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Health Policy and Management

Week Four

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT IN HEALTH CARE, 312.620.11

2 academic credits
June 6-7, 2019 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Instructor: Nikolas Matthes, MD

Focuses on performance measurement for hospitals and describes key aspects and challenges of measurement initiatives in the current context of health care reform in general, and payment reform more specifically. The faculty, all senior health care professionals from the trenches, describe the regulatory environment, and Joint Commission and CMS requirements. They also summarize key measures used for public reporting and payment such as chart-abstracted clinical process, administrative data-based outcomes, satisfaction, and efficiency. Highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each type of measure and discusses appropriate use of analytics and comparison data including patient satisfaction. Covers current public reporting and pay for performance initiatives and associated challenges. Another topic is emerging initiatives in the context of the electronic medical records, such as e-measures and meaningful use. Students taking this course for graduate academic credit will be evaluated based on participation (20%) and final paper (80%). The final paper will be due within one month of the conclusion of the course, on a date identified by the instructor. No assignments will be accepted after August 3, 2020.


LEADING ORGANIZATIONS, 312.700.12

3 academic credits
June 24-26, 2019 (9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Instructor: Mark Bittle, DrPH

Focuses on the essential principles of personal and interpersonal leadership that can be used in an organizational setting to enhance performance, align and empower personnel, and assure organizational engagement. Applies leadership skills in a hands-on practical way that encourages students to challenge their own beliefs and assumptions about what constitutes leadership. Offers a comprehensive review of contemporary issues and perspectives on leadership. Explores multidisciplinary and systems-oriented approaches as well as classic leadership theory and evolving contemporary beliefs. Includes topics such as development of leadership theories, personal assessment and development, values and ethics, motivation, power, followership, group dynamics, multiculturalism in leadership, conflict resolution, performance excellence, and the change process. Students taking this course for graduate academic credit will be evaluated based on participation/case studies (25%); critical analysis paper (40%) and leadership workshop/reflection (35%). These assignments will be due within one month of the conclusion of the course, on a date identified by the instructor. No assignments will be accepted after August 3, 2020.


STRATEGIC PLANNING, 312.621.11

3 academic credits
June 24-26, 2019 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Instructor: Douglas Hough, PhD

Focuses on principles of strategic management and competitive analysis to support strategy development for health care organizations. Provides an understanding of how current business and management knowledge is applied to health care organizations to promote future success and competitive advantage. Examining contemporary theory and models, students learn to assess and develop an organization's mission and vision; perform an internal and external strategic assessment; evaluate competitive threats and responses; develop organizational strategies and measures of success; and evaluate the decision-making approaches best able to develop and execute the best strategies. Students taking this course for graduate academic credit will be evaluated based on course participation (20), CEO interview (25%), business planning workshop (10%), and a strategic plan assessment (45%). All assignments will be due within a month of the conclusion of the course, on a date identified by the instructor. No assignment will be accepted after August 3, 2020.