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HST 918
Economics of the Health Care Industries

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Joseph Doyle
Time:
TBD
Location:
TBD
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Restrictions:
H1: 1st half of term
MIT Units:
3-0-3 (G-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
N/A
Considers health economics issues from a business perspective, including differences between health care and other industries, the role of health insurance, regulatory issues and incentives for innovation, data analytics to measure value, strategic issues in pricing and marketing, use of e-commerce and information technology, personalized/stratified medicines, and formation and management of various alliances. Explores US and global health institutions. Visiting speakers from academia, government, NGOs, and industry.