The New Business of Healthcare


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About the Course

Dynamic and evolving changes continue to ensue in the healthcare industry, affecting all healthcare organizations. These changes affect the consumer and the work of healthcare providers in all types of care settings. This course provides nurses with the foundational components that comprise the business of healthcare and the movement toward a value-based healthcare system. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the definition and goals of value-based care in the United States. 
  • Differentiate the financial impact of healthcare on the US economy in comparison to other countries.
  • Identify factors in value-based care that influence nursing clinical practice.
  • Identify methods for measuring clinical quality outcomes in value-based care.
  • Discuss the effect of healthcare reform on consumers and providers.
  • Discuss two models of healthcare delivery and healthcare payments.

About the Author

Catherine Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, recognized the value that technology could bring to patients, care teams, and healthcare organizations. As an advocate of maximizing technology to provide safer care, she has lent her passion and expertise to the implementation, development, and marketing of MEDITECH's Electronic Health Record (EHR).  Working with executives at healthcare organizations throughout the United States, Ms. Turner, ensures that optimum benefits are achieved. She is well-known as a leader in the nursing informatics community and is the Director of MEDITECH’s Nurse Informatics Program, spearheading the annual Nurse Conference. She is an active member and current co-chair of the HIMSS CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable Summit, was previously on the Corporate Advisory Board for the American Nurses Foundation, is a current member of the Healthcare Information Management System Society (HIMSS), is a member of the American Organization of Nursing Leadership (AONL) , and a member of the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA), and represents MEDITECH's Nursing Informatics Program for the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI).

About the Reviewer

Brenda K. Williams, PhD, MBA, RN, is a college professor and curriculum writer at Ohio Christian University, Circleville, Ohio, teaching Healthcare Business. She is also a Research Chair for the DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) program for Indiana Wesleyan University. She serves as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) for the National Patient and Family Engagement Learning and Action Network (NPFE-LAN) in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) as well as serving on the Patient Advisory Committee: CMS/ISPRO End Stage Renal Disease Network of the Ohio River Valley. Dr. Williams graduated from Walden University with a PhD in Applied Management Decision Sciences, Leadership & Organizational Change.   

How to Receive Credit 

Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest* 
Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 
©2022: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers. 

Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Accredited Provider Program Director (AP-PD)
Deborah Martin, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, Director of Learning Innovation Colibri Healthcare, LLC

Course ID: 49183