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Non-Traditional & Innovative Health Services Partnerships

East Baltimore
4th term
Health Policy and Management
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Class Times:
Course will meet on March 25th, April 1, 15 and 29, 2021
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Mark Shaver
LaKeasha Wormley

The need to extract costs from a $3.4T industry is driving non-traditional health services partnerships that encourage previously siloed parties to exchange information. With both cost and quality in sharp focus, a parallel industry is emerging with the sole aim of achieving value in this sector. To adapt to this new age of healthcare, building, leveraging and evaluating innovative partnerships is an invaluable skill for the next generation of leaders.

Introduces innovative, non-traditional partnerships as an integral part of achieving a value-based healthcare system. Examines growing trends in healthcare and basic principles and practices of non-traditional partnerships. Discusses the method of building balanced business models to ensure obtainable milestones and returns for all parties. Presents lessons learned by industry leaders who have experienced establishing partnerships with multi-national corporate, investor, and strategic entities focusing on clinical services, population health and health/IT activities.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify gaps and articulate opportunities for partnerships
  2. Compare various models for health services partnerships currently in the market
  3. Demonstrate best practices for creating partnerships that encourage information exchange, coordinated efforts to problem solve, and the leveraging of expertise across industries
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 15% Reflection
  • 75% Final Presentation

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Due to enrollment cap, all students must obtain permission in order to register for this course.

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