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State Secretary
dr. Valentina Prevolnik Rupel

Prof. Valentina Prevolnik Rupel was born in 1971 in Ljubljana. She holds a PhD from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana in 2008 with the title "The impact of quality of life on priority setting and the efficiency of resource allocation in healthcare". She is currently a researcher and scientific advisor at the Institute for Economic Research in Ljubljana, where she works in the field of health and long-term care, and is also the Chair of the IER Scientific Council. She is a lecturer at the DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies in Maribor, a member of the Prime Minister's Strategic Council for Health, and has previously worked as an advisor to the Minister of Health and as an advisor to the Director General of the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia. In recent years, she has been working mainly in the area of health outcome measurement and the definition of quality indicators and value-based care, with a broader focus on healthcare financing and health insurance and the evaluation of health technologies.