Managed Care Pharmacy Systems

comprehensive graduate program

Become a Healthcare Leader

The Managed Care Pharmacy Systems specialty track is one of the only US-based graduate programs designed to develop high-level leaders in the fast and ever-changing world of value-based managed healthcare.

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What is Managed Care?

Managed care is an organized approach to population health management designed to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare in a cost effective manner.

Join a Dual-Focused Program

The Managed Care Pharmacy Systems track is a comprehensive graduate program that combines the study of managed healthcare delivery models with the delivery of evidence-based, cost-effective pharmaceutical interventions. This unique dual-focused program will teach students about the many facets of health insurance benefit design and take a deep dive into newer innovations like risk-sharing, value-based care, controlling health care costs and quality assessment.

Get In-Depth Look at Managed Care

Students will have an opportunity to study in-depth forms of managed care, both private and government-funded, as well as new healthcare delivery models. These include integrated health networks, accountable care organizations and the overall enhancement of patient and population health outcomes while optimizing healthcare resources.

Managed Care Pharmacy Systems include topics such as:

  • Healthcare and drug benefit design
  • Formulary management
  • Specialty pharmacy management
  • Public healthcare policy
  • Risk sharing and value-based care
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Health systems structure and management

Lead in the ever-changing world of healthcare

The Managed Care Pharmacy Systems specialty track is one of the only US-based graduate programs designed to develop high-level leaders in the fast and ever-changing world of value-based managed healthcare.


Laura Happe

Meet the track director

Dr. Laura Happe

The Managed Care Pharmacy Systems specialty track is led by Laura Happe, Pharm.D., who's career has spanned across the health insurance, pharmacy benefit manager, mail order pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry, consulting and university settings. As an expert in managed care pharmacy research, Dr. Happe is current the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Managed Care and Speciality Pharmacy, which has an audience of over 30,000 people worldwide, and she has authored over 35 articles in the managed care area.