Rebalancing National Health Systems: Innovation and Sustainability
Joint Report and Recommendations by CSIS & HGPI
June 27, 2017On April 14, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and the Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI), with support from Gilead Sciences, Inc., cohosted a half-day symposium in Tokyo, Japan, on how governments can best balance health care innovation with long-term financial sustainability. This was a public event with approximately 100 individuals in attendance from industry, nongovernmental organizations, governments, and academia.
The day commenced with keynote addresses from Keizo Takemi, member of the Japanese House of Councillors; Yasuhiro Suzuki, director general of the Health Insurance Bureau in the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare; and J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. The keynote addresses were then followed by two expert panel discussions, focusing on the issue of balancing health care innovation with long-term financial sustainability from both an international and Japan-specific perspective. Speakers on both panels largely agreed on the benefits of countries moving toward value-based health care pricing systems, accurately managing and analyzing big data, and adopting new technologies.