SHSMD Education 2020 On-Demand Course | Orientation to Health Care

Date: Mar 30, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020


SHSMD Education 2020 On-Demand| Orientation to Health Care


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

You will have self-paced access to all course materials from the 2020 live session including webinar recordings, presentation slides, discussion forum posts and all other additional resources

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