IN590.0

Introduction to Health Care Management

Director(s): Stan Finkelstein
Offered: Spring. Mondays beginning Feb 3rd, 12:45-2:15pm.
Location: HMS - Harvard Medical School (0)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: Introduction to the academic disciplines of business management with illustration from examples in various medical care settings. Topics include: economics of health care; evolving role of physicians and other medical professionals; ethics of business decisions in a clinical context; underlying concepts in financial, marketing, and operations management in health institutions; and the management of risk in health-related enterprise. Presentations by carefully selected multidisciplinary faculty group from the Harvard and MIT communities, guest faculty will include managers with experience in health services and medical products related organizations. Student projects will address current issues occasioned by the rapidly changing health care management environment.