Healthcare Organization and Delivery Models

Course 1 of 8: Healthcare Administration 2 Weeks 5–10 hours per week recommended

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About this course

This course is part of the Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program which consists of 7 courses and a capstone exam. After completing the program, you can also apply to Doane University to complete your MBA online for approximately $10,500 (learn more about the program here).

Delivery system reform and disruptive innovation are the key leadership topics in healthcare. Understanding organizations and current delivery systems help leaders understand why there are poor outcomes and the need to change. Exposure to other, more efficient and cost-effective systems in all parts of the world allows the opportunity for learners to incorporate these ideas into the next iteration of their own healthcare delivery.

Learners who take this course will be able to analyze the structures of the U.S. and other global healthcare systems and how healthcare is delivered worldwide, their impact on health outcomes, and comparative analysis.

What you’ll learn

  • How to analyze the structure of the United States healthcare system and other global healthcare systems to provide a comparative analysis of their strength and weaknesses.
  • How tocompare healthcare delivery systems across the globe to make recommendations for disruptive innovation and healthcare system reform.
  • How to examine healthcare delivery systems role on patient health outcomes.
  • How to formulate a plan to incorporate innovation into high performing healthcare delivery systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree or
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a healthcare related field
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

Meet Your Instructors

Kimberley Meisinger

PhD at Doane University
Dr. Kimberley Meisinger has over 18 years of experience as a professional Registered Nurse. Her career began in the acute setting of critical care and medical surgical nursing. Her career progressed to include experience in nursing education and administration in the areas of quality management, nursing management and corporate education. She earned her BSN from the University Nebraska Medical Center, MSN from Nebraska Wesleyan University, MS in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Creighton University School of Law and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) specializing in Clinical Systems Administration from Creighton University School of Nursing. Dr. Meisinger was a post-doctoral fellow at Arizona State University focusing on Nursing and Healthcare Innovation. Dr. Meisinger is a board certified Nurse Executive and a certified mediator for the State of Nebraska. In addition to her teaching experience, Dr. Meisinger works in private practice as a patient advocate. She works with physicians, clients and organization to develop strategies and interventions to best advocate for patients and families.

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