Healthcare for students at Emory University's Goizueta Business School

Healthcare For Students

  • The Business of Healthcare (Steve Culler)

    This course will provide students with an overview of the current structure in the healthcare industry and an understanding of the complex inter-relationships among the players in the industry. The course will explore the fundamental business models used by various players in the industry including providers, innovators, insurers, employers, and government regulators. Students will become familiarized with the economic incentives and important issues which must be addressed for individual players to create value in the U.S. healthcare system. Students will leave the course with the ability to frame the important questions required to evaluate potential business strategies and operational issues in each sector of the healthcare industry.

    Healthcare Operations, Quality, and Technology Management (Diwas KC)

    In the US, the health care sector accounts for 17.3% of the gross domestic product. Already the largest sector of the economy, health care continues to experience significant growth. Health care organizations face numerous challenges, including rising costs, increasing complexity and quality issues, all while confronting an increase in demand for limited resources. Given the unprecedented pressure to improve efficiency and quality, there is thus a tremendous opportunity for healthcare organizations around the world, large and small, to better manage their operations.

    Innovation in the Healthcare Industry (Chip Frame)

    This course examines the current issues and the fundamental business tools required to understand innovation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device segments of the US healthcare sector. The primary focus of this course is for students to acquire an understanding of key innovation topics, including: research and development, capital acquisition, clinical and market testing, and commercialization of these emerging life sciences innovations as they apply to companies in the healthcare industry. Students in the course will complete a real-world case study by working with selected life sciences researchers/entrepreneurs to assist them in developing a business plan that covers the areas of capital acquisition (venture capital and foundation sources), market sizing and commercialization of a potential innovation.

  • Featured Event: Future of Health Forum

    The Future of Health Forum: Congress, Commerce, and Care event was hosted by Benn Konsynski in October 2016.

  • Research Spotlight: How Hospital Advertising Impacts Patient Choices

    Goizueta Professors TI Kim and Diwas KC find that advertising is effective in drawing patients who live further away.

    • Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    • Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management RSPH
    • ATDC (GA Tech Advanced Technology Development Center)
    • Department of Psychiatry faculty session
    • DPT/MBA joint degree program
    • Executive MBA The Business of Healthcare Concentration 
    • Fred Sanfilippo - Healthcare Symposium/Healthcare Innovation Program
    • Full-Time MBA Concentration in Healthcare
    • Informal Monthly Meetings with EHC ER Physicians (on hold)
    • MBA/MPH joint degree program
    • MD/MBA joint degree program
    • Partnership with SOM Psychoanalytic Institute for Executive Coach Development
    • Pharmaceutical Marketing/Consulting Experience/RSPH
    • Public Health Leadership and Implementation Academy
    • SOM: Executive Director of the Emory Center for Healthcare Leadership
    • Woodruff Leadership Academy

The Business of Healthcare (Steve Culler)

This course will provide students with an overview of the current structure in the healthcare industry and an understanding of the complex inter-relationships among the players in the industry. The course will explore the fundamental business models used by various players in the industry including providers, innovators, insurers, employers, and government regulators. Students will become familiarized with the economic incentives and important issues which must be addressed for individual players to create value in the U.S. healthcare system. Students will leave the course with the ability to frame the important questions required to evaluate potential business strategies and operational issues in each sector of the healthcare industry.

Healthcare Operations, Quality, and Technology Management (Diwas KC)

In the US, the health care sector accounts for 17.3% of the gross domestic product. Already the largest sector of the economy, health care continues to experience significant growth. Health care organizations face numerous challenges, including rising costs, increasing complexity and quality issues, all while confronting an increase in demand for limited resources. Given the unprecedented pressure to improve efficiency and quality, there is thus a tremendous opportunity for healthcare organizations around the world, large and small, to better manage their operations.

Innovation in the Healthcare Industry (Chip Frame)

This course examines the current issues and the fundamental business tools required to understand innovation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device segments of the US healthcare sector. The primary focus of this course is for students to acquire an understanding of key innovation topics, including: research and development, capital acquisition, clinical and market testing, and commercialization of these emerging life sciences innovations as they apply to companies in the healthcare industry. Students in the course will complete a real-world case study by working with selected life sciences researchers/entrepreneurs to assist them in developing a business plan that covers the areas of capital acquisition (venture capital and foundation sources), market sizing and commercialization of a potential innovation.

Featured Event: Future of Health Forum

The Future of Health Forum: Congress, Commerce, and Care event was hosted by Benn Konsynski in October 2016.

Research Spotlight: How Hospital Advertising Impacts Patient Choices

Goizueta Professors TI Kim and Diwas KC find that advertising is effective in drawing patients who live further away.

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry
  • Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management RSPH
  • ATDC (GA Tech Advanced Technology Development Center)
  • Department of Psychiatry faculty session
  • DPT/MBA joint degree program
  • Executive MBA The Business of Healthcare Concentration 
  • Fred Sanfilippo - Healthcare Symposium/Healthcare Innovation Program
  • Full-Time MBA Concentration in Healthcare
  • Informal Monthly Meetings with EHC ER Physicians (on hold)
  • MBA/MPH joint degree program
  • MD/MBA joint degree program
  • Partnership with SOM Psychoanalytic Institute for Executive Coach Development
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing/Consulting Experience/RSPH
  • Public Health Leadership and Implementation Academy
  • SOM: Executive Director of the Emory Center for Healthcare Leadership
  • Woodruff Leadership Academy
$9,403

Approximate amount spent on healthcare in the US, per person in 2016

20%

Approximate amount of total healthcare expenditures as part of US GDP

5%

Rate at which healthcare spending is surpassing economic growth

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