Joel Shalowitz
Joel Shalowitz

MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY; HEALTH INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT; HEALTH ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT; INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & MARKETS
Clinical Professor of Health Industry Management
Director of Health Industry Management

Print Overview
Joel I. Shalowitz, MD, MBA, FACP is Clinical Professor of Health Industry Management and Director of the Health Industry  Management Program at Kellogg as well as a Professor of Medicine and of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He is also Visiting Professor of Health Industry Management at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.

Dr. Shalowitz received his ScB and MD degrees (Sigma Xi) from Brown University and his MBA degree (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Northwestern University.  He also completed post-graduate internal medicine training at Northwestern. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His areas of special interest are health insurance, ambulatory care management, quality improvement and international healthcare systems. In 2011, Professor Shalowitz was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at Scuola Superiore, Santa’Anna. In 2004 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Schulich Business School, York University in Toronto and in 2007 he was a Fulbright Senior Specialist and Visiting Professor at Keio University Medical School in Tokyo. Recent publications include: Strategic Marketing For Health Care Organizations: Building A Customer-Driven Health System (Jossey-Bass, 2008) with Philip Kotler and Robert J. Stevens.

Areas of Expertise
Healthcare Management
Healthcare Quality
Hospital/Physician Relations
International Healthcare
Managed Care Systems
Print Vita
Education
MBA, 1982, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
MD, 1977, Brown University
ScB, 1974, Brown University

Grants and Awards
Fulbright Senior Specialist, Scuola Superiore, Sant' Ana, Pisa, Italy, 2011

 
Print Research
Research Interests
International Healthcare Systems; Medical Group Management; Managed Care Systems; Quality Assessment

Articles
Choi, Yoon Jung and Joel Shalowitz. 2011. Major Growth [Factors] of Korean Pharmaceutical Expenditure. Journal of the Korean Society of Health Information and Health Statistics. 36: 15-24.
Shalowitz, Joel. 2010. Is It Time to Eliminate Consultation Codes? An Analysis of Impact and Rationale. Archives of Internal Medicine. 170(1): 14-17.
Shalowitz, Joel. 2010. Implementing Successful Quality Outcome Programs in Ambulatory Care: Key Questions and Recommendations. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 33(2): 117–123.
Shalowitz, Joel. 2008. Healthcare: The Universal Question. Healthcare in America, The Management Report.: 18-20.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1997. Doctors Who Run With the MBAs. Today's Internist.: 37-38.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1996. Practicing in Medicare Managed Care. Internist. 37: 13-15.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1996. Decide to Delegate. Unique Opportunities.: 30-35.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1996. Medicine and Management: A Combined Educational Program. Journal of Health Administration Education. 14: 305-313.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1995. The Future of Pathology Practice in the Untied States. Archives of Pathology. 119: 600-601.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1995. Total Quality Management at Motorola: A Successful Blueprint for Manufacturing and Service Organizations. Journal of Health Administration Education. 13: 15-23.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1993. Physician Office-Based Information Systems for Managed Care Plans. Managed Care Quarterly. 1(3): 54-62.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1989. Gallstone Emesis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 84: 334-336.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1989. Reimbursement Trends in Clinical Oncology: Payment and Quality Issues. Cancer Investigation. 7(3): 277-282.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1988. Parotid Metastasis of Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung Causing facial Nerve Paralysis. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 46(5): 404-406.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1988. Computerized Billing Systems - A Cost Benefit Analysis. Medical Management. 1: 2-3.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1987. Marketing Home Health Care to Health Maintenance Organizations. Journal of Ambulatory Care Marketing. 1: 91-99.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1985. Losing Your Memory, Byte by Byte?. Computers and Medicine. 14: 4-5.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1985. How to Recover What FACC's May be Taking Away Today. Group Practice Journal. 34: 34-40.
Shalowitz, Mervin and Joel Shalowitz. 1983. HMO Income: What It Takes to make It. Group Practice Journal. 32: 27-32.
Book Chapters
Shalowitz, Joel. 2010. "Complex Health Care Markets." In Commercializing Life Science Innovations: Rethinking the Business Model, Northwestern University Press.
Shalowitz, Joel. 2009. "Blueprint for Understanding Complex Health Care Systems." In Medical Innovation and Government Intervention , 29-60. Helsinki, Finland: Taloustieto Oy.
Kulvick, Martti, Ismo Linnosmaa, Joel Shalowitz and Raine Hermans. 2009. "Promoting Efficient Treatment: New Technology and Health Care Costs." In Medical Innovation and Government Intervention , 274-316. Helsinki, Finland: Taloustieto Oy.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1999. "Policy Challenges." In The Twenty First Century Healthcare Leader, edited by Roderick W. Gilkey, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Shalowitz, Madeleine and Joel Shalowitz. 1999. "Pediatric Undernutrition and Managed Health Care." In Pediatric Undernutrition Failure to Thrive in Young Children: A Transdisciplinary Approach, 295-302. Paul Brookes.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1998. "The Healthcare System and Medicine - Current States." In In Search of Physician Leadership, edited by Barbara LeTourneau and Wesley Curry, Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1998. "The Health Care System and Medicine - Current States." In In Search of Physician Leadership [edited by Barbara LeTourneau, Wesley Curry], 15-38. Foundation of the Amer College.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1998. "The Management Challenge." In MD/MBA: Physicians on the New Frontier of Medical management [edited by Arthur Lazarus], 7-16. American College of Physician Executives.
Shalowitz, Joel and Stephen M. Shortell. 1988. "The Emerging Roles of Physicians in Health Care Systems." In The Emerging Roles of Physicians in Health Care Systems, 29-54. American Hospital Association.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1983. "Hospitals and Other Health Facilities." In Health and Medical Horizons: A Yearbook of Health and Medicine 1983, 262-265. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co.
Other
Shalowitz, Joel. "Healthcare: The Universal Question." Healthcare in America, The Management Report, Winter 2008.
Books
Hermans, Raine, Morton Kamien, Martti Kulvick, Alicia Loffler and Joel Shalowitz. 2009. Medical Innovation and Government Intervention. Taloustieto Oy.
Kotler, PhilipJoel Shalowitz and Robert Stevens. 2008. Strategic Marketing for Health Care Organizations: Building a Customer-Driven Health Care System. Indianapolis, IN: Jossey-Bass.

 
Print Teaching
Teaching Interests
Healthcare Management; Managed Care
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Healthcare Systems (HEMA-440-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Health Enterprise Management, Health Industry Management

Although this course is intended primarily for first-year students majoring in health industry management, all students with an interest in this sector are encouraged to enroll. It is particularly useful for students interested in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices, who need to understand not only how their sector fits into the industry but also how their customers are paid and how they use their products. The course introduces students to the key issues confronting the major participants in the U.S. health system (suppliers, providers and payers). Topics covered include a framework for evaluating healthcare systems, understanding the demand for healthcare products and services, technology assessment, managed care systems, cost/quality issues and payment mechanisms.

Healthcare Bootcamp (HEMA-911-A)
Healthcare costs have grown past 17% of U.S. GDP, providing extraordinary opportunities for those who understand and can navigate its complexities. This course will introduce you to the basics of how the healthcare system works, what the key issues are, and how you can take advantage of this knowledge to create value in the marketplace. It is highly interactive and examples will be drawn from student feedback about their intended career goals. It is a perfect quick introduction for both students without any prior experience about the field as well as for those with expertise in one area who want to broaden and update their knowledge. Both groups will also find it a valuable preparation for interviewing and as background for other HEMA courses.

Healthcare Bootcamp (HEMA-911-B)
Healthcare costs have grown past 17% of U.S. GDP, providing extraordinary opportunities for those who understand and can navigate its complexities. This course will introduce you to the basics of how the healthcare system works, what the key issues are, and how you can take advantage of this knowledge to create value in the marketplace. It is highly interactive and examples will be drawn from student feedback about their intended career goals. It is a perfect quick introduction for both students without any prior experience about the field as well as for those with expertise in one area who want to broaden and update their knowledge. Both groups will also find it a valuable preparation for interviewing and as background for other HEMA courses.

Doctoral
Thought Leadership Seminar: Critical Decisions in International Healthcare Systems (HEMA-484-A)
This course is the first of many new offerings at Kellogg that are designed to enable students, in a small seminar format, to think more deeply about important managerial topics. Critical Decisions in International Healthcare Systems will address major themes that are at the heart of global health systems. For example, the course will begin by analyzing answers to the following questions:

What are the important determinants influencing healthcare system formation in countries? What are the tradeoffs in organizing systems locally versus regionally versus nationally? How much should a country spend on health care? Who should provide care? What are the barriers to creating effective healthcare systems?

In addition to active class participation, students will be given the opportunity to formulate an entrepreneurial idea and pitch it to the class, which will act as a panel of venture capitalists. Class members will allocate their cash to the best idea.

Finally small groups of students will work on a final paper that will tackle a managerial problem in global health.

The course will be led by Professor Joel Shalowitz, who has taught international healthcare courses at Kellogg and the Schulich School at York University in Toronto for over 10 years. He has also studied many international health systems for example, as the recipient of three Fulbright awards (Canada, Italy and Japan), visiting Professor at SciencesPo (Paris) and senior scholar at ETLA (Finland).

Executive MBA
U.S. Healthcare System: Prin & Mgmt Chal. (HEMAX-440-0)