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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

5 hours to complete


5 hours to complete
23 videos (Total 203 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
23 videos
1.1.2 Meet Your Instructor!8m
1.1.3 Case Study Review6m
Recap of Healthcare Marketplace Specialization7m
1.2.1 Overview of the Lenses12m
1.2.2 SITES of Healthcare Delivery9m
1.2.3 Moving Boxes7m
1.2.4 PEOPLE in Healthcare Delivery7m
1.2.5 PAYMENT for Healthcare Delivery12m
1.2.6 PAYERS for Healthcare Delivery8m
1.3.1 What is the Quadruple Aim? (Overview)9m
1.3.2 Experience of Care: Clinical Quality13m
1.3.3 Experience of Care: Patient Satisfaction10m
1.3.4 Cost of Care8m
1.3.5 Population Health14m
1.3.6 Healthcare Worker Satisfaction5m
1.4.1 What is an ACO?10m
1.4.2 How Does an ACO Function?7m
1.4.3 Other Payment Arrangements6m
1.4.4 Lessons from ACOs6m
1.5.1 Changing Demographics6m
1.5.2 Healthcare Reform4m
1.5.3 Other Infuencers6m
2 readings
Case Study and Addendum10m
Meet the Founder of the Triple Aim10m
5 practice exercises
The Quadruple Aim12m
Accountable Care Organizations10m
Review of Key Influencers10m
Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery20m

Week 2

4 hours to complete


4 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 158 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
16 videos
2.1.2 How are Hospitals organized?12m
2.1.3 What Services do Hospitals Provide?10m
2.1.4 Hospital Based Physicians7m
2.1.5 How Do Hospitals Get Paid?9m
2.2.1 How is Hospital Performance Measured?8m
2.2.2 Measuring Clinical Quality12m
2.2.3 Measuring Patient Satisfaction10m
2.2.4 Measuring Hospital Financials11m
2.3.1 Critical Access Hospitals7m
2.3.2 Single Service Line Hospitals7m
2.3.3 Ambulatory Surgery Centers & Freestanding Emergency Departments9m
2.4.1 What Challenges are Facing Hospitals?13m
2.4.2 What Innovations are Occurring in Hospitals?14m
2.4.3 Responding to Community Needs8m
2.4.4 What Lies Ahead for Hospitals?5m
1 reading
Experience Hospital Care10m
5 practice exercises
Structure and Function of Hospitals10m
Measuring Hospital Performance10m
Special Types of Hospitals10m
Transformation of Hospitals10m
Community and Speciality Hospitals20m

Week 3

5 hours to complete


5 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 122 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
19 videos
3.1.2: Post-Acute Care: Spending4m
3.1.3 Post-Acute Care: Trajectories and Configurations9m
3.2.1 What is a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH)?6m
3.2.2 What is an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF)?7m
3.2.3 Challenges for LTACHs & IRFs6m
3.3.1 What is a SNF? - Services & Payments9m
3.3.2 How is SNF Performance Measured?7m
3.3.3 SNFs: Challenges & Innovations8m
3.4.1 What is Home Health Care? - Services & Payments6m
3.4.2 How is Home Health Care Performance Measured?6m
3.4.3 Home Health Care: Challenges & Innovations6m
3.5.1 What is Palliative Care?4m
3.5.2 What is Hospice? - Services & Payments5m
3.5.3 How is Hospice Performance Measured?3m
3.5.4 What Lies Ahead for Palliative Care & Hospice?3m
3.6.1 Group Homes, Adult Day Care etc.4m
3.6.2 Social Service Organizations4m
3.6.3 Other Health Services in the Community5m
2 readings
Experience Post Acute Care10m
Evolution of Post Acute Care10m
6 practice exercises
Post-Acute Care Overview10m
LTACHs & IRFs10m
Skilled Nursing Facilities10m
Home Health Care10m
Palliative Care & Hospice10m
Group Homes, Adult Day Care, Social Service Organizations and Other Community Based Services10m

Week 4

3 hours to complete


3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 98 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
14 videos
4.1.2 Primary Care: Services & Organization7m
4.1.3 How is Primary Care Paid?6m
4.1.4 What is a Medical Home?5m
4.1.5 How is Primary Care Performance Measured?7m
4.1.6 Primary Care: Challenges & Innovations8m
4.2.1 Overview of Specialty Care6m
4.2.2 Specialists: Services and Organization7m
4.2.3 How are Specialists paid?6m
4.2.4 How is Specialist Performance Measured?6m
4.2.5 Specialists: Challenges & Innovations7m
4.3.1 What are Retail Clinics?8m
4.3.2. What is Virtual Care?8m
4.3.3 Urgent Care & House Calls6m
1 reading
Experience Physician Practices10m
4 practice exercises
Primary Care Clinics10m
Specialty Care Clinics10m
Newer Settings of Healthcare Delivery10m
Physicians: Primary, Specialty, Newer Settings & Population Health20m



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About the Healthcare Marketplace Specialization

The first course, Healthcare Marketplace Overview, covers all of the major sub-sectors of the healthcare industry including the physician, hospital, insurer and medical technology markets, including a historical perspective. The second course, Healthcare Delivery Providers, takes an in-depth look at the system of healthcare delivery and the transformations occurring to improve the health of populations and communities. The third course,Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Innovations, gives the learner an in-depth view of the intellectual property creation that is vital to creating breakthrough technologies. The fourth course, Medical Technology and Evaluation, explains how cost-effectiveness analysis is used in the healthcare market to put a monetary value on a life saved through a new innovation. The Capstone brings together key skills engendered from the four courses to create an original medical innovation valuation. The first course teaches the learner to size a population or market. The second course explores whether the healthcare delivery system and the clinicians will or will not find value from deploying a new innovation. The third course identifies the competitive landscape of medical technology innovations to compete or complement. The fourth course teaches how to put a monetary value on the improvement in health resulting from a new innovation. In this way, the suite of four courses supports the capstone experience....
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