- Avi Israeli, Hadassah-Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Bruce Rosen, Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
A collaboration of medical professionals with economists and computer scientists involved in "market design" has led to the redesign of the clearinghouse assigning medical students to internships in Israel, and increased its efficiency.
A new assignment methodology was developed and introduced in Israel. It increases the likelihood that new medical school graduates will get one of their top choices of hospitals for their internships.
While there is a strong case for primary prevention of mental health problems, relatively little mental health scholarship has been devoted to it in the last decade.
Personal life style behaviors and preventive screening practices are both associated with visits to general practitioners, but not necessarily in the same manner.
The traditional dyadic dynamics of the medical encounter has been altered into a triadic relationship by introducing the computer into the examination room.
Israeli mental health education and research are not paying enough attention to primary prevention.
"I am very much looking forward to reading the articles in the new Israeli health policy journal. Although health systems have been, and will continue to be, designed to meet the special characteristics of each country, there is much that every country can learn from the experiences of others. I think this is particularly true with respect to Israel and the U.S. Good luck on your new venture."
Stuart Altman, Brandeis University
"Israel has been leading the way in many health systems and policy innovations that are relevant across Europe. This Journal is a very welcome addition to the arsenal of comparative research which will allow both researchers and policy makers to asses these innovations setting them in the wider context of reform developments for Europe and for OECD countries."
Josep Figueras, Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Aims & scope
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research (IJHPR) seeks to promote intensive intellectual interactions among scholars and practitioners from Israel and other countries regarding all aspects of health policy, health services research, public health, health promotion, health economics, health care management, and the ethics, sociology, and political science of health care in Israel. The ultimate aim of these intellectual interactions is to contribute to the development of health policy in Israel and around the world.
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research is the official publication of The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research.
The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research covers article processing charges for all articles accepted for publication.
A word from the Editors
"We are interested in using IJHPR as a vehicle for engaging scholars from around the world in the health policy development process in Israel and for sharing the achievements of Israeli health care with other countries.
Therefore, IJHPR is the only health policy journal where "contribution to Israeli health policy" constitutes a major plus when we consider a manuscript for publication.
We look forward to a long and successful partnership with you, our authors and readers. We are eager to hear your suggestions and feedback, particularly at this formative stage. Please feel free to write to us at email@example.com about anything, anytime."
Avi Israeli and Bruce Rosen
Support from Editors of leading journals
"The Israel Journal of Health Policy Research is an exciting new venture on the cutting edge of modern technological approaches to the sharing of important and insightful research, policy analysis and expert opinion on a broad range of the most pressing issues in health care confronting the world community. Though the primary focus will be on Israeli health care issues, by involving a global community of scholars who will bring their own perspectives and experiences in dealing with similar problems in other parts of the world, the journal offers the potential of helping build a generalized field of health care policy research of value to all who address these problems in any international arena."
Gordan Defriese, Past editor Health Services Research
"Countries' health care systems differ in countless ways, but they confront common difficulties in sorting tensions among cost, quality, and access. We are seeing a decline in the historical resistance to the idea that one's own country could learn from the experience of other countries. A new journal that explicitly sets out to bring an international perspective to its home country's health policy challenges is further evidence of this. The IJHPR is a most welcome addition to the scene."
Bradford H. Gray, Editor, The Milbank Quarterly
"It is a propitious time to launch a new journal, as more countries exchange ideas and best practices in the eternal search for an affordable balance between rising costs, yet ready access to quality health care. Good luck!"
John Iglehart, Founding editor Health Affairs