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QST HM 820 - Strategy, Economics, and Policy in the Health Sector
This course studies the strategic and economic issues facing insurers, providers, and life-sciences companies in the healthcare sector. The course will adapt tools from health economics, strategy, and finance to understand the problems faced by these firms. The course will also examine the problems faced by regulators, who must craft policies that shape the healthcare sector: which hospital mergers to allow; what procedures health insurers must cover; how public programs ought to reimburse life-sciences companies; how quality of care is measured and rewarded; and so on.

[ 3 cr.]

Offered: Either sem.

Grad Prereq: QST PL 727 or QST FE 730.
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