MOB7517 - HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM
MOB7517 HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM
3 credit graduate elective
The healthcare ecosystem is arguably the most complex in the US economy. Its importance, profitability, and knowledge?intensity have led to many specialized and inter?connected organizations. No matter where one is positioned in this ecosystem, success requires an understanding of all of it.
This elective course provides a broad overview of the healthcare ecosystem, its players, and the economic, demographic, and political factors that are driving rapid change. We will explore the system's various components and their roles: the patients the system is intended to serve, the players responsible for delivering care (clinicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and other delivery systems), the entities that pay for health care (insurance companies and health maintenance organizations), the entities that develop and commercialize medical advances (pharmaceuticals and medical devices), and the government (in its role as regulator and funder). We will examine how these organizations work and how they are changing, and look at the big challenges and opportunities they face. We will also touch on global health issues and the role of foundations and non-profits. Integral to this course is exploring the big problems that health care ecosystem participants face, and how those may be addressed through innovation and entrepreneurship.
The course is meant for students currently working in healthcare or life sciences, students interested in making careers in these dynamic fields, and those with an intellectual interest in them.
Evening: MOB7000 or MOB8400 or MOB7202
Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200)
One Year: MBA7210 or MOB7202
Two Year: MBA7320 or MOB7301 or MOB7202