Health Care Delivery in the U.S.
The healthcare delivery system in the U.S. is complex and in order to navigate it successfully students must have a fundamental understanding of the events and policies that have shaped the current environment in which they will be working. In addition to providing an overview of how the U.S. system has developed, this course will place a substantial focus on how healthcare data has developed over time and the ways in which it has informed the changes to the delivery system.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Students will have the opportunity to become conversant with and knowledgeable about the state of health care in the United States. Students will evaluate options for measuring health status and financing health care and examine options for providing health care both acute and chronic. This course will also examine public health care and the role of the government in the delivery of health care. Students will have the opportunity to explore the role of information systems in providing health care.