The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University seeks an adjunct instructor for a Health Policy course for master’s students in the MS Health Care Policy & Management and MS Health Care Analytics & IT programs.
The Health Policy course is a half semester (i.e. 7 weeks) during the spring 2020 semester. Course times could be afternoons (two 80 minute class sessions per week) or evenings (one 170 minute class from 6 – 8:50 PM, inclusive of a break, per week), as preferred.
The course is a required core course for students in the Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management and Master of Science in Health Care Analytics and Information Technology programs, typically in their first year of study, and should assume a baseline knowledge of health care systems and structures in the United States. Students in these programs may end up working in health system administration, payor operations, policy development or evaluation, product or project management, advanced analytics, technology development, or consulting. The course is also open to students in other Heinz College graduate programs as an elective course.
The instructor should be a practitioner or academic with direct experience or research work in health policy topics. Recent experience in teaching graduate or professional courses is preferred.
At the completion of this course, students should:
Have a basic understanding of the health policy formation process and associated institutional accountability
Have a working knowledge of the historical context of health policy in the United states leading to the adoption of the Affordable Care Act,
Be able to critically review and evaluate policy proposals of today and their potential impact on industry challenges, and
Be able to relate their career-oriented areas of interest to relevant policies and regulations.
Suggested topical deep dives include the evolution of Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, the Affordable Care Act, single payor proposals, value based payment models and physician incentives, prescription drug pricing, state-level global budget revenue models, and the role of policy in addressing public health crises (opioids, vaccinations, etc.).
The course design should at minimum include relevant readings (textbook, research papers, news articles, etc.), in-class discussions, and appropriate evaluations of mastery of concepts for grading purposes (homework, quizzes/exams, etc.). While group work is encouraged, students should also produce individual writing samples throughout this course.
About Heinz College
The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. For more information, please visit www.heinz.cmu.edu.
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.