Management in the healthcare system today requires advanced skills to deal with complex systems. In order to lead large and complex health systems, under normal conditions as well as during uncertainty and crisis, managers need to learn the most updated information, theories and skills. Managers in the health system are required to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adapt to frequent changes, technological understanding, creative thinking, and above all – leadership ability, that will allow them to inspire those around them to make the big changes necessary in these sensitive areas, which concerns our lives and health.
The specialization in health and pharmaceutical systems management is intended for managers in the health system: doctors, nurses, other health care professionals, employees of Bio-Tech companies, etc. The program will assist them to advance in professional management in the discipline and rise up on the management ladder of the students’ current organizations. The need for professional management and an in-depth understanding of the health system and the forces that drive it are necessary to advance. The degree is also relevant to those who aspire to a career in health care, are interested in joining an organization or company in the health field, or aspire to establish a medical startup.
In this specialization, students receive, in addition to the management skills that the degree in business administration proides, the core content required for every manager in the health system. This includes comprehending the system’s complex structure, and understanding the flow of resources between its various parts. Graduates will be able to assess where the Israeli health system is in relation to other health systems in the world, and what our opportunities and barriers are compared to other countries. They will practice quality measurement and quality leadership to ensure the best results. Students will learn the basis for managing communities and not just individuals, including in the most relevant fields today, like epidemiology (epidemic management). Students learn how to initiate and lead major changes that will affect not only one’s organization but the entire country. They will get to know the complex world of the medicine life cycle – from the local and global point of view. The lens used will not just be science but also economics, regulation and assimilation processes, competition and marketing. Students learn how completely new areas such as service and marketing affect the world of health and how they contribute to the results we want to achieve for our patients.