Fall 2013 EMBA Course

B7117-001: Healthcare Industry in the 21st Century

EMBA Fri/Sat Electives, Menu C - 02:00AM to 03:00AM

Instructor: Linda Green

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This course provides an overview of the U.S. healthcare industry and the emerging developments that are transforming it. Topics include current and proposed methods of financing and payment, innovations in the delivery of health services, and forces impacting pharmaceutical and device manufacturers. We will examine strategies for addressing problems of cost, quality and access from the perspectives of consumers, payers, providers, and producers/suppliers.  Emphasis will be placed on challenges and opportunities facing healthcare executives, employers, policymakers and investors afforded by new legislation, information technology, and new methods of healthcare delivery and payment. Though the focus will be on the U.S., comparisons with healthcare systems in other countries will also be discussed. The goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the myriad and complex factors influencing the healthcare industry and shed light on important developments that are likely to affect the industry in the future.


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Linda Green

Armand G. Erpf Professor of the Modern CorporationProfessor Green earned her doctorate in Operations Research from Yale University. Her research, which has focused on the development and application of mathematical models of service systems, has resulted in dozens of publications in the premier technical journals such as Operations Research and Management Science as well as prominent healthcare journals such as Health Services Research, Inquiry and Academic Emergency...

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