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312.675.60 Medical Practice Management

Health Policy and Management
3rd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
LaKeasha Wormley
Course Instructor :

312.600 or 312.601


The systems of health services delivery are rapidly expanding. Payment models and other factors are driving health care delivery system reform leading to new models, which have significantly altered the role of hospitals, enhanced the need effective physician enterprise development and management, and created the need for stronger, more-wide reaching community collaborations. This course will allow students to examine the operational and management implications of these new delivery system models.

Explores contemporary issues related to the structure and operations of hospitals, health systems, and the expanding role of physician networks and models in the development of integrated delivery systems. Examines regulatory and other critical factors influencing these models. Prepares students to assess how delivery systems changes will impact quality and costs, increase reliance on physician networks in the coordination of care, and acquaint students with the operational and strategic challenges and best practices associated with managing and integrating physician practices as an integral aspect of delivery system reform. Emphasizes future stages of healthcare delivery system reform in value/risk-based environments

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the operational challenges associated with the expansion of care delivery systems
  2. Apply methods to assess health system organizational effectiveness, physician practice efficiency and financial stability, provider alignment and engagement, and clinical integration within the care continuum
  3. Evaluate best practices and models for physician-hospital alignment to enhance quality, reduce costs, and provide enhanced clinical integration
  4. Choose essential health system competencies and care delivery models of the future including meaningful measures of success that encourage, align, and engage all members of the delivery system
Methods of Assessment:

Participation 15%, case-studies 65%

Enrollment Restriction:

Undergraduates are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Due to enrollment maximum, all students must obtain consent in order to register

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

This course blends traditional classroom time and outside-of-class activities with a corresponding reduction in class sessions. This class will meet once a week. Students are expected to spend 1 hour a week on class work in addition to regular homework.