STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CAREDocument Transcript
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE
PADM 7620 & MGT 7620
Instructor: Katharine C. Rathbun, MD, MPH
Messages: Call Jeannie at 578-6743 and she will contact Dr. Rathbun.
Office Hours: By Appointment
Text: Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems, fourth edition;
Longest, Rachich & Darr; Health Professions Press, Baltimore.
1) Students will understand the basic structure and function of health care
institutions in Louisiana and the US.
2) Students will be able to integrate ideas from various functional areas
such as accounting, finance, and management in the special setting of
heath services institutions.
Class participation: Classes will be held from 6pm to 9pm on Thursdays. Much
of the learning will be from lectures, class discussion, and group activities so
attendance is essential. Participation will be reflected as part of the final grade.
Paper: There will be a short paper assigned near the beginning of classes instead
of a midterm exam.
Final Exam: There will be a final exam, which will be due the week before the
last class. This will be a take-home open-book exam.
Final Grade: The paper and the final exam will each be 40% of the grade. Class
participation will be 20%. Grading will not be done on a curve; all students have
the opportunity to earn an A in the course.
Course Policies: This course is designed to help prepare students for a
professional career. Cheating of any kind will be dealt with harshly. Both the
paper and the final exam are to be completely independent work. Do not discuss
the examination with another student until after all exams are turned in.
Readings in the Text: During each class we will discuss the material in one or two
chapters of the text. Students are expected to read the assigned sections before
coming to class and be prepared to discuss the material. Students are encouraged
to read critically and discuss areas where they disagree with the text or the
Paper: Specific information about this assignment will be given out on February
16, 2006. The paper will be in the format of a policy and procedure within a
healthcare organization. It will be no more than four pages long. It will be based
on critical thinking and knowledge acquired in this and other classes. Minimal
research will be needed to complete this assignment. The paper will be due at the
beginning of class March 9, 2006.
Final Exam: The exam will be a short answer test to be answered on the exam
sheets. All answers must be legible to be counted. The exam will be handed out
at the end of class on April 20, 2006 and must be returned one week later at the
beginning of class April 27, 2006.
Late Assignments: In the event of personal problems that interfere with meeting
these deadlines, you must speak with Dr. Rathbun and make arrangements before
the assignments are due. Late assignments will only be accepted in extraordinary
Professor Edward P. Richards of LSU Law School will present two of the classes.
He has a Master of Public Health degree in Disease Control and did biomedical
research in addition to his law training. He is the director of the LSU medical and
biotechnology law program. The two guest speakers will be chosen for different
perspectives on healthcare, one from a hospital base and the other from an
ambulatory care program.
Notes and assignments will be posted on the biotech law web site.
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Chapters
January 19 FIRST CLASS - Who’s Who in Healthcare 2
January 26 Development of Healthcare Organizations 4
(Prof. Edward P. Richards, LSU Law School)
February 2 Healthcare Organizations 5
February 9 Management and Organizational Design 1&3
February 16 Strategic Planning 8
February 23 Healthcare Technology 6
March 2 Problem Solving 7
March 9 Quality Assurance & Improvement 9
March 16 Control & Risk Management 10
March 23 Human Resources 11
March 30 Organizational Change 12
April 6 Law and Healthcare 14
April 13 SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS
April 20 Speaker – FINAL GIVEN
April 27 Speaker – FINAL DUE at 6 pm
May 4 LAST CLASS – Summary and Review Final
1. Who's Who in Healthcare
Chapter 2 - pages 55-93
2. Development of Healthcare Organizations
Chapter 4 - pages 153-169
3. Healthcare Organizations
Chapter 5 - pages 224-242
4. Management and Organizational Design
Chapter 1 - pages 8-19
Chapter 3 - pages 113-136
5. Strategic Planning
Chapter 8 - pages 347-363
6. Healthcare Technology
Chapter 6 - pages 271-289
7. Problem Solving
Chapter 7 - pages 317-339
8. Quality Assurance and Improvement
Chapter 9 - pages 405-427
9. Control and Risk Management
Chapter 10 - pages 469-495
10. Human Resources
Chapter 11 - pages 531-547
11. Organizational Change
Chapter 12 - pages 589-613
12. Law and Healthcare
Chapter 14 - pages 691-723