Health Care Management

Miriam Blümel, Diplom Soziologin

Miriam Blümel is a research fellow and PhD candidate at the Berlin University of Technology's Department of Health Care Management. She studied sociology, psychology and communication with emphasis on empirical methods and health care at Freie Universität Berlin, where she received her Diploma in 2008. She currently works on different projects for the European Observatory and on the IPHA Project.


Research Interests

  • Health Policy and Systems
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Education

Since 05/2008 | PhD candidate at Berlin University of Technology

10/2002 - 02/2008 | Diploma in Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin.

Experience

Since 05/2008 | Research Fellow at the Berlin University of Technology's Department of Health Care Management

06/2004 - 01/2008 | Research assistant at the Berlin University of Technology's Department of Health Care

08/2008 - 07/2004 | Research assistant at the Robert-Koch Institute, Department of Federal Health Reporting

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Busse R, Blümel M, Knieps F, Bärnighausen T (2017): Statutory health insurance in Germany: a health system shaped by 135 years of solidarity, self-governance, and competition. Lancet; 390(10097):882-97.

Röttger J, Blümel M, Linder R, Busse R (2017): Health system responsiveness and chronic disease care - What is the role of disease management programs? An analysis based on cross-sectional survey and administrative claims data. Social Science & Medicine;185:54-62.

Röttger J, Blümel M, Köppen J, Busse R (2016): Forgone care among chronically ill patients in Germany-Results from a cross-sectional survey with 15,565 individuals. Health Policy;120(2):170-8.

Röttger J, Blümel M, Engel S, Grenz-Farenholtz B, Fuchs S, Linder R, Verheyen F, Busse R (2015): Exploring Health System Responsiveness in Ambulatory Care and Disease Management and its Relation to Other Dimensions of Health System Performance (RAC) – Study Design and Methodology. International Journal of Health Policy and Management;4(7):431–7.

Busse R, Blümel M (2014): Germany: health system review. Health Systems in Transition;16(2):1–296.

Fuchs S, Henschke C, Blümel M, Busse R (2014): Disease management programs for type 2 diabetes in Germany—a systematic literature review evaluating effectiveness. Dtsch Arztebl Int;111: 453−63.

Röttger J, Blümel M, Fuchs S, Busse R (2014): Assessing the responsiveness of chronic disease care - Is the World Health Organization's concept of health system responsiveness applicable? Social Science & Medicine;113:87-94.

Zander B, Blümel M, Busse R (2013): Nurse migration in Europe - Can expectations really be met? Combining qualitative and quantitative data from Germany and eight of its destination and source countries. International Journal of Nursing Studies;50(2):210-8.

Quentin W, Scheller-Kreinsen D, Blümel M, Geissler A, Busse R (2013): Hospital payment based on diagnosis-related groups differs in europe and holds lessons for the United States. Health Affairs (Millwood);32(4):713-23.

Schreyögg J, Hollmeyer H, Blümel M, Staab D, Busse R (2006): Hospitalisation costs of cystic fibrosis. Pharmacoeconomics;24(10):999-1009.

 

Journal Articles

Busse R, Blümel M (2015): Payment systems to improve quality, efficiency, and care coordination for chronically ill patients - a framework and country examples. In: Mas N, wisbaum W (eds.) The triple aim for the future of health care. FUNCAS Social and Economic Studies: Madrid, p.83-100, available at: http://www.funcas.es/Publicaciones/Detalle.aspx?IdArt=21766.

Busse R, Blümel M (2014): Sistemas de pago para mejorar la calidad, eficiencia y coordinación de la atención a los pacientes crónicos. Un marco y ejemplos nacionales. Papeles de Economía Española; 142: 50-61.

Blümel M, Panteli D, van Ginneken E (2014): Assuring quality of inpatient care in Germany: existing and new approaches. EuroHealth 20 (3): 52-55.

Scheller-Kreinsen D, Blümel M, Busse R (2009): Chronic disease management in Europe. EuroHealth 15 (1): 1 - 5.

Busse R, Zander B, Blümel M (2009): Entwicklung eines zuverlässigen Prognosemodells zur Pflegebedarfsplanung - Registered Nurse Forecasting. Pflegezeitschrift 62 (10): 610-611, available at: http://www.pflegezeitschrift.de/

Busse R, Zander B, Blümel M (2009): Zuverlässige Prognosemodelle zur Bedarfsplanung von Krankenpflegekräften. Die Schwester Der Pfleger 48 (08/09): 735.

 

Books and Bookchapters

Busse R, Blümel M, Spranger A (2017): Das deutsche Gesundheitssystem. Akteure, Daten, Analysen. Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft: Berlin, 2. Auflage.

Busse R, Blümel M, Ognyanova D (2013): Das deutsche Gesundheitssystem. Akteure, Daten, Analysen. Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft: Berlin.

Busse R, Blümel M, Scheller-Kreinsen D, Zentner A (2010): Tackling Chronic Disease in Europe. Strategies, Interventions, and Challenges. Observatory Studies Series No. 20, World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies: Copenhagen.

 

Online Publications

Blümel M, Busse R (2017): The German Health Care System. In: Mossialos E, Djordjevic A, Osborn R, Sarnak D (eds.) International Profiles of Health Care Systems, The Commonwealth Fund, May 2017, available at: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/fund-report/2017/may/mossialos_intl_profiles_v5.pdf

Blümel M, Busse R (2016): The German Health Care System, 2015. In: Mossialos E, Wenzl M, Osborn R, Sarnak D (eds.) International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2015, The Commonwealth Fund, January 2016, available at: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/fund-report/2016/jan/1857_mossialos_intl_profiles_2015_v7.pdf

Blümel M, Busse R (2015): The German Health Care System, 2014. In: Mossialos E, Wenzl M, Osborn R, Anderson C (eds.) International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2014, The Commonwealth Fund, January 2015, available at: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2015/jan/international-profiles-2014.

Blümel M, Bbusse R (2013): The German Health Care System, 2013. In: Thomson S, Osborn R, Squires D, Jun M (eds.) International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2013, The Commonwealth Fund, November 2013, available at: www.commonwealthfund.org

Busse R, Blümel M, Stock S (2011): The German Health Care System, 2011. In: Thomson S, Osborn R, Squires D, Reed SJ (eds.) International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2011, The Commonwealth Fund, November 2011, available at: http://www.commonwealthfund.org

Blümel M, Henschke C (2010): Reform of provider payment in ambulatory care. Health Policy Monitor, available at http://www.hpm.org/survey/de/a16/1

Blümel M, Busse R (2009): Disease Management Programs - Time to evaluate. Health Policy Monitor, available at: http://www.hpm.org/survey/de/a13/2.

Busse R, Blümel M, Scheller-Kreinsen D, Zentner A (2009): Managing Chronic Disease in Europe. In Securing Europe's Healthcare Future: Chronic Disease Management and Health Technology Assessment, Second Report of the 'Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare Financing in Europe‘, available at: http://www.sustainhealthcare.org/navigation/cox2.html.

Teaching

Modul Ökonomische Evaluation von Gesundheitstechnologien: Winter term 2010/11; Winter term 2011/12; Winter term 2014/15; Winter term 2015/16; Winter term 2016/17

Modul Industrie: Summer term 2014

Modul Einführung in das Management im Gesundheitswesen: Winter term 2011/2012

Diplomandencolloquium: Summer term 2009

Übung Management im Gesundheitswesen III+IV: Summer term 2009

Hauptseminar Management im Gesundheitswesen: Winter term 2008/09