Health Care Delivery Systems: Issues and Innovations

SPH PM 755

This required intermediate course in the Health Policy Management concentration is designed as a hands-on introduction to the complex organizational and delivery aspects of many levels of health care--primary care, mental health, long term care and hospital-based care. Students are introduced to concepts such as Patient Centered Medical Home, the Chronic Care Model, patient-centered care, care coordination, team-based care (teamlets), the Institute of Medicine's six aims for improvement and the IOM's 10 Rules for Redesign, and implementation science frameworks. Students select a health care problem/policy of their choice to research and potentially solve. This will involve students' examining the barriers and facilitators to achieving quality health care as described in this policy, and conducting field-based interviews with experts in this area to learn more about their perspectives on this health care problem. Using the Chronic Care Model, students will describe a new policy that meets the IOM's Six Aims for Improvement or 10 Rules for Redesign. Then, using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research, students will discuss the steps needed to bring their new policy into action. Written and group work, self-reflections, peer review, a professional presentation, and a final policy brief compose the graded assignments during this course

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Elwy L 210 T 2:00 pm-4:45 pm Pre-req: PM702
or equiv or
permission
MED Campus
Class Closed

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Jones L 210 R 2:00 pm-4:45 pm Prereq: PM702
or consent of
instructor
MED Campus
Class Closed

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Clark L 301 R 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Prereq: PM702
or consent of
instructor
MED Campus
Class Closed

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