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15.767 Healthcare Lab: Introduction to Healthcare Delivery in the United States

Prereq: 15.060, 15.761; or permission of instructor
G (Fall)
9 Units

Focuses on the current business challenges and opportunities to deliver high quality and reasonably priced health services. Provides students the opportunity to interact with speakers and many senior executives from the health industry. Topics include healthcare reform, systematic scheduling, retail clinics, telehealth, entrepreneurship, community health, etc. Discussions include practical examples from the ongoing healthcare-related work of Sloan faculty and projects with local hospitals. Provides a broad perspective on various career paths, such as consulting, entrepreneurship, hospital management, and IT innovation. Student teams work directly with a health organization on an applied project, which includes onsite work during SIP week. Students who choose our international projects or projects out of the Boston area will do their onsite project (register for 15.777) during IAP with permission of the instructor and organization; consult instructors for information. Meets with 15.777 when offered concurrently.

R. Levi, J. Wilkinson

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Credit cannot also be received for 15.777