Learners will have the opportunity to see the application of key concepts covered in the Specialization to real-world health care challenges using case studies and financial statements from health care initiatives. By the end of the Specialization, learners will be able to apply management and financial skills to their own practice by maximizing cost and efficiency of insurance and healthcare operations.
The Business of Health Care Specialization
Advance your career in health care management. Develop business skills and understand the American health care system to improve cost and quality.
About This Specialization
This Specialization was designed to help you keep pace with the rapidly changing world of health and health care. Through partnership with Wharton and Penn Medicine, you’ll learn from experts in business acumen, health care management, and health care policy to develop the skills you’ll need to successfully navigate the quickly evolving landscape of this fast-growing field.* By the end of this specialization, you will have a strong foundational understanding of the American health care system, along with the basic financial and management skills to make better, well-informed decisions that improve the cost and quality of the health care you or your enterprise provides. *The employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024, significantly faster than the average for all occupations. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor. “Occupational Outlook handbook 2016-17 Edition. Medical and Health Services Managers.”
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- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
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The Economics of Health Care DeliveryUpcoming session: Apr 30
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Management FundamentalsUpcoming session: Apr 30
- 2-3 hours per week
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Health Care InnovationUpcoming session: Apr 30
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Andrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School, Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics Co-Director, Mack Institute of Innovation Management
Christopher D. Ittner
EY Professor of Accounting
Professor of Accounting
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD
Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor
Professor of Management, Director, Center for Human Resources
Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Health Policy / Professor of Health Care Management
David A. Asch, MD, MBA
Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Amol S. Navathe, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Guy David, PhD
Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Associate Professor of Health Care Management
Roy Rosin, MBA
Chief Innovation Officer
Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management
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