Next IAAHS Webcast—Registration is now open! Global Perspectives on Long-Term Care: Japan and Hong Kong
Worldwide demand for long-term care (LTC) is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades because of increases in longevity and advances in technologies and treatment. Countries around the world will need to use more comprehensive strategies to address challenges associated not only with financing LTC, but also with delivering services and support to meet the needs of both beneficiaries and providers/caregivers. This international webcast will feature a discussion about some of the global challenges for LTC, including delivery methods, financing, and program design, as well as trends and potential solutions to these challenges. Presenters will share their perspectives on LTC in Japan and Hong Kong.
Professor Tomonori Hasegawa, M.D., Ph.D.
Tomonori Hasegawa is Professor of the Department of Social Medicine, Toho University School of Medicine. He graduated from Tokyo University School of Medicine in 1985. His academic activities cover health policies and performance evaluation of health systems. He was involved in health sector reform in Japan as an advisory member of the Cabinet Office from 2001 to 2010.
Professor Hasegawa is currently an adviser for the All Japan Hospital Association, an executive board member of the Japan Council for Quality Health Care (which is responsible for hospital accreditation), and the editor in chief of the journal of the Japanese Society for Healthcare Management.
Professor Peter P. Yuen, Ph.D.
Peter P. Yuen is Dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Education of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He is also Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing of PolyU. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, and his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Health Economics from the University of Birmingham, UK.
His research involves public policy formulation and evaluation, and health services management. He is an editor of Public Administration and Policy and an Editorial Committee member of Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management. He is the current Chairman of the Federation for Self Financing Tertiary Education (Hong Kong).
He is a founding Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Health Services Executives, and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian College of Health Services Management.
Professor Yuen is also co-author of the recently released book entitled Sustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population; Hershey: IGI Global (2017).
Alex Leung, FSA
Alex is Co-founder and Chief Insurance Officer at BOLA, a full‑stack insurance technology company in Hong Kong. Previously, Alex fulfilled leadership roles at successful health insurance technology start-ups, including Collective Health and CXA, and worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Deloitte Consulting. At the World Bank, he supported initiatives led by the World Health Organization and the Government of China to assess opportunities for China’s health insurance reform.
Alex is an elected member of the International Actuarial Association Health Section Committee (IAAHS) and actively participates on the American Academy of Actuaries Health Practice International Committee.
Alex holds an MBA degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries.