Business of Healthcare

The healthcare system in the United States is massive, complex, and dysfunctional. This course will serve as an introduction to students interested in leading health care organizations. We will describe the providers and the financial system that comprise health care, and the challenges healthcare faces. Next, we will turn to important opportunities for health care executives to alter the current value equation through changes in organizational behavior, operations, strategy, technology, and policy. Finally, we will consider the short- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on an already strained system.