Health systems managers are key to ensuring the overall organisation and efficacy of a healthcare setting – working primarily in hospitals with teams of doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel. They play an important role in controlling budgets and financing, procuring equipment and services, and managing skilled staff. In addition, they can liaise with insurance agents, patients and medical staff to ensure care is delivered well and efficiently.
Integrating health and social care or long-term care systems and ensuring increased diagnosis, treatment and care for people with dementia in a cost effective manner was a key component of ADI’s World Alzheimer Report 2016. ADI recognises the pivotal role that health systems managers can play in advocacy – ensuring that joined-up care is promoted and actioned.