About this Course
This interdisciplinary course focuses on sustainable innovation, introducing entrepreneurial students to the realities of problem identification and solution design within the complex world of healthcare.
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Beginner Level

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Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours per week
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Subtitles: English
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100% online course

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

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Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours per week
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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5 hours to complete

Innovating in Healthcare

How do physicians see and interpret the patient? Can physicians observe without judging? Are there more cost effective ways of disease prevention and treatment? What role does innovation play? How can an entrepreneurial approach improve healthcare?...
Reading
11 videos (Total 145 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
The Healthcare Dilemma Part 2 11m
The Healthcare Dilemma Part 3A14m
The Healthcare Dilemma Part 3B14m
The Healthcare Dilemma Part 419m
The Innovation Process Part A12m
The Innovation Process Part B12m
Healthcare Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship Part A10m
Healthcare Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship Part B14m
What is Healthcare Engineering Part A16m
What is Healthcare Engineering Part B8m
Reading11 readings
Course Overview10m
Instruction for Making a Healthcare Notebook10m
Readings10m
Slides Handouts for Healthcare Dilemma10m
Readings10m
Slide Handouts for the Innovation Process10m
Readings10m
Slide Handouts for Entrepreneurship and Innovation10m
Readings10m
Slide Handouts for Healthcare Engineering10m
Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 1 Quiz24m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

Finding What's Needed

What are the key elements of disease fundamentals? What are our treatment options? What is the most objective method to observe and document the disease process? Can treatment methods be understood through process improvement?...
Reading
8 videos (Total 119 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Disease Fundamental and Treatment Part B21m
Observe and Document without Critiquing Part A11m
Observe and Document Without Critiquing Part B9m
Observe and Document Without Critiquing Part C21m
Uncover Patterns Through Six Sigma and Process Mapping Part A16m
Uncover Patterns Through Six Sigma and Process Mapping Part B13m
Week 2 Concluding Conversation10m
Reading7 readings
Slide Handouts for Disease Fundamentals and Treatment Options10m
Readings10m
Slide Handouts for Observe and Document without Critiquing10m
Instruction for Making a Healthcare Notebook10m
Readings10m
Slide Handouts for Uncover Patterns Through Six Sigma and Process Mapping10m
Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz24m

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Section
Clock
5 hours to complete

Prioritizing Needs

What is the full cycle of care? How do you prioritize needs? How do you specify needs? How do you prepare a Need Statement?...
Reading
6 videos (Total 103 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Prioritizing Needs: Seeing the Full Cycle of Care Part B16m
How to Specify Needs15m
How to Prioritize Needs23m
Understanding the Clinical Context: A Conversation with Dr Mike Scott19m
Week 3 Concluding Conversation12m
Reading6 readings
Slide Handouts for Cycle of Care10m
Readings10m
Slide Handouts for Specifying Needs10m
Reading10m
Slide Handouts for Prioritizing Needs10m
Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz24m

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Sizing Up the Market

Who are your stakeholders? Can you identify them? Are all stakeholders equally important? How do you analyze a market? What methods and sources do you use?...
Reading
7 videos (Total 97 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Stakeholder Analysis Part B 20m
Market Analysis Part A 14m
Market Analysis Part B10m
Market Analysis Part C9m
Introduction to Marketing20m
Week 4 Concluding Conversation10m
Reading6 readings
Slide Handouts for Stakeholder Analysis10m
Readings10m
Slide Handouts for Market Analysis10m
Reading10m
Slide Handouts for Introduction to Marketing10m
Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz24m

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Section
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5 hours to complete

Designing an Innovation

What approaches work best for design creation? Is "Brainstorming" an actual process? How do you select the "best fit" design from competing choices? How do you assess the operating environment? Is regulation always bad? Do you have a reimbursement plan?...
Reading
6 videos (Total 99 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Concept Selection20m
Freedom to Operate19m
Regulatory Issues15m
Reimbursement Basics10m
Week 5 Concluding Conversation11m
Reading6 readings
Slide Handouts for Conceptualzation10m
Readings10m
Slide Handouts for Operating Enviroment10m
Reading10m
Slide Handouts for Reimbursements10m
Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 5 Quiz24m

6

Section
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2 hours to complete

Gaining Commitment

How do you gain commitment from your stakeholders? Do you have the tools to advocate for your proposal? Do you have a viable business model?...
Reading
4 videos (Total 61 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Advocacy Tools Part B16m
Business Models16m
Week 6 Concluding Conversation9m
Reading4 readings
Slide Handouts for Advocacy Tools10m
Readings10m
Slide Handouts for Business Models10m
Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 6 Quiz24m
4.6

Top Reviews

By JKNov 26th 2017

Excellent overview of healthcare innovation including practical application. Students walk through the process of need identification and solution assessment including peer review opportunities.

By PGOct 17th 2017

The approach is methodical. It gives you a lot of easy digested information and learns you the process and how to think in the process of innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare.

Instructors

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Marilyn M. Lombardi, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor
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Bob Barnes, PhD

Instructor

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