Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9171
    Sched. No.: 114821454

Law and Business Management in the Healthcare Sector*
Section 1
Crawford, Richard D.
Massaro, Thomas A.
Riley, Margaret F.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):T, 1600-1800 (WB121)
Capacity:21 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:20 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**

Course Description:

Health care currently represents 17% of the United States GDP and that share is growing. This course will analyze legal, economic, financial and ethical issues in the major sectors of the health care industry. The primary goal of the class is to develop a framework for understanding and evaluating the different tradeoffs and incentives that are inherent in the health care sector and how those incentives affect strategic thinking for both lawyers and business managers. We will begin the course by examining the health care “market” both domestically and globally. Students will also be introduced to general consulting/problem solving skills. We will then examine a number of specific areas in the health care sector: e.g. pharmaceutical/biotech/devices, insurance, delivery systems (hospitals, doctors and medical centers), IT issues etc. Many of those classes will focus on a business case and be led by an expert in that area. The final project will involve a research paper examining short and long term trends in a specific sector of the health care industry.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: A substantial research paper

This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.