Assignment Prompts

September 30, 2016

THCD Blog Post #2

September 30, 2016

Read The Full Prompt

Due to the current nature of the topics we will cover in THCD, there will inevitably be articles of interest related to course issues that you come across during the semester. These articles could be found in academic or policy journals, periodicals (e.g., newspapers or magazines), or even other blog posts. During the semester, we ask that each of you identify two articles that help extend or otherwise relate to topics covered in the course. For each of these articles, the please post a short (~300-500 word) commentary on how that article relates to or builds upon issues we have discussed in THCD. Please also post a link either to the article or its abstract.  Because we aim to expand on course topics, we ask that you do not cover required readings that have been assigned in the course (but optional readings can be used).

Your second blog post is due by Thursday, September 29 at 11:59 PM.

In addition to your own post, we ask that you also provide a brief comment on at least two other students’ posts.  In forming your comments, please consider how you might expand upon or challenge the points raised.  These comments be as short or as long as you wish.  Comments for the first round of blog posts are due by 11:59 PM on Thursday, October 6.

A few items to note:

  1. We will not be grading the content of your post.  The goal here is to get all students participating in broadening course-related issues for the benefit of the entire class.
  2. As with all items on the Open Knowledge site, your postings and comments will be available for view by the general public. Others, however, will not be able to identify you by any means other than the name under which you post. If, for some reason, you would prefer that your post remain accessible only to authorized students and faculty enrolled in THCD, please email your post to Abigail Johnson (ajohnson@hbs.edu).
  3. Finally, the HBS Honor Code applies to these posts. Please appropriately acknowledge your sources, including that of the article you discuss.

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Telemedicine, Great, When it Works
Roxane Duka
Posted on October 11, 2016 at 9:47 pm
In class and in our readings we are now focused on thinking through how value-based healthcare would actually translate into a viable system. The introduction of the telemedicine service offerings is one vehicle for potentially increasing value for patients, providers [...]

September 16, 2016

THCD Blog Post #1

September 16, 2016

Read The Full Prompt

Due to the current nature of the topics we will cover in THCD, there will inevitably be articles of interest related to course issues that you come across during the semester. These articles could be found in academic or policy journals, periodicals (e.g., newspapers or magazines), or even other blog posts. During the semester, we ask that each of you identify two articles that help extend or otherwise relate to topics covered in the course. For each of these articles, the please post a short (~300-500 word) commentary on how that article relates to or builds upon issues we have discussed in THCD. Please also post a link either to the article or its abstract.  Because we aim to expand on course topics, we ask that you do not cover required readings that have been assigned in the course (but optional readings can be used).

Your first blog post is due by Thursday, September 15 at 11:59 PM.

In addition to your own post, we ask that you also provide a brief comment on at least two other students’ posts.  In forming your comments, please consider how you might expand upon or challenge the points raised.  These comments be as short or as long as you wish.  Comments for the first round of blog posts are due by 11:59 PM on Thursday, September 22.

A few items to note:

  1. We will not be grading the content of your post.  The goal here is to get all students participating in broadening course-related issues for the benefit of the entire class.
  2. As with all items on the Open Knowledge site, your postings and comments will be available for view by the general public. Others, however, will not be able to identify you by any means other than the name under which you post. If, for some reason, you would prefer that your post remain accessible only to authorized students and faculty enrolled in THCD, please email your post to Abigail Johnson (ajohnson@hbs.edu).
  3. Finally, the HBS Honor Code applies to these posts. Please appropriately acknowledge your sources, including that of the article you discuss.

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Anonymous Post from THCD Student
ajohnson
Posted on September 19, 2016 at 10:00 am
This post is a discussion and analysis of Mayo Clinic’s decision in 2010 to refuse to take any new Medicare patients for primary care. The Transforming Health Care Delivery course at Harvard Business School teaches Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing (TDABC) as [...]