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Medical Technology and Evaluation

University of Minnesota via Coursera

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  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Innovations in medical technologies are one of the leading areas of economic growth in the world. Whether new technologies take the form of pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, information technology of some combination of these innovations, the opportunities for both private enterprise and social welfare are substantial. However, these innovations are not without cost, and require reimbursement from either a privately or publicly financed health care delivery system to enter the marketplace.

This course aims to provide knowledge of the concepts, data, and methodology required to critically evaluate new medical technologies in order to secure financial investment, reimbursement, and regulatory compliance objectives, such as FDA approval. The course is designed to provide understanding of the analytic tools needed to evaluate medical technologies. After completing this course, students will have the skills needed to:

- Understand the reimbursement systems financing medical technology use.

- Understand the role of government and regulatory agencies in the development and use of new medical technologies.

- Identify a population to be served by a medical technology.

- Use health care data to evaluate a medical technology.

- Perform cost/benefit and cost/effectiveness analysis of a new technology.

Taught by

Eric Barrette

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Tamon K
4.0 a year ago
by Tamon completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Very helpful course. Recommendable to the people with scientific/medical backgrounds and interests in economic evaluation in health care. Beginner level.
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Leven P
5.0 2 years ago
by Leven is taking this course right now, spending 22 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
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