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Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Medical Technology Assessment in the Current Health Care Financing and Regulatory Environment

11 videos (Total 77 min), 4 quizzes
11 videos
1.1.2 About Your Instructor, Eric Barrette!1m
1.2.1 Introduction to the medical technology clients6m
1.2.2 The unique need for medical technology assessment6m
1.2.3 How do new technologies impact health care expenditures?6m
1.3.1 The new technology regulatory environment8m
1.3.2 Pharmaceuticals Regulation9m
1.3.3 Medical Device Regulation6m
1.4.1 Government vs. Private Payers14m
1.4.2 Inpatient Hospital Payments6m
1.4.3 Prescription Drug Payments6m
4 practice exercises
Relevant Stakeholders and Incentives10m
New Medical Technologies Approval10m
New Medical Technologies Reimbursement10m
Medical Technology Assessment Environment20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Clinical Trials and Insurance Claims Data

9 videos (Total 67 min), 4 quizzes
9 videos
2.1.2 The Role of Randomization6m
2.1.3 Blinded Designs7m
2.2.1 Introduction to Administrative Data6m
2.2.2 Elements of Claims Data12m
2.2.3 Sources of Claims Data6m
2.3.1 Bias in Data7m
2.3.2 Combining Trial Data6m
2.3.3 Using Claims Data7m
4 practice exercises
Clinical Trial Design10m
Administrative (claims) data10m
Using Data10m
Clinical Trials and Insurance Claims Data20m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

The Elements of Medical Technology Assessments

9 videos (Total 56 min), 4 quizzes
9 videos
3.1.2 CEA vs CUA6m
3.1.3 Resources4m
3.2.1 Introductions to Costs7m
3.2.2 Costing4m
3.2.3 Considerations7m
3.3.1 Benefits6m
3.3.2 Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs)5m
3.3.3 Measuring Quality of Life (QoL)5m
3 practice exercises
Medical Technology Assessment Basics10m
Measuring Costs10m
Measuring Effectiveness10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Methodological Approaches and Considerations

9 videos (Total 60 min), 3 quizzes
9 videos
4.1.2 Constructing an ICER5m
4.1.3 Interpreting an ICER6m
4.2.1 Baye’s Rule7m
4.2.2 Discounting6m
4.2.3 Decision Models8m
4.3.1 Introduction to Uncertainty6m
4.3.2 Monte Carlo Simulation5m
4.3.3 Markov Models6m
3 practice exercises
Conducting a Cost Effectiveness Analysis10m
Advanced Methodologies10m
Methodological Approaches and Considerations20m
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Top reviews from Medical Technology and Evaluation

By BGOct 5th 2018

This course is a great tool to learn basics about health technology if you want to begin in this field. Thank you for the information, it was well explained and organized. I enjoyed my learning.

By DHAug 14th 2019

Extremely valuable content. I have seen very few places where so much information about Medical Technology development and regulation was provided in such a compact and well-organized place.

Instructor

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Eric Barrette

Director of Research
Health Care Cost Institute

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

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....
Healthcare Marketplace

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