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About the Course

Solving the problems and challenges within the U.S. healthcare system requires a deep understanding of how the system works. Successful solutions and strategies must take into account the realities of the current system. This course explores the fundamentals of the U.S. healthcare system. It will introduce the principal institutions and participants in healthcare systems, explain what they do, and discuss the interactions between them. The course will cover physician practices, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, and insurance and financing arrangements. We will also discuss the challenges of healthcare cost management, quality of care, and access to care. While the course focuses on the U.S. healthcare system, we will also refer to healthcare systems in other developed countries. The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Visit the FAQs below for important information regarding 1) Date of original release and Termination or expiration date; 2) Accreditation and Credit Designation statements; 3) Disclosure of financial relationships for every person in control of activity content....

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May 10, 2021

I found this course so useful for me. If you're someone new to the industry or already working and want to make an impact with your business or technical skills this course will be the first step.

Sep 1, 2020

Very informative, detailed and clear. I learn some new things about billing and the hospital system. A good refresher course to tell where we are with AI and where we need to go for our patients.

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By Juan M S B

Nov 4, 2020

Excellent !

By Shivani C

Jun 30, 2021


By Menno S

Sep 6, 2021

Very good

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Jun 24, 2021


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By alex s

Jan 4, 2021

I found the course fascinating and I learned a lot that will be useful to me.

"An introduction to healthcare" is a huge topic and could never be covered in such a brief course. However I think this course may have been better titled " An introduction to the financing and incentivisation of healthcare".

By Leland L

Nov 18, 2020

Great overview of the main entities in healthcare (particularly in the US) and how their responsibilities/incentives align and diverge. Some typos and a recycling of exam questions hold it back somewhat.

By Gi H H

Nov 7, 2020

Good course to get some insight into different healthcare. Obviously, this course is from Stanford, so primary focus was on US healthcare system as examples

By Ali A P

Jul 31, 2021

Good course with lots of information. More visuals and a bit less verbose can probably help make the course more effective and concise.

By Paul C M M

Mar 6, 2021

Good review. A mile wide and an inch or two deep. But probably good to set the stage for people not involved in healthcare.

By StowStem T

Sep 9, 2020

The ethics unit examples were interesting. The reading assignment was an exercise in download and store.

By 김정욱

Jan 8, 2021

Great time to learn the basic of healthcare systems.

By Totanagouda P

Sep 16, 2021

language is not that much comfortable to indians

By Solomon W

Sep 8, 2021

Ethics section needs more development

By Isa M N

Dec 31, 2020

Interesting Lecture

By William C

Sep 29, 2020

Wonderfully done

By Rajesh P

Jul 17, 2021


By Richard J

Apr 7, 2021


By Benjiman J

Oct 24, 2020

There were program glitches that didnt allow me to click certain links.