This free online course is a survey of how healthcare and public health are organized and services delivered in the US.  It covers public policy, relevant organizations and their interrelationships, professional roles, legal and regulatory issues, and payment systems.  It also addresses health reform initiatives in the US.

This course is designed for IT professionals with little or no experience of healthcare.

The course is comprised of 37 online lectures and takes about 50 hours to complete.

This course was authored by Oregon Health and Science University and funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT - see credits for more details.

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