Providers, payers and policy writers practice better when they understand the business of medicine.
Make an impact on an industry that profoundly affects us all. Be a leader in an increasingly complex system. Drive change through innovative approaches to financial challenges, care delivery obstacles, health analytics and informatics, clinical leadership, and the link between quality and cost. Attain the knowledge and skills necessary for leading roles in care delivery facilities, private practices, insurance companies and other health-focused organizations.
The Health Care concentration requires five courses total (15 credits), MGH 641, MGH 642, and three electives from the courses listed under the electives tab.
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This course is designed to be an overview of the health care industry and a framing of the severe challenges facing leaders in the field. It will take a business approach to the issues presented, but will always juxtapose financial issues with value creation. The course begins with a short look at classic economic principles, and why they do not always apply in health care, followed by a review of each component of the industry: government, health plans, employers, providers and suppliers.
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
The class will focus on the major challenges facing the healthcare industry and innovative solutions being developed across the country. We will start with the qualities of the innovator and how they can be learned; we will then move on to an in-depth look at major innovation evaluation models, with specific focus on innovations in hospitals, physician practice, chronic disease, and personal health.
Semesters offered: Fall 2020