The US Healthcare Industry: Changes and Opportunities
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The US Healthcare Industry: Changes and Opportunities

An inside look at recent changes in the US healthcare industry brought on by Obamacare, and the pressure to lower costs
4.5 (26 ratings)
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Created by Jonathan Ezer
Last updated 8/2013
English
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  • 32 mins on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the key actors in the healthcare industry
Understand the key provisions of Obamacare
Understand how insurance companies are trying to lower costs
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Description

This course is about recent changes in the US healthcare industry. The course contains six short animated lectures, and will take 30 minutes to complete.

Students who take this course will gain a new understanding of the various forces driving change in the healthcare industry, and an appreciation for new opportunities.

The course is taught via 6 animated lectures, that explain the key aspects of the healthcare industry in an engaging way.

The instructor will be available to answer any questions via email within 24 hours.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested to learn inside knowledge of the healthcare industry
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US Healthcare Industry: Changes and Opportunities in 6 lectures
6 Lectures 32:05

In this lecture, we will introduce the key aspects of the US healthcare industry, and will discuss why it is changing so rapidly. We will cover the two main problems in the healthcare industry: 1) High Costs and 2) Too Many Uninsured.

Preview 03:57

In this lecture, we will discuss the key players in the healthcare industry, and the power relationships between them. We will review how each player is trying to maximize their profits, and how that creates tension in the healthcare ecosystem.

Preview 07:51

In this lecture, we will discuss the 8 key elements of Obamacare. We will review how Obamacare is changing the marketplace for health insurance, and how that creates opportunities for job seekers and entrepreneurial firms.

Part 3: Obamacare
06:11

In this lecture, we will discuss the 4 ways in which insurance companies are trying to lower healthcare costs. We will show why these efforts have been modestly successful.

Part 4: Strategies to Lower Costs
07:10

In this lecture, we will review one of the major demographic trends affecting the United States: population aging. We will review the impact this trend will have on healthcare costs, and how this impact can be reduced.

Part 5: Population Aging and US Healthcare
04:00

In this lecture, we will review the major changes affecting the healthcare industry, and discuss why this is a time of great change and opportunity.

Part 6: Conclusion
02:56
About the Instructor
Jonathan Ezer
4.4 Average rating
31 Reviews
310 Students
2 Courses
PhD, 10+ years of consulting experince

I have been working as a management consultant for 10+ years, serving the healthcare, software, and financial services industries. My specialty is sales force design and management.

I completed my PhD from the London School of Economics in 2006 where I studied the IT industry in India.

I have 3 years of post-secondary teaching experience at Rider University and the London School of Economics.