Healthcare management

Lecturer Lazzini Simone
Semester Spring

The course provides the skills needed to understand the peculiarities related to the management of health care organizations. This course analyse the evolution of the structure and the current issues in the health care system. It examines, in managerial point of view, the unique features of health care as a product, and the changing relationships between patients, physicians, hospitals, employers, and government.

Course Outline
The first part analizes the structure of health care systems in different countries, focusing on financing, reimbursement, delivery systems and adoption of new technologies. This section studies the effect of system design on cost, quality, efficiency and equity of medical services.
The second part examines three broad segments of the health care system: payors, providers and suppliers. The health care market structure will be analyze in the perspective of horizontal integration of the system