HS 296F — Current Issues in Healthcare Management

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Focuses on strengthening health facility management in government hospitals and clinics. Managers in such facilities are often ineffective in "getting things done," and prefer to complain and shift blame for poor performance to inadequate budgets, low salaries, bad policy, and other problems. This course will examine some of the prototypical kinds of issues arising in health care delivery today, and examine the way good managers can respond to make organizations more effective. The course will use weekly situational cases to allow groups to study and resolve. Usually offered every year.
Mr. Gaumer