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How Medical Insurance Works in Japan in Comparison with the U.S.

Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

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CJEB welcomes you to a lunchtime "zadankai" seminar:

How Medical Insurance Works in Japan
in Comparison with the U.S.

featuring



Shunichi Homma, MD, FACC
Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor of Medicine;
Deputy Chief, Division of Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center

 

Moderated by

Hugh Patrick
Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

 

Synopsis:

The U.S. spends approximately 18% of its GDP on healthcare, compared to 10% in Japan. Yet Japan's life expectancy is 2nd in the world, compared with the U.S.'s 27th. As in the U.S., Japan collects taxes and funds provided by private sectors to cover the cost of healthcare. And like most of the U.S., a fee for service system, rather than a capitated system, is in place. However, Japan has strict control of the cost of all care, guided by GDP growth. As a result, all costs of care are uniform regardless of location or provider. Out-of-pocket expenses limit the financial burden on citizens. Japan is able to cover 100% of legal residents, and since it has a remarkably low rate of illegal residents (<0.1%), essentially everyone in Japan has health insurance. Nonetheless, several problems remain, including costs associated with an increasingly older population, a declining rate of fully employed individuals, and how quality of care can be improved. 

 

What You'll Learn:

  • The similarities and differences between the two healthcare systems
  • How Japan’s system corrects shortfalls inherent in the U.S.’s 
  • How Japan’s system can be improved

 

Biography:

Dr. Shunichi Homma is the Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, where he serves as the Deputy Chief of Cardiology Division. He is the CMO for Columbia University's Faculty Practice Organization, CMO for Columbia Affiliated Physician Group, and the CMO for NewYork Quality Care (Accountable Care Organization of Columbia, Cornell, and NYPH). Dr. Homma is focused on developing a clinical system that synergizes with and enhances the missions of the academic medical center. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine and trained in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Homma is a founding board member of AHA Heritage affiliate, American Society of Echocardiography, and has served on various practice guideline committees including those for the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the European Heart Failure Society. He is credited with over 400 full-length manuscripts and has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1989. He is a visiting professor at Tohoku University School of Medicine, Tokyo Women's Medical University, and Kansai Medical University, all in Japan. He is a past President of the Japanese Medical Society of America, and currently serves as the Founding President of the Japanese Medical Service Network, and the NY Noguchi Hideyo Memorial Society. In 2016, he received the Foreign Minister's Award from the government of Japan. 

 

 Lunch will be served. Advance registration is required. *

General Contact: Emiko Mizumura, em2265@columbia.edu 
Media Contact: Ryoko Ogino, ro2213@columbia.edu

 

Please kindly note the following:

  • Registration will begin at 12:00 pm. Doors will open at 12:15 pm. All guests must be seated by 12:30 pm.  
  • Please arrive early as seating will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration does not guarantee your admission. 
  • Your presence at this event indicates your willingness to appear in any photos or videos produced by Columbia and by third parties. If this is an issue, please let us know. Thank you.


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Uris 332, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)


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Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School


Established at Columbia Business School in 1986 under the direction of Professor Hugh Patrick, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context. The Center is a research organization widely recognized for its international programs, which provide prominent speakers from the public and private sectors a forum for collaboration and reflection on Japan, the United States, and the global economy.

www.gsb.columbia.edu/cjeb

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