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SHSMD U 2019 Online Course | Orientation to Health Care

Date: Feb 11, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019
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SHSMD U Orientation to Health Care 2019

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 health care. In this health care 101 course, you will learn how to better navigate your own system/organization, gain a general comprehension of the language of health care (and its many acronyms), and get an overview on the health care 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. health care system. 

Faculty will present on the following four key areas of the health care system, including their key characteristics, challenges, and future impact on health care:

  1. Health care Consumers
  2. Insurers/Managed Care Organizations
  3. Hospitals and Post-Acute Care Facilities
  4. Physicians

In this month-long course, each week faculty will focus on one of these key areas in health care and will present two live webcasts. The first webcast of the week will be focused on providing key content around that specific topic, and the second webcast is intended for informal Q&A and reviewing the discussion board assignment comments.  

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the major structural elements of the American health care system
  • Determine the key drivers of the health care system
  • Identify the health care system’s major groups and their key characteristics
  • Understand the relationship among the key players in the health care system
  • Understand some economic fundamentals of the health care system

All live webcasts are recorded and available to access in case you are not able to join the live session. Webcasts will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week unless otherwise stated.