WIN 2015 course: Healthcare Transformation: Forces, Trends, and Implications

Healthcare Transformation: Forces, Trends, and Implications

Instructor: Dr. Lee Huntsman

Course Description:

This graduate course provides an introduction to the changes underway in American healthcare, the forces at work, and the implications for participants in the healthcare ecosystem. Utilizing a text, literature, lecture and guest experts, the first two thirds of the class will consider the history of healthcare, the current realities, the pressures for change and the likely directions. The final third will consist of mini case studies, conducted by student teams, of contemporary attempts at healthcare innovation through policy changes, new technology and revised business models.

The course requires active participation in both class discussion and case study teams.

Instructor: Lee Huntsman

A long time faculty member in Bioengineering, Professor Huntsman has held a number of administrative positions. He was named President Emeritus by the University of Washington Board of Regents in 2004. From 2005 to 2012, he served as the first executive director of the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Authority, a public-private partnership intended to advance life sciences research in the state.


BIOEN 599I (SLN: ), OR BIOEN 498H (SLN: 11270),

2 credits

Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:20 p.m., HST T359

Limited to 24 students.

Enrollment by instructor permission

The course will be limited to 24 students to allow for active discussion and case study teams. If you are interested, please fill out this Catalyst survey by November 23, 2014. You will be notified shortly thereafter and enrolled in the course.

Class discussion will be enhanced by a mix of students from a variety of disciplines such as bioengineering, life sciences, public health, engineering, business, and public affairs. If enrollment is oversubscribed, students will be selected to achieve such a mix.