Joel Wittman
Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Administration-Health Policy and Management

Joel Wittman is the President of Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions as well as The Wittman Group, two management advisory firms that provide consulting services to the home health and post-acute care industries.

Joel has 30 years of experience in the health care field. Prior to creating Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions, Joel was a founder of The Braff Group and Vice President at Telesis Mergers and Acquisitions, two mergers and acquisitions firms specializing in the home health and post acute care industries. He is a former Chief Financial Officer of both a 420-bed acute care hospital in New York City and the Visiting Nursing Service of New York. He was Vice President of Health Care Services for a publicly traded home health care/supplemental staffing company that had more than 100 locations. Joel was also a consultant to the home health care and physician practice management industries. He is an Adjunct Professor at both the Milano New School University Graduate Program for Management and Urban Policy and New York University's Wagner School's MPA program in Health Policy and Management. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional home health care conventions, seminars and industry association meetings.

Joel has an MBA in Financial Management, an MS in Urban Affairs and Education, and a BA in Economics.

 

Semester Course
Fall 2012 HPAM-GP.2848.001 The Business of Healthcare

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


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Fall 2011 HPAM-GP.2848.001 The Business of Healthcare

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


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Fall 2010 HPAM-GP.2848.001 The Business of Healthcare

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


Download Syllabus