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OAFP 4875 - Health management

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


It would be great, if the students have backgrounds information on health systems transformation. Two books are warmly recommended to get an international perspective : - Michael Porter, Redifining Healthcare, 2007. - Thomas Bodenheimer, Kevin Grumbach, Understanding health policy, Lange, 2017.

Course Description

Healthcare systems are engaged in their strongest transformations in history. The US system is profoundly reshaped by the Obamacare. The National Health Service has gone through several reforms, aiming at placing quasi-markets and competition in the center of public services delivery. Once ranked by the WHO as the best healthcare system in the world, the French system is facing rising inequalities and accessibility issues. Worldwide the trends for mortality gains are now slowed. Chronic conditions (diabetes, asthma) have taken the lion share in epidemiological paths. Cancers are in the dawn of a revolution driven by new genomics opportunities and personalizes medicine. The lesson will explore new challenges for managers in that context : anticipating the future, keeping large communities on board, taking advantage from AI innovations, promoting open innovation strategies, transforming professions and preventing burn out.


GRASS, Etienne P. (Directeur Adjoint, APHP)

Pedagogical format

Occasionaly we might have external speakers to give the students an insight about different profils of health managers.

Course validation

Evaluation will operate in 3 parts : 1/ An oral presentation : 10 min on the topic of the day. 2/ A brief : written by students in a duo, to explore the future of the healthcare systems (futurology). 3/ Involvement.


The student will need to prepare the lessons in reading newspapers and non-fictions. We expect them to be strong counterparts in the learning process. They will prepare an oral presentation and a written brief.

Required reading

  • Thomas Bodenheimer, Kevin Grumbach, Understanding health policy, Lange, 2017
  • Michael Porter, Redifining Healthcare, 2007
  • OECD, Healthcare at glance, 2016
  • Etienne Grass, Génération réenchantée, Calmann Levy, 2016