This seminar course covers an introduction to concepts that can be used to understand and respond to critical strategy and performance measurement challenges in system change. Focus is on the application of tools including balanced scorecards and scenario planning. This course provides an overview of the central issues in the management of healthcare organizations and healthcare systems. This includes developing a working knowledge of the key facts about our healthcare system. Some of the issues we will examine are unique to the Canadian context (e.g., the role of government), and others transcend jurisdictional boundaries (e.g., stakeholder relations).
This course endeavors to show how these tools can be used to understand and respond to critical issues in Canadian health system management. Students taking this course explore a number of issues around the application of strategy and performance measurement frameworks to cases from the for-profit, government, and broader public sectors in health care. This is a survey course that touches on a number of issues and examples in the management of health system organizations.
- Individual Assignment: Understanding and analyzing competitive forces
- Group Assignment 1: Developing frameworks for strategy implementation and monitoring
- Group Assignment 2: Integrating financial information into strategic decision-making
- Group Assignment 3: Making a persuasive case for strategic investment
- Class Participation