Health Care Innovation and Evaluation
Health care is evolving with wave after wave of new technologies, insurance models, information systems, governmental regulations, genetic discoveries, and institutional arrangements continuously impacting the system. Entire organizations in health care are devoted either to promoting innovations (selling the latest drug, imaging system, medical device, software package, or Internet site) or preventing innovations from disrupting the status quo (by counter-detailing, keeping drug reps away from doctors, requiring certificates of need, or disallowing reimbursement). Successful innovation hinges on numerous factors, including serendipity of discovery, wise paths taken in the past, investment decisions in the present, a vision of the future, and access to new technologies via mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances. These factors manifest themselves in terms of favorable market structures, the possession of key resources and capabilities, and successful ties with other organizations upstream and downstream in the value chain. This course focuses on the current state of innovation within the health care industry worldwide with very specific emphasis on the state of health care innovation in the U.S. 
Please Note: Not all courses are scheduled each semester. Complete class schedules are available upon enrollment.