HLTHMGMT 710 - Health Care into the 21st Century

Course Description

THIS IS A WEEK-LONG CLASS THAT IS HELD THE WEEK BEFORE DAYTIME ORIENTATION.  TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS YOU MUST CONTACT THE HSM OFFICE ()

Health Care into the Twenty-First Century introduces HSM students to the interlocking segments of the industry (e.g., Doctors, Hospitals, HMOs/PPOs, Insurers, Consultants, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices), their current status, and how they are changing. It will analyze Health Care Industry from a historical perspective to understand how the industry has evolved to its current state and to predict where it is likely to go in the next century. To better understand the current Health care environment, the course will explore the industry from several perspectives: the provider/patient/payor interface, the changing demographics of health, the growth of technology, the emerging regulatory patterns, and comparative strategies of public health across nations.

Health Care into the Twenty-First Century is required for the HSM concentration.

Requirements

The course will consist of lectures, cases and discussions. Students will be expected to actively participate in the classes, turn in at least two individual memos on cases or problems, and one participate in one seminar report jointly done with a group of students.