A.Kokarevica, V.Cauce // European Journal of Public Health [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.27, Suppl.3 (2017, Nov.), p.278-279. - 10th European Public Health Conference Sustaining Resilient and Healthy Communities (Stockholm, Sweden, Nov.1-4, 2017) : [Abstracts]. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx187.739

Employment of medical doctors in Latvia / A.Villerusa, D.Golubova, D.Behmane, U.Berkis // 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations. Innovations. Solutions" (Riga, Nov.23-25, 2016) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University ...[et al.]. - Riga, 2016. - P.135.

Exposure to free trade agreements : pressure stimulus for external competitiveness improvement in healthcare industries / U.Berkis, A.Villerusa, D.Behmane, A.Kokarevica, S.Strode // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 294.lpp.

Latvian health care external competitiveness in Europe in relation to its infrastructure and available resources / A.Kokarevica, A.Villerusa, D.Behmane, U.Berkis, V.Cauce // 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations. Innovations. Solutions" (Riga, Nov.23-25, 2016) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University ...[et al.]. - Riga, 2016. - P.54-55.

Pārrobežu veselības aprūpes direktīvas prasību ietekme uz Latvijas veselības aprūpes sistēmas konkurētspēju ārējos tirgos / D.Behmane, A.Villeruša, U.Berķis, A.Kokarēviča ...[u.c.] // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 308.lpp.

The impact of the cross-border health care regulation on patient mobility in Latvia / D.Behmane, A.Villerusa, U.Berkis, A.Kokarevica // 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations. Innovations. Solutions" (Riga, Nov.23-25, 2016) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University ...[et al.]. - Riga, 2016. - P.23.

Veselības aprūpes iestāžu dalība pakalpojumu sniegšanā ārvalstniekiem / A.Villeruša, U.Berķis, D.Behmane, A.Kokarēviča, V.Cauce // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 282.lpp.

Characterisation of competitiveness factors in healthcare industry in Latvia : [abstract] / D.Behmane, A.Villerusa, U.Berkis, A.Kokareviča // 56th International Riga Technical University Conference "Scientific conference on economics and entrepreneurship" (SCEE'2015) (Riga, Latvia, Oct.14-16, 2015) : Proceedings. - Riga, 2015. - P.92-93.

Health workforce crises in Latvia : [abstract] / A.Villerusa, D.Behmane, A.Kokarevica, U.Berkis // European Journal of Public Health. - Vol.25, Suppl.3 (2015), p.287. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Healthcare categorisation as an economic good in competitiveness studies / U.Berkis, A.Villerusa, A.Kokarevica, D.Behmane // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 382.lpp.

Iedzīvotāju darbaspēju novērtēšana un to ietekmējošie faktori / D.Behmane, A.Villeruša, A.Kokarēviča, U.Berķis // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 384.lpp.

TTIP in healthcare industries : transsformation of internal into external competitiveness : [abstract] / U.Berkis, A.Villerusa, A.Kokareviča, D.Behmane // 56th International Riga Technical University Conference "Scientific conference on economics and entrepreneurship" (SCEE'2015) (Riga, Latvia, Oct.14-16, 2015) : Proceedings. - Riga, 2015. - P.94-95.

Veselības aprūpes darbaspēka raksturojums Latvijā / A.Villeruša, A.Kokarēviča, D.Behmane, U.Berķis // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 383.lpp.

Behmane, Daiga. Muskuļu un skeleta sistēmas slimību ekonomiskā sloga sabiedrībai novērtējums / D.Behmane, A.Dūdele // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 391.lpp.

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Anita Villeruša
Chair, Scientific Council, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Inga Millere
Dean, Academic Staff
Kristīne Mārtinsone
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Gunta Lazdāne
Academic Staff, Director
Ģirts Briģis
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Olafs Brūvers
Academic Staff, Chair
Inese Gobiņa
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Laila Meija
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Lolita Vilka
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Voldemārs Arnis
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Jeļena Ļubenko
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Elita Poplavska
Head of the Department, Leading Researcher
Toms Pulmanis
Vice-Dean, Academic Staff