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About the Department

Vision

Our vision is to become a nationally recognized center of excellence in understanding and advancing knowledge of health organizations, networks and systems from the perspective of complexity sciences.

Mission

The department has created a dynamic, collaborative and trans-disciplinary learning environment, involving simultaneous teaching and learning by both faculty and students. Emphasis is on the intersection of people, organizations, networks and information technologies to better understand and manage health systems, especially from the perspectives of complexity. As a result, our students will be better prepared to navigate the evolving challenges in health management and policy, and to make meaningful contributions for improving the health of the public. 

Students gain leading-edge knowledge in the following subject areas:

  • People and historical, organizational and societal issues in health
  • Leadership within and between health organizations and networks
  • Health organization and network dynamics and management
  • System and network properties, processes and behavior
  • Health services management and research
  • Population health management
  • Health law and ethics
  • Health regulations and policies
  • Health economics and finances
  • Health information and communication technology ecosystems
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