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SHSMD U On Demand Online Course | Orientation to Healthcare 2018

Date: Mar 01, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018
Single Registration
Orientation to Healthcare
On Demand | 24/7 Access
The U.S. healthcare delivery system is vast and always changing. Understanding its size, scope, and complexity can help improve the performance of anyone who works in healthcare. In this Healthcare 101 course, you will learn how to better navigate your own system/organization, gain a general comprehension of the language of healthcare (and its many acronyms), and get an overview on the healthcare landscape. This course is intended for those who may have recently moved into healthcare from an outside industry or may just want an update on the U.S. healthcare system.  
In this month-long course, faculty will present on the following four areas of the healthcare system, highlighting their key characteristics, challenges, and future impact on healthcare: Healthcare Consumers, Insurers/Managed Care Organizations, Physicians, Hospitals and Post-Acute Care Facilities.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the major structural elements of the American healthcare system
  • Determine the key drivers of the healthcare system
  • Identify the healthcare system’s major groups and their key characteristics
  • Understand the relationship among the key players in the healthcare system
  • Understand some economic fundamentals of the healthcare system
Faculty's first webcast of the week will be focused on providing in-depth content around that specific topic, and the second webcast is intended for informal Q&A and reviewing the discussion board assignment comments.