Márk Péter Molnár, MD, Ph.D
Márk Péter Molnár is a research leader at the Institute of Management of the Corvinus University of Budapest, where he recently finalized his PhD thesis on managing patients’ adherence to medicinal treatment, especially on the economic effectiveness of therapy management programmes. Within his academic role he lectures pharmaceutical and medical device reimbursement, health care management and health care financing, co-edited a comprehensive textbook on pharmaceutical reimbursement, is a regular speaker at conferences and has had several publications in Hungarian and international journals.
As partner of Ideas & Solutions, an advisory firm offering strategic consultancy services to pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, with special focus on middle-income countries, he is also engaged in several consulting projects. As consultant his current focuses are:
- Balanced drug assessment (HTA) systems for middle-income countries
- Communication strategies between payers, key opinion leaders and pharmaceutical industry
- Transparency of pharmaceutical decision-making processes
- New business & organizational models for innovative pharmaceutical companies build on patient focused services
He graduated from Semmelweis University of Budapest and University of West Hungary in 2005 with degrees in medical science and economics, respectively.
From 2005 to 2006, he worked as health economist at the Hungarian Office for Health Technology Assessment. Between 2006 and 2010, he headed the Department of Reimbursement at the Hungarian National Health Insurance Fund, where he was responsible for the reimbursement system for drugs, nutritions, and later also medical devices. The team he headed between 2006 and 2010 led the Hungarian drug reimbursement system through a radical change, resulting in more efficient, transparent and stable operations. In 2007, the Minister of Health awarded him with Batthyány-Strattmann László award for these efforts. For his prominent work in the field of social security, he earned Szent Kristóf Plaquette in 2008.
In 2010 Márk founded the Hungarian Association for Communication in Healthcare, he is still the president of the organization.
In 2010 Márk founded a company based on his own idea named PraxisPlatform which later became a joint venture with the Hungarian subsidiary of the Deutsche Telekom Group. PraxisPlatform offered patient communication and therapy management services to 200.000 patients. In 2014 the leading Hungarian pharmaceutical wholesaler bought the company. PraxisPlatform was able to improve patient adherence significantly based on scientific studies.