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Innovating in Health Care

Harvard University via edX

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Overview

Problems with healthcare quality, access, and costs bedevil all countries. This course explores how to create successful global business innovations in health care that can better meet consumer and social needs. Upon conclusion, you will learn to evaluate opportunities and gain an understanding of the elements necessary for viable healthcare business models.
 
Innovating in Health Care (IHC) enables participants to meet and interact with others who are also interested in improving health care. Through case study analysis and application of the “Innovating in Health Care Framework”, this course focuses on evaluating and crafting healthcare startup business models that focus on the six factors that critically shape new healthcare ventures: Financing, Structure, Public Policy, Consumers, Technology, and Accountability. Innovating in Health Care discusses the impact of these factors on business models for three different kinds of innovations: Consumer-focused, technology-driven, and integrations which create scale.
 
Innovating in Health Care is being offered in 2 formats:

  • Open format
    • Click the ENROLL button
  • Limited enrollment team-based course
    • If you have a pre-formed team of 3 or more, apply here by May 11, 23:00 UTC.

 OR

  • Meet potential team members through the discussion board of the open course, and click the ENROLL button. 

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by May 12, 23:00 UTC


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Taught by

Kevin Schulman, Margo I. Seltzer and Regina E. Herzlinger

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