Health Care Operations
The health care industry is large and growing. Faced with rising costs and quality issues, health care organizations are under unprecedented pressure to improve efficiency and quality. Consequently, there is a big opportunity for health care organizations to better manage their operations. In this course, we will analyze operational issues in health care organizations using both qualitative and quantitative principles of operations management. The course focuses on three areas of health care operations management: (1) designing health care delivery systems, (2) capacity planning and decision making under uncertainty, and (3) process failure, learning, and improvement. The course is largely case based. Case settings include hospitals as well as other organizations such as pharmaceutical companies. Grades are based on class participation, three case write-ups (done in groups), and a group project. The course builds on the core course in operations management, and will benefit students interested in consulting, operations management, and/or health care. Prerequisite: MGT 371. 
Please Note: Not all courses are scheduled each semester. Complete class schedules are available upon enrollment.