Introduction to Health Care

GSBGEN551 Innovation and Management in Health Care
Instructor: Rob Chess

A GSB course that focuses on the main strategic challenges and complex trade-offs facing healthcare providers (hospitals), payers (both commercial and government), and product companies (medical devices, biopharmaceuticals, and diagnostics). Each class features a discussion with an executive from the industry. Past guests have included senior executives from Medtronic, Abbott, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, and prominent venture investors. The course often attracts students from the School of Medicine. Read more.

MGTECON 331: Political Economy of Health Care in the United States (LAW 348)
Instructor: Dan Kessler

This GSB course provides the legal, institutional, and economic background necessary to understand the financing and production of health services in the U.S. Potential topics include: health reform, health insurance (Medicare and Medicaid, employer-sponsored insurance, the uninsured), medical malpractice and quality regulation, pharmaceuticals, the corporate practice of medicine, regulation of fraud and abuse, and international comparisons.This course is cross-listed with the Health Research Policy and Public Policy Departments (same as HRP 391 and PUBLPOL 231). Read more.