This course will cover the fundamental elements of modern healthcare systems, including their structure, processes, and relation to information systems and system interfaces. It also covers the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare in the United States. It also discusses several potential small and large-scale reforms to the U.S. healthcare system and evaluates their likely effects on healthcare spending, quality of care, and access to care.

Course prerequisite(s): 

655.767 Healthcare System Conceptual Design or permission of the student’s faculty advisor and the instructor.

Course instructor(s):