Course Description

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This course emphasizes national health policy, economics and macro-level developments in the health system rather than institutional management. Health care system structure, financing, policy, organizational dynamics and quality measures will receive particular emphasis. This course will provide learners with the ability to analyze and critique the U.S. health care system through examination of economic, political and social factors which influence its development and which are likely to affect its future course.

Dates: Feb. 27, March 6* and 20, April 3 and 17, May 1 and 15
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: Medical Education Building (MEB)

*NOTE: There is only a one week gap, the others are every two weeks.

Learning ObjectivesModules
  1. Understand and model systems and strategic thinking in the healthcare sector.
  2. Delineate board and governance structures for organizations in the healthcare sector.
  3. Differentiate major stakeholders of healthcare management.
  4. Understand, monitor and interpret the impacts of legal, economic, regulatory, and political environments on healthcare organizations.
  5. Apply a public health perspective to healthcare management.
  1. Introduction to the cost, quality, access conundrum.
  2. Health policy and the drivers of change.
  3. Economics, data systems, measuring and monitoring.
  4. The people-diversity in the workforce, culture, workforce wellness.
  5. Technology and other disruptors.
  6. Payment systems, the triple AIM, narrow networks, etc.
  7. The outlook, can we see the future, can we create the future, leading change and innovation in healthcare?

Session Format

Each module is two hours, one hour will be didactic lecture style presentation in slide and video format. The second hour will be a discussion of assigned article readings relevant to the topics presented in the module.