MS&E263 - Healthcare Operations Management

US health care spending is approximately 18% of GDP, growing rapidly, and driven in large part by prices and waste rather than quality and access. New approaches for improving health care delivery are urgently needed. This class focuses on the use of analytical tools to support efficient health care delivery. Topics include case studies on capacity planning, resource allocation, and scheduling. Methods include queueing, optimization, and simulation. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Excel, probability, and optimization. For students in the Schools of Medicine, Business, and Law the course includes a variant of the curriculum with less emphasis on the technical material.
Career
Graduate
Grading Basis
MOP - Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Min
3
Max
3
Course Repeatable for Degree Credit?
No

Course Component
Lecture
Enrollment Optional?
No