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Humana, University of Houston announce value-based care specialization program


Humana and the University of Houston have announced the launch of a Value-based Care Specialization online program to support providers, academia and other business and industry professionals — as well as the public — in learning about the fundamentals and real-world application of value-based care.

Surveys show that there is a varied understanding of the definition of value-based care within the healthcare industry. Through the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute , Humana and the University of Houston have created this specialization to help bridge the VBC knowledge gap. The program is available to learners around the world through Coursera, a global online learning platform.

The program comprises six courses and a capstone project, with each course composed of two to three learning modules and a summative assignment. Participants can take any of the six courses independently, receiving a certificate for each, or collectively for the specialization designation.


Under value-based care, providers are reimbursed based on their ability to improve quality of care in a cost-effective manner or lower costs while maintaining standards of care, rather than the volume of care they provide. Such arrangements may also permit providers to address social determinants of health, as well as […]

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