This course provides an advanced, critical analysis of the delivery and payment of healthcare services in the U.S. It will analyze the attractiveness and feasibility of new approaches to address the challenges facing providers, payors 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 some of a variety of major leaders in healthcare business and policy. Students with limited knowledge of healthcare payment and delivery systems are unlikely to benefit from the course given the advanced nature of the material that will be covered.
Important Note: This course is designed for students with at least a basic understanding of the healthcare delivery system in the U.S.
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