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Work experience

2010 - Present

Director for Development

Riga East University Hospital Ltd. 2 Hipokrata Str. Riga, LV-1038

2008 - 2010

Head, Department of Strategic Development and Projects.

Riga East University Hospital Ltd. 2 Hipokrata Str. Riga, LV-1038

1999 - 2008

Deputy Director, Executive Director, Deputy Director in Quality Assurance Issues

State Agency of Health Statistics and Medical Technologies in Riga

1997 - 1999

Head, Bureau of Certification

Centre of Health Statistics and Medical Technologies in Riga

1995 - 1997

Head, Health Department

Aluksne region council, Aluksne

1985 - 1997

Anaesthesiologist

Aluksne region hospital, Aluksne

Education and training

2006 - 2011

Doctoral Programme in Regional Economics

Latvia University of Agriculture

2001 - 2003

Diploma - International Master Programme in Health Technology Assessment and Management

University of Barcelona, ULYSSES project (joint project of McGill University, University of Montreal, University of Ottawa, Rome Catholic University and University of Barselona)

1997 - 2003

Diploma – Master Programme in Public Health

Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden

1996 - 1998

Diploma – Master Programme in Public Health

Public Health School, Riga Stradins University

1986 - 1987

Diploma – Anaesthesiologist

Riga Medicine Institute, Faculty of Postgraduate Education

1979 - 1985

Diploma – Paediatrician

Riga Medical Institute, Faculty of Paediatrics

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

2015 – 2016 ​

Riga Stradins University, Healthcare management group, Lecturer, head of the program. Quality management and improvement in health care

2013 SIA Mediju Tilts

Expert, lecturer

Provision of lectures and lecturing materials on study programmes "Methods of Inspection Audit" and "Presentation of Inspection Results" in Health Inspection.

2010

SIA Lietišķo pētījumu aģentūra „Nikolo grupa" – Business Research Agency Ltd.

Health Care Specialist

Health Care Specialist in the project "Elaboration of Social Services Development Programme in Zemgale Region in 2010-2016".


January-June, 2003

Sweden Medical Technology Assessment Centre in Stockholm

Trainee

Health technology assessment

Lectured study course

Quality Assurance and Improvement in Healthcare

Projects

2012-2014

EUR Health Programme Joint Action project European Network for Patient Safety and Quality (PasQ)

Project Manager in Latvia

Summarising and implementation of best practices on health care services safety and quality assurance.


2010

SIA Lietišķo pētījumu aģentūra „Nikolo grupa" – Business Research Agency Ltd.

Health Care Specialist

Health Care Specialist in the project "Elaboration of Social Services Development Programme in Zemgale Region in 2010-2016".


2006-2008

EU Health programme project EUNetHTA (European Union Network on Health Technology Assessment)

Project contact person in Latvia, expert

Establishment of the network of medical technology assessment agencies in EU; elaboration of common principles in medical technology assessment in EU member states.


1999

PHARE project

Consultant

Evaluation of the implementation of primary health care system.


1998

World Bank supported health care reform project

Consultant

Elaboration of strategy on primary health care development and its execution plan.

Memberships

2014 – 2016

Latvia Association of Health Economics

Expert

External assessment of health care organizations in accordance with Patient Safety and Quality of Healthcare criteria


2012-2013

Latvia Association of Health Economics

Expert

Preparation of the methodological materials on comprehensive quality management system; assessment and verification in EU funds project "Administrative Strengthening of Latvia Association of Health Economics and its Partners in order to Participate in Decision Making Process in the Field of Health Care and Implementation of Innovative Services".


2009

Latvian Medical Association

Lecturer

"Quality Management for Effective Health Care" and "Quality Management for Effective Health Care Institutions Work".


2007

Swiss Centre for International Health

Consultant

Assessment of project applications within Norwegian Financial Mechanism.


2004 UNDP,Consultant

Project "Elaboration of Youth-friendly Health Care Services Concept".


2002-2004

HOPE project (USA, Czech Republic)

Consultant-lecturer

Study programme "Training of Health Care Medium-level Managers", Quality management in health care.


2003

World Health Organisation, Denmark

Consultant

Project "Health Evidence Network" – evaluation of the hospital beds decline results.

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Inga Millere
Dean, Academic Staff
Anita Villeruša
Chair, Scientific Council, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Kristīne Mārtinsone
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Ģirts Briģis
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Olafs Brūvers
Academic Staff, Chair
Olav Götz
Academic Staff
Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne
Academic Staff, Director
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
Gunta Bēta
Deputy Director of Academic Affairs and Research, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Jeļena Ļubenko
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Inese Stars
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Agita Melbārde-Kelmere
Assistant Professor (acting)