Helen Banks

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A researcher with the Centre for Research for Health and Social Care Management at Bocconi University since 2012, she received her Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her Master of Arts in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Her major research interests include data and statistical analysis, exploiting techniques in data conversion, linkage, preparation, management and programming, for pan-European and Italian research projects to evaluate health care system performance, costs, resources and outcomes using administrative data from public and private health care organizations. She has lately been focusing on applications of this type of research for Health Technology Assessment, health care system planning, evaluation, financing and policymaking, as well as mapping and evaluating Clinical Pathways and chronic care programs.

She has worked on several current and past EU projects, including the IMI2 Big Data for Better Outcomes (BD4BO), Policy Innovation, and Healthcare Systems Transformation (DOàIT) consortium, Bridge Health (EU Health Programme 2014-2020), Medtechta EU-FP7, and Eurohope EU-FP7. Prior to joining Cergas, her private sector experience included a long-term project with the Lombardy Region and several years in hospital and local health authority accreditation using the Joint Commission International methodology.