This course examines the structure of health care systems in different countries, focusing on financing, reimbursement, delivery systems, manufacturers and the adoption of new technologies.
We study the roles of private and public sector insurance and providers, and the effect of system design on cost, quality, efficiency and equity of medical services. How do these different systems deal with decisions about investment and adoption of new technologies?
How do service providers and manufacturers evaluate opportunities for growth and expansion in new geographies and markets? Regions and countries discussed will include the US, UK, Western Europe, Russia and the Baltics, the Middle East, and Asia (China and India) and Haiti.
This course explores entrepreneurial and other private sector solutions for health services and access to medicines and technologies in the developing world and other underserved areas.
We also study creative programs to engage the private sector in development of vaccines and medicines for tropical diseases and therapeutic strategies for the rapidly growing burden of chronic, non-communicable diseases in the developing world. Learning is driven through readings, class discussion and a series of guest speakers representing a wide range of global health issues. Evaluation is based on quizzes and class discussion and a student group project.
Adjunct Professor of Business