This course provides an advanced, critical analysis of the delivery and payment of healthcare services in the U.S. with a specific focus on actions innovative healthcare providers and health insurers are taking to improve the quality of patient care, manage the escalating costs of providing such care, and enhance business performance. It will analyze the attractiveness and feasibility of new approaches to address the challenges facing providers, payers and patients operating in an inefficient, misaligned, and fragmented healthcare system. Particular focus will be given to the impact of the 2009 HITECH Act as well as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. There will be guest lectures by a variety of major leaders in healthcare business and policy. The course will be useful for students interested in careers in health system management, health insurance, HCIT, healthcare consulting & banking, private equity, investment management, health policy, entrepreneurship in the healthcare services sector and pharmaceuticals, medical devices & diagnostics.
Cain Brothers & Company Professor of Healthcare Management in the Faculty of Business
Linda Green is the Cain Brothers and Company Professor of Healthcare Management at Columbia Business School. She is also the Faculty Director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program at the business school. Her research, which has focused on the development and application of mathematical models to improve service systems, has resulted in dozens of publications in the premier technical journals such as