Healthcare Trends for Business Professionals Specialization
Navigate the New Business of Healthcare. Understand the interconnected nature of healthcare to make a positive impact for patients.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
In each course you will have an opportunity to solve real-world problems facing the healthcare industry, for example:
In Course 1 you will suggest operational changes to improve the quality of care for consumers.
In Course 2 you will take on the role of a CEO to solve a real-world healthcare payment issue within the company.
In Course 3 you will investigate healthcare websites and compare hospital report cards to determine if they are meeting expectations.
In Course 4 you will take on the role of a consultant to present opportunities and benefits of integrating AI for a specific business.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
Gary YoungProfessor, Director, Northeastern University Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university with a distinctive, experience-driven approach to education and discovery. The university is a leader in experiential learning, powered by the world’s most far-reaching cooperative education program. The spirit of collaboration guides a use-inspired research enterprise focused on solving global challenges in health, security, and sustainability.
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Can I take the course for free?
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
Each course will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. There are 4 courses in the specialization.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No prerequisite knowledge is required to successfully complete this Specialization.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
It is recommended that you take Healthcare Consumerism and Implication for Care Delivery first because it includes introductory material for the other 3 courses.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Not at this time.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Upon completing this Specialization you will be able to do the following to help your organization:
Capture new value
Recognize opportunities for healthcare innovation
Engage and serve unique patient populations
Innovate to resist obsolescence
Apply technologies or machine-learning to unearth key consumer engagements or operations
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