We have stressed all semester that the significant turmoil in the healthcare sector is the result of a complete transformation in the industry currently underway. Furthermore, we have seen that the skill sets of Georgia Tech graduates are badly needed in order for the changes to result in the achievement of the Triple aim:
- Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction);
- Improving the health of populations; and
- Reducing the per capita cost of health care.
The exam is open book, open notes, with collaboration with classmates permitted and even encouraged. So the balance that I seek is for you to learn from the impressions and ideas of others while showing your own original critical thinking.
The standard of grading will be higher for this exam, since you have time to think about it, reviewing notes and slides from cases, guest speakers, articles, and lectures. Address the issues listed in the Triple Aim and explain how engineers, managers, scientists, analysts, and policy graduates have as much to contribute as Georgia Tech graduates who will become physicians and other clinicians with direct contact with patients. If you personally intend to go into the healthcare industry, address how you hope to change or impact healthcare for the better