Over 60 students from the Case Western Reserve University Master of Science in Management (MSM) program will be attending classes at the HIMSS Innovation Center every Monday night from 6:00 - 10:15pm during the spring 2018 semester. Health Finance (6:00pm - 8:00pm) Professor: J.B. Silvers Exploration of economic, medical, financial and payment factors in the U.S. healthcare system sets the framework for the study of decisions by providers, insurers, and purchasers in this course. The mix of students from various programs and professions allows wide discussion from multiple viewpoints. Offered as BAFI 420 and HSMC 420. Health Decision Making & Analytics (8:15pm - 10:15pm) Professor: Alan Dowling The goals of this course are to: (1) introduce the sources of data healthcare that managers can exploit to improve decision-making in their organizations; (2) examine health decision making styles, approaches and impediments; (3) provide a framework for medical informatics and how information technology can be exploited to pursue organizational goals;; and (4) examine the analytic tools necessary for turning raw data into actionable information. The course is pragmatic, covering such issues as the current state and emerging trends in medical informatics (MI), information principles, decision models and analytics approaches, as well as the impact of emerging health legislation, information systems and processes on decisions and analytics.