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Spring 2020
Jul 01, 2022
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BADM 750 - Disruption in US Healthcare
This course focuses on change and disruption in the US healthcare system. The course focuses on healthcare from a business perspective, the companies that compose it (public, private, and non-profit), and how the interests of different sectors align or conflict with one another. As a highly regulated industry where federal and state government organizations are often dominant purchasers, government decisions often drive success or adverse results. Healthcare in the US is also characterized by inefficiency and complexity, and is ripe for technological and institutional disruption. The course begins with an introduction to the primary commercial segments in the health care system: medical technology (pharmaceutical/biotech, medical device), provider (hospital, physician, post-acute), distribution (pharmacies, tradition and on-line distributors), health plans, and services (e.g., health IT, contract research organizations). We will also review major government organizations and programs involved in healthcare, and how key policy issues such as Medicare reform, insurance expansion, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, drug pricing concerns, and opioid addiction as they affect corporate interests. The business of healthcare is presently being disrupted by a range of forces which merit special focus – as these changes are creating major commercial opportunity for entrepreneurs and established businesses. We will review a range of mergers and acquisitions of healthcare companies – some pending, some transacted, and some of which have been blocked by the Justice department. On a smaller scale, providers are also merging and aligning to meet the needs of healthcare payers. Technology companies such as Amazon and Google, as well as smaller companies such as HMS, Athena, and Cerner are also promising to transform this notoriously complicated space. Guest speakers will supplement the core of the course. We will be joined by senior executives from business and government, as well as the Georgetown community. Student engagement is key throughout the course, including research and presentations designed to enhance understanding of the complex interests that operate in this large and vibrant sector of the US economy.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Administration Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      MBA - Full Time Program

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