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Work experience

2012 - Present

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

Presentations (Conference Thesis)


Behmane D, Villeruša A, Berķis U, Kokarēviča A, Competitiveness of Health Care System in Latvia, The University of Latvia, 73rd Scientific Conference, 2015


​Behmane D, Villeruša A, Berķis U, Kokarēviča A , Characteristics of Health System Competitiveness factors in Latvia, 56th International Riga Technical University Conference "Scientific Conference on Economics and Entrepreneurship", 2015


​Behmane D, Villeruša A, Berķis U, Kokarēviča A, Evaluation and Factors Affecting Workability of Population, The Riga Stradins University Scientific Conference, 2015


​Berkis U, Villeruša ,A Kokarēviča A, Behmane D, Health care Categorisation as an Economic Good in Competitiveness Studies, The Riga Stradins University Scientific Conference, 2015


​Behmane D, Dudele A. Economic Burden of Musculo- Skeletal Disorders in Latvia, The Riga Stradins University Scientific Conference, 2014


​Behmane D. Concept of Workability in Health Technology Assessment: Fit for Work Latvia project approach, 3 rd Croatian and Adriatic Congress on Pharmacoeconomics, Brijuni, Croatia, April, 2013


Behmane D.Vision on Biosimilars, International forum "Europe and Russia:Road map. Harmonization" Riga,Latvia, June , 2012


​Behmane D. Increasing efficiency and performance in health systems: policy options in Latvia, 6th Balttic Policy dialogue , Riga, Latvia,, November 2009


​Behmane D.The Development of the Health Care Reform in Latvia, 68th Scientific Conference, The University of Latvia, 2010

Behmane D.Financial crisis in Latvia, Conference "Health financing after financial crisis" Tallinn, Estonia, April 2010


Behmane D.Pharmaco-economics – a tool for ensuring value for money. Experience from the Baltic cooperation, PPRI Conference , Vienna, June, 2007 ​

Behmane D.Development of Pricing and reimbursement strategy of pharmaceuticals in Latvia, Conference Pricing, Reimbursement and Parallel Trade, Brussels, May 2005


Behmane D.Experience with the Baltic Guideline for Economic Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals, Conference Policies on pricing and reimbursement of medicines in Europe: networking for information exchange among policy-makers, Brussels, March 13-14, 2003 ​


​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

Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Master, Full-time studies, Health management

Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Master, Full-time studies, Health management

Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Master, Full-time studies, Health management

Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Master, Full-time studies, Health management

Supervised study course

Basics of Finance Management

Efficiency and Quality management of the Organisation

Health Economics

Health Economics anf Finance

Health System Design

Health System Management

Health Technology Assessment

Information management in health systems

Internship

Legal Aspects of Health Management

Pharmaceutical Policy and Management

Pharmacoeconomics, Epidemiology and Organisation of Health Care

Pre-Defence of Master_s Thesis

Quality Assurance and Improvement in Healthcare

Lectured study course

Basics of Finance Management

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

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

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

2014. J. Prīmanis Award for research excellence, preservation of the exhibits of the Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology and the exhibition development.


Publications

Research articles​​

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.

Jauna ēra muskuloskeletālās sistēmas slimību pacientiem : [diskusija : sakarā ar projektu "Piemērots darbam?"] / D.Behmane, A.Vētra, S.Gintere ...[u.c.] ; pierakst. D.Ričika // Doctus. - Nr.4 (2013, apr.), 53.-56.lpp.

Kalējs, Oskars. Jaunie antikoagulanti pret varfarīnu : pierādījumi, realitāte, emocijas / O.Kalējs, D.Behmane, B.Luriņa // Latvijas Ārsts. - Nr.1 (2013, janv.), 32.-34., 36.-37.lpp.

Abstracts​​

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.

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.

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.

Books and brochures​​

Latvijas iedzīvotāju veselību ietekmējošo paradumu pētījums, 2010 = Health Behaviour among Latvian Adult Population, 2010 [Elektroniskais resurss] / Veselības ekonomikas centrs ; A.Villeruša, M.Taube, D.Behmane ...[u.c.]. - Rīga : Veselības ekonomikas centrs, 2011. - 32 lpp. - E-grāmata pieejama: http://www.spkc.gov.lv/veselibu-ietekmejoso-paradumu-petiju… - Kopsav. angļu val.

Atkarību izraisošo vielu lietošanas izplatība un sekas Latvijā 2009. gadā [Elektroniskais resurss] : tematiskais ziņojums / Veselības ekonomikas centrs ; redaktori: D.Behmane, M.Taube. - Rīga : Veselības ekonomikas centrs, 2010. - 95 lpp. - E-grāmata pieejama: http://www.spkc.gov.lv/atkaribu-slimibu-petijumi-un-zinojum…

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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
Lolita Vilka
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Anita Villeruša
Chair, Scientific Council, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Voldemārs Arnis
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Liāna Deklava
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Inese Gobiņa
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Laila Meija
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Jeļena Koļesņikova
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Manager
Lauma Spriņģe
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme, Leading Researcher (Acting)
Uģis Ciematnieks
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme