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got a tangible career benefit from this course

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got a pay increase or promotion

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 14 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Module 1

2 hours to complete
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2

2 hours to complete
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

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Module 3

1 hour to complete
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

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Module 4

1 hour to complete
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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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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