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Ryo Watanabe

Last updated : July 18, 2024

Professor, Kanagawa University of Human Services

Areas of Expertise
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Health Economics
  • Health Informatics
  • Evidence Based Policy Making

Bio
Dr. Ryo Watanabe is a professor at the School of Health Innovation, Kanagawa University of Human Services. His journey in healthcare administration began at Ohio University, followed by a business internship at Cleveland Clinic. After working for an international hospital consulting firm for four years in Japan, he pursued further education at the University of Tokyo, focusing on the equity of healthcare access within the realms of clinical epidemiology and economics, and earned his Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in 2011. Dr. Watanabe then advanced his studies at Hitotsubashi University, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Business Administration in 2015, with a thesis on the application of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) in healthcare institutions. His career path included significant contributions at Tokyo Medical University and Kanagawa Prefectural Office before his current academic position, where he dedicates himself to the fields of health policy and healthcare management.

Research Program
Talent development for local healthcare DX

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  • Fukuda, H., Yano, Y., Sato, D., Ohde, S., Noto, S., Watanabe, R., & Takahashi, O. (2020). Healthcare Expenditures for the Treatment of Patients Infected with Hepatitis C Virus in Japan. PharmacoEconomics, 38(3), 297–306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40273-019-00861-x

  • Ikegami, N., Yoo, B.-K., Hashimoto, H., Matsumoto, M., Ogata, H., Babazono, A., Watanabe, R., Shibuya, K., Yang, B.-M., Reich, M. R., & Kobayashi, Y. (2011). Japanese universal health coverage: Evolution, achievements, and challenges. Lancet (London, England), 378(9796), 1106–1115. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60828-3

  • Nakamura, S., Watanabe, R., Saito, Y., Watanabe, K., Chung, U.-I., & Narimatsu, H. (2023). The ME-BYO index: A development and validation project of a novel comprehensive health index. Frontiers in Public Health, 11, 1142281. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1142281

  • Nishizaki, Y., Kuroki, H., Ishii, S., Ohtsu, S., Watanabe, C., Nishizawa, H., Nagao, M., Nojima, M., Watanabe, R., Sato, D., Sato, K., Kawata, Y., Wada, H., Toyoda, G., & Ohbayashi, K. (2023). Determining Optimal Intervals for In-Person Visits During Video-Based Telemedicine Among Patients With Hypertension: Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Cardio, 7, e45230. https://doi.org/10.2196/45230

  • Saito, Y., Nakamura, S., Tanaka, A., Watanabe, R., Narimatsu, H., & Chung, U. (2022a). Evaluation of the validity and reliability of the 10-meter walk test using a smartphone application among Japanese older adults. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 4, 904924. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2022.904924

  • Saito, Y., Nakamura, S., Tanaka, A., Watanabe, R., Narimatsu, H., & Chung, U.-I. (2022b). Checking the validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the Mini-Cog using a smartphone application. BMC Research Notes, 15(1), 222. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-022-06101-4

  • Saito, Y., Nakamura, S., Tanaka, A., Watanabe, R., Narimatsu, H., & Chung, U.-I. (2022c). Checking the validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the Mini-Cog using a smartphone application. BMC Research Notes, 15(1), 222. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-022-06101-4

  • Saito, Y., Nakamura, S., Tanaka, A., Watanabe, R., Narimatsu, H., & Chung, U.-I. (2022d). Evaluation of the validity and reliability of the 10-meter walk test using a smartphone application among Japanese older adults. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 4, 904924. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2022.904924

  • Sasaki, S., Inoue, K., Shiozaki, M., Hanada, K., Watanabe, R., & Minamino, T. (2023). Diagnostic and Cost Efficiency of the 0-h/1-h Rule-out and Rule-in Algorithm for Patients With Chest Pain in the Emergency Department. Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society, 87(10), 1362–1368. https://doi.org/10.1253/circj.CJ-23-0064

  • Suwanai, H., Watanabe, R., Sato, M., Odawara, M., & Matsumura, H. (2020). Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitor Reduces the Risk of Developing Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids following Median Sternotomy in Diabetic Patients: A Nationwide Retrospective Cohort Study Using the National Database of Health Insurance Claims of Japan. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 146(1), 83–89. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000006904

  • Watanabe, R., & Hashimoto, H. (2012). Horizontal inequity in healthcare access under the universal coverage in Japan; 1986-2007. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 75(8), 1372–1378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.06.006

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