About this Specialization

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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.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
10%
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Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified), Spanish
Learner Career Outcomes
20%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
10%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified), Spanish

How the Specialization Works

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Healthcare Marketplace

4.4
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370 ratings
94 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Healthcare Delivery Providers

4.7
stars
152 ratings
35 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Innovations

4.4
stars
277 ratings
65 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Medical Technology and Evaluation

4.5
stars
164 ratings
36 reviews

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • There are four courses and one capstone course. Each course course will last approximately 4 to 5 weeks. The capstone is expected to be between 6 to 8 weeks.

  • Courses will run with cohorts starting approximately every two weeks.

  • This course covers the fundamentals of the healthcare marketplace at a beginners level. It is beginners level because no prior experience or courses in the healthcare marketplace are necessary, but it is a college-level course in which learners are expected to think carefully about conceptual and practical issues.

    The ideal learner will have at least two years of college experience, but college experience is not required.

  • Taking the courses in sequence is strongly recommended.

  • No. (Not at this time).

  • The specialization will help the learner understand the vast career opportunities in the multi-trillion dollar health care sector. Often, people understand a tiny piece of the healthcare market - most likely as patient. This specialization will give learners a holistic view of a complex and wealthy industry with literally hundreds of thousands of career openings every year. In terms of careers, better positions are available to those with a more strategic sense of the industry and what career arc they hope to achieve.

  • Online courses on health care management are not unique. However, this Specialization with its different components is different from other courses currently available for three reasons. First, no competing course provides as holistic a view of all the major sub-sectors of the healthcare market. Many focus exclusively on hospital or physician administration. Some talk of the mechanics of healthcare payment by insurers. Second, no other health care management course is so skilled oriented. The focus on market sizing and cost-benefit analysis - two very strategic abilities - is rare if not singular only to this offering. Finally, no program offers a capstone in valuing new medical innovation. New medical innovation drives the industry and is the clear expectation of any advanced society of what the medical industry should achieve at its best.

  • Yes, though relevant work experience is beneficial. The course material is most directly relevant to managers either working in or aspiring to work in the healthcare market. This industry has many components. The course is designed to give a landscape view of many critical parts ranging from health care delivery to financing and technology development. The context of the material is not limited to any particular occupations, industries, or regions.

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