Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

21st Century Health Care Businesses: Regulatory, Legal, and Public Policy Aspects (Sommersemester 2022)

Dozent: Guest Professor Ariel D Stern (Digital Health - Personalized Medicine)

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2
  • ECTS: 3
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 01.04.2022 - 30.04.2022
  • Prüfungszeitpunkt §9 (4) BAMA-O: 03.08.2022
  • Lehrform: V (Block)
  • Belegungsart: Pflichtmodul
  • Lehrsprache: Englisch
  • Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 20

Studiengänge, Modulgruppen & Module

IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • Professional Skills
    • HPI-PSK-RW Recht und Wirtschaft
Digital Health MA


This course will provide an overview of key issues for those interested in working in, launching, studying, and collaborating with modern health care companies, such as those creating or supporting precision medicines, digital health applications, medical software, and novel health care delivery models. The course will provide insight into the regulatory, legal, and public policy frameworks that impact such businesses and discuss how institutions influence innovation and entrepreneurship in health care.

The course will consist of a mix of lectures, guest lectures, and (case) discussions. Participation will be a component of the course evaluation, so attendance is strongly encouraged. It is expected that the first lecture will take place via Zoom so that logistical information can be recorded and so that the course introduction and other course details will remain available for reference. Subsequent sections are expected to take place in-person. We will, of course, always have an option to move class online, should it be necessary from a public health perspective. Professor Stern will offer office hours by appointment (both virtually and in-person on class days).

Link to our 1. lecture (zoom session)  https://zoom.us/j/91050009749?pwd=dzFaSHRGenFObXI3SFhQQVpUY1JhUT09

Lern- und Lehrformen

A week-by-week outline of course topics is included below. Readings will be posted weekly on the openHPI course room and will be clearly labeled as “optional” or “required”.


Students enrolled in this course will be evaluated on the following components:

  • Participation during in-class discussions (20%)
  • Small group presentation (“in the news” – deep dive into one current topic or business), during May, June, and July (30%)
  • DiGA (digital health application) study design exercise participation (to be completed in-class in June) (10%)
  • Final examination; multiple choice and short answer questions (40%)


Wednesdays, 1:30pm-3pm, room G1.E15/16 (Campus III)

First lecture 04/20/2022 online
Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/91050009749?pwd=dzFaSHRGenFObXI3SFhQQVpUY1JhUT09

Materials  will be provided in the openHPI course room.

Access to the openHPI course room will be sent by email to all registered participants
Latecomers please contact jasmin.cirillo(at)hpi.de