Research Scholar, Health Team (Systems Group)
Research scholar, Health Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Hadar Samuel has worked at MJB since 2008. Her main research areas are: workforce planning in the health system, the mental health reform, the patient experience, and children’s health.
Hadar holds a BA in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an MA in public policy from the Federmann School of Public Policy, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She can be contacted at [email protected] or by telephone at 972-2-655-7430.
Psychotherapy Patients Five Years after the Mental Health Insurance Reform
The goals of the researchc were to examine the experience of patients receiving psychotherapy services in the community and the differences in that experience between the public and private sectors and according to patients' background characteristics, five years after the initiation of the insurance reform.
Young Specialists in the Periphery and Center: The Transition from Resident to Board-Certified Specialist
The objectives of the research were : 1. To map the employment characteristics and work patterns of physicians in the transition from resident to board-certified specialist. 2. To identify the factors affecting the choice of work region (center or periphery) and workplace at the end of their residency. 3. To examine which variables affect the choice of working in the periphery, and the degree to which grant recipients have remained in the periphery after completing their residency training there. Method
Food Consumption Habits and Attitudes to the Nutrition Labeling Program
Background The Ministry of Health has established a regulatory committee to promote a healthier food environment, making it easier for consumers to choose healthy foods according to distinctive package labels. This is part of a broader national program, EfshariBari (Health is Possible), for active, healthy living designed to create an environment facilitating and fostering a […]
Work Practices and Attitudes of Mental Health Professionals Three Years after the Launch of the Insurance Reform
Israel’s mental health insurance reform went into effect in July 2015, transferring responsibility for the provision of mental health services from the government to the health plans. In this study, three years into the reform, a repeat survey was conducted. The study's goals were: a) To examine the work patterns and delivery of care of mental health professionals; b) to examine the changes that took place in the wake of the reform by comparing the findings to those of the 2012 survey; c) to examine the professionals’ perceptions of the impact of the reform.
The Shortage of Arab Professionals in Mental-Health Services — Causes and Solutions
The goals of the study were to identify the obstacles to recruiting Arab students into the various training tracks for mental-health professions and to subsequently finding work in their professions.
Guiding Hand – Program Evaluation
The evaluation report summarizes the activities of Guiding Hand - Assistance Centers which offer claimants free guidance in exercising their rights when applying to Medical Committees at the National Insurance Institute at the first stage. The program started operating in Haifa at the end of 2013 via the Femi Premium Company which deals with managing projects.
How are the Health Plans Preparing to Provide Mental Health Services?
With the legislation of the 1994 National Health Insurance Law, it was decided that responsibility for mental health services would be transferred from the Ministry of Health to Israel’s four health plans, after a “brief delay.” The operative date was repeatedly postponed until May 2012 when the government issued a directive calling for the implementation […]
Work Practices, Provision of Care and Attitudes towards the Mental Health Insurance Reform among Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Social Workers
The State of Israel is about to transfer responsibility for mental health services to the health plans as part of the mental health insurance reform. This entails considerable changes for the entire population, for the mental health professionals and for the health plans that will assume this new responsibility . For the health plans, intensive […]
Health Systems in Transition: Israel Health System Review
This monograph provides a comprehensive, analytical description of the Israeli health care system and an analysis of recent reform efforts. It was prepared in a format that facilitates comparisons between Israel and other countries.
Nirel, N., Grinstien-Cohen, O., Eyal, Y., Samuel, H., & Ben-Shoham, A. (2015). Models for projecting supply and demand for nurses in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 4(1), 46. doi:10.1186/s13584-015-0043-6
Nirel, N., & Samuel, H. (2014). Work practices and the provision of mental-health care on the verge of reform: A national survey of Israeli psychiatrists and psychologists. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 3(1), 25. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-3-25
Nirel, N., Rosen, B., Sharon, A., Samuel, H., & Cohen, A. D. (2011). The impact of an integrated hospital-community medical information system on quality of care and medical service utilisation in primary-care clinics. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 36(2), 63-74. doi:10.3109/17538157.2010.535130
Nirel, N., Rosen, B., Sharon, A., Blondheim, O., Sherf, M., Samuel, H., & Cohen, A. D. (2010). The impact of an integrated hospital-community medical information system on quality and service utilization in hospital departments. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 79(9), 649-657. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2010.06.005