The Business of Healthcare

HPAM-GP.2848, 4 points.

Semester: Fall


This course is intended for current and future health care leaders interested in learning about how the business of health care is financed and managed; key stakeholders’ roles and motivations in the delivery and access of health services, e.g., consumerism as a tool for utilization management.

At the end of the course, students will understand:

• Evolving changes for the financing of health care and the shift of burden from corporation to consumer
• The dynamics of the relationship between the employer and the insurance organization and how that influences consumers
• How health insurance organizations are organized and regulated today and the impact of health policy on the cost and delivery
• The symbiotic roles of providers and insurance organizations as both health care partners and patient/member advocates


HPAM-GP.4830 or permission of instructor

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2013Joel WittmanSyllabus
Fall 2012Joel WittmanSyllabus
Fall 2011Joel WittmanSyllabus
Fall 2010Syllabus
Fall 2010Joel WittmanSyllabus
Fall 2009Cathrin StickneySyllabus
Spring 2009Cathrin StickneySyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2013Joel WittmanEvaluation
Fall 2011Wittman, JoelEvaluation
Fall 2010Wittman, JoelEvaluation
Fall 2009Stickney, CathrinEvaluation
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Wittman, Joel

Weekly Schedule:
Mon - 4:55 pm to 6:35 pm

Session Dates:
09/02/2014 to 12/12/2014

Bldg:GODD Room:B02