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— 1. Understanding Healthcare Systems


This pack of lectures provides an overview of healthcare systems in Spain, Europe and the USA. It offers a valuable outlook on how history has shaped the different healthcare systems in these regions, it covers the current main providers and their roles, it studies how they are funded and how the healthcare systems allocate resources, and finally discusses hospital organization. These sessions will allow you to become familiar with the main trends and challenges facing health systems today, as well as the current organizational responses to address them. Who are the main service providers? How are they funded? What are their main challenges and concerns? This pack of classes provides the answers to these questions.


1.1. Healthcare Insurance

Lecturer: Montse Sánchez
Date: 23 January 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 h
Price: 90 euros
Course outline: The objective of this session is to give attendees a clear understanding of the insurance sector, by taking an in-depth look at the Spanish market. It includes a description of the types of insurance policies around the world and the organization of the insurance market in Spain: the main players, distribution channels, processes, value chain, etc. all supported by up-to-date market data.

*The session will be held in Spanish.

1.2. Healthcare Systems & Economics

Lecturer: José Ramon Repullo
Date: 24 January 2018
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 h
Price: 110 euros
Course outilne: This session includes a description of different kinds of healthcare systems all over Europe, as well as information about the socio-economic framework and healthcare macro-management. It explores in depth the Spanish healthcare system and the policies of the Spanish Sistema Nacional de Salud.

1.3. Healthcare Systems & Providers (double session)

Lecturer: Anna Riera / Mercè Estrem
Date: 23 - 24 January 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00 h / 15:00 -17:00 h
Price: 150 euros
Course outilne: This lecture is divided in two sessions and explores specific concepts of the healthcare system, continuing on from the “Healthcare Systems & Economics” lecture and giving a detailed description of the Sistema Nacional de Salud. It also, goes  deeply into the organization of the Catalan Health System: portfolio of services, players, and roles among others, based on the experience of two experts from the Catalan Union of Hospitals (La Unió Catalana d’Hospitals).

1.4. Healthcare Systems - Main Reforms

Lecturer: Manel del Castillo
Date: 30 January 2018
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 h
Price: 110 euros
Course outilne: This lecture provides an overview of the current situation of the Spanish healthcare system and serves as a basis for discussing the main challenges of the healthcare system and for identifying how these can be addressed.

*The session will be held in Spanish. 

1.5. Healthcare Information Technology

Lecturer: Jorge Juan Fernández
Date: 02 February 2018
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 h
Price: 90 euros
Course outline: This session outlines the key aspects of clinical data storage and patient’s information management in healthcare sector. It covers the existing management tools and technologies available, together with updated information and metrics from the ehealth market and its trends.


We offer a 50% discount (for any category, but not accumulative) to students who are in their final academic year at university, or who are studying a Masters degree related to the following fields: business, engineering, life sciences or design. If interested, please send an e-mail to, with the subject "Short Programs Discount", providing your details and attaching a copy of your university registration. Promotions are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Companies participants in Boost4Health Project coordinated by Biocat at the Bioregion of Catalonia will have free of charge registrationto training from Moebio Short Programs. The eligible SMEs will need to register to and select their interest in receiving coaching. Then Biocat will provide the procedure to access the training and a registration code that will be valid until 3 business days prior to the starting of the activity. Those registrations made with the code without participating into B4H program will not be able to access the room.


To withdraw from a session you must send an e-mail to: 
If cancellation is received more than 30 calendar days before the date of the Short Program session, you will be reimbursed for 100% of the registration fee (except 5€ of administration fees).

If cancellation is received more than 15 calendar days prior to the date of the session, you will be reimbursed for 50% of the registration fee (except 5€ of administration fees). 
If it is received within 15 calendar days prior to the date of the session or no notice is given, participants will not be reimbursed even if they do not attend the session.


DATES: From: 23 January 2018 Until: 02 February 2018

MODALITY: Whole package or individual sessions

PRICE: Whole package: 440 euros;
Buy one or more sessions: price varies depending on the session.

VENUE: PCB - Barcelona Science Park, C/ Baldiri Reixac 4-8, 08028 Barcelona