How are novel medical technologies adopted and used in practice? What are the economic and public policy drivers of innovation? How is digitization transforming health care and medical technologies? These are core questions posed in research projects by Dr Ariel Dora Stern, who was recently appointed HPI Visiting Scholar for Digital Health Economics and Policy, at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam, Germany.
Stern is The Poronui Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School where she teaches “Transforming Health Care Delivery” in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) curriculum. Her original research has been published in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals. She is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and national media.
Concurrently with her HPI Visiting Scholarship, Dr Stern directs the International Health Care Economics team at the health innovation hub (hih) of the German Federal Ministry of Health. Stern studied economics at Dartmouth College, USA, and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, USA. Her doctoral dissertation was written on “The Economics of Health Care and the Regulation of Medical Technology”.