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Learners taking this Course are
  • Medical Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Operations Analysts
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  • Entrepreneurs

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Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 13 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Module 1

9 videos (Total 84 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Introduction: The Provider Perspective5m
Trade-offs, Strategy, System Inhibitors10m
Inventory, Flow Rate, and Flow Time6m
Mapping Processes with Flow Diagrams6m
Lean Operations and Waste10m
The Curse of Variability11m
Financial Viability12m
Finding the Value Drivers11m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 1 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Module 2

5 videos (Total 64 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Spotlight on Success15m
Researchers and Clinicians as Innovators12m
Changing Approaches to Health Care11m
Crafting a Hypothesis11m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 2 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 3

6 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Evidence-Based Policy Making7m
What is Evaluation?6m
Approaches to Evaluation5m
Efficacy and Effectiveness10m
Alternative Designs8m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 3 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module 4

7 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Economics, Rationality, and Prospect Theory9m
Behavioral Biases and Asymmetric Paternalism8m
Introduction to Choice Architecture7m
Standard Incentives8m
Introduction: Framework for Intervention3m
Nudge Units and Some of Their Successes6m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 4 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Health Care Innovation

By AKJul 21st 2018

The best course on Healthcare Management ever!!! Kudos to Penn Med Wharton Online team for putting together such an amazing course!!!

By RHFeb 12th 2019

Excellent, wishing to find more courses like this one.

Instructors

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Christian Terwiesch

Andrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School, Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics Co-Director, Mack Institute of Innovation Management
The Wharton School
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Amol S. Navathe, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
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David A. Asch, MD, MBA

Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Department of Medicine
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Roy Rosin, MBA

Chief Innovation Officer
Penn Medicine
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Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Health Policy / Professor of Health Care Management
Perelman School of Medicine / The Wharton School

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

About the The Business of Health Care Specialization

This Specialization was designed to help you keep pace with the rapidly changing world of health and health care. Through partnership with Wharton and Penn Medicine, you’ll learn from experts in business acumen, health care management, and health care policy to develop the skills you’ll need to successfully navigate the quickly evolving landscape of this fast-growing field.* By the end of this specialization, you will have a strong foundational understanding of the American health care system, along with the basic financial and management skills to make better, well-informed decisions that improve the cost and quality of the health care you or your enterprise provides. *The employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024, significantly faster than the average for all occupations. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor. “Occupational Outlook handbook 2016-17 Edition. Medical and Health Services Managers.”...
The Business of Health Care

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