Nov 30, 2021  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog

HCMT 580 - Regulation and Strategic Planning


Many industries in the U.S. are regulated - airlines, utilities, automobiles - but few are impacted as greatly by various and often competing regulations as the U.S. healthcare system. As such, a successful leader in healthcare must understand the complex regulatory environment in order to strategically plan for her or his company’s growth and ensure the ultimate goal of any healthcare delivery system - the delivery of quality, patient-centered care. This course will provide students with a broad and fundamental understanding of the various regulations (federal, state and local) guiding and impacting the U.S. healthcare system with a focus on how to think strategically and critically about the management and growth of healthcare companies. The course will focus on regulations impacting hospitals and provider groups, but will also review the regulatory landscape for health insurance companies and life sciences companies. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on risk management in the context of identifying, measuring and managing risk, especially the use of data to develop a comprehensive risk management strategy. Students will become familiar with the strategies used in healthcare management to proactively and reactively manage various regulations, stakeholders and risks.

(Cr: 3