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Business of health care concentration

The W. P. Carey Executive MBA business of health care concentration prepares senior leaders in the health care sector to improve the quality of care across all zip codes at a lower cost. By bringing together stakeholders from all sectors of heath care, class discussions can address how to improve every aspect of our current system. In addition to the courses described below, a one-day extension to the Business Strategy and Public Policy course in Washington, D. C. will focus exclusively on health policy issues.

Business of health care courses

The Economics of Health Care

Focuses on health insurance, insurance markets, and reform, including health care delivery, reorganization, payment, and alternative payment models.

Health Care Supply Chain Issues

Examines supply chain management, including obtaining resources, managing supplies, and delivering goods and services to providers and patients. Topics covered include how to align the supply chain to the care delivery model, how to remove inefficiencies and improve integration in the supply chain, how to involve physicians and other stakeholders to co-lead supply chain strategies, and how supply chain actionable analytics addresses both patient satisfaction and operational costs simultaneously. Additionally, you will consider how hospitals apply lean-sigma principles to improve its supply chain practices and how emerging technological advancements (3-D printing, blockchain, etc.) impact healthcare supply chains.

Health Care Informatics and Artificial Intelligence

Explores the role of recent advances — including Electronic Medical Records (EMR), patient portals, mobile applications, embedded sensor devices, IoT, and wearables — in modern health care systems. You will develop strategies for introducing patient-centric digital innovations in your organization; identify new business opportunities for enabling transactions and interactions among patients, providers, and suppliers; articulate how automation, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence technologies are revolutionizing care processes and the health care industry; explore platform and process innovations in care contexts enabled by remote monitoring technologies, sensors, and embedded devices; and discuss how new digital interventions such as decision-aids, patient education platforms and social media can be leveraged to improve health care.

Managing Health Care Organizations

Introduces dynamics unique to health care organizations, as well as best practices and key considerations for health care managers as they seek to operate within and modify their organizations. Employing concepts from organizational behavior, strategy, and systems theory, this course provides a framework to define and resolve operational challenges associated with the management of health care organizations.

Health Care Systems: Policies, Practices, and Outcomes

Compares health systems in advanced nations to better understand the drivers of health outcomes.

International Health Care Practicum

Analyzes health care systems in one or more advanced nations, including research on provision, costs, and outcomes. An in-country visit allows you to examine the healthcare system firsthand.