MGT 560 (4)
Organization, Financing, and History of Healthcare Delivery in the US

In this course, students will learn how the current US health system is organized, why it is organized the way it is, how healthcare is paid for in the US, why US healthcare is so expensive, and how health reform is proceeding in the US. Additionally, students look at health systems in other industrialized countries to see what lessons we can learn from their experiences. Students will be looking at these issues from the perspective of people who have managerial roles in the broad spectrum of healthcare organizations and will focus on a concept known as the Quadruple Aim of healthcare, which calls for significantly improved quality of care for individuals, significantly improved population health, significantly reduced per capita cost of care, and enhanced provider wellness.