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Health Care is Serious Business

Health Care is Serious Business

b2ap3_thumbnail_health-care-business.jpgThe following is an excerpt from an article by Jeremy Simon originally published August 25, 2014 in McCombs Today:

The issues affecting the business of health care are much more complex than even the latest season of "Game of Thrones" and often just as confusing. There is a greater need for health care professionals who have a higher business acumen than ever before. Transforming our current health care system into one that is safer, more efficient, and more accessible requires disciplines working together and cooperating in ways unheard of just a couple of years ago.

Of course, health care isn't the only sector of the economy where that is true. In 2008, Halliburton, the oilfield services and equipment giant, recognized its own need to recruit science, technology, engineering, and math students who also had strong business acumen. Texas Business Foundations Summer Institute at the McCombs School of Business benefitted from a generous grant from Halliburton to create an eight-week, 15-credit boot camp-style intensive program targeting the top undergraduate students from across the campus.

Now, in addition to its regular business intensives, the institute is turning its attention to health care. This summer, it partnered with the College of Natural Sciences Health Professions Office and Health Informatics and Health IT (HIT) program to create the inaugural Business of Healthcare certificate program. This new program mirrors the standard summer intensive, but adds health-care specific elements and lectures led by faculty from McCombs and the College of Natural Sciences.

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