The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Health Policy

Health systems are the most complex organizations that we manage today. This trillion-dollar industry, the largest service industry in the world, faces many challenges and opportunities. Modern health care management requires improving care processes, achieving clinical quality and efficiency, reducing errors, and finding best practices. As the development and utilization of biotechnology and ethical drugs drive the cost of health promotion and illness prevention through the roof, the organization of care providers determines how effectively patients and families are diagnosed and treated.

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An Inside Look at Health Policy in Massachusetts

Each year, graduate students from seven Boston-area universities met with senior legislative and state administrative officials, as well as lobbyists and journalists, to get an inside look at how healthcare policy is created and implemented throughout Massachusetts.