5 Reasons You Could Benefit From Out-Of-Pocket's Healthcare 101 Course

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Morgan Watson
February 28, 2023

Are you new to the healthcare technology space? Want to wow your coworkers with your industry knowledge? Look no further!

My name is Morgan Watson, and I'm the Demand Generation Specialist here at Healthjump. Having started my career in healthcare technology just last year, I understand how challenging it can be to keep up with the ever-evolving industry.

That's why I decided to take Out-Of-Pocket's Healthcare 101 Crash Course and let me tell you, it was a game-changer for me. In this blog post, I'll share the top five reasons why I found this course to be so comprehensive and engaging. Let's dive in!

1. Covers All Major Areas of Healthcare

The healthcare industry is complex and ever-changing, with many different areas that professionals need to understand and navigate. Luckily, this course covers everything you need to know. From providers to payers, pharmacies to clinical trials, you'll learn about all the major areas of healthcare.

There honestly wasn’t a single session where I didn’t learn something new or interesting! I vividly recall the discussion of ICD-10 codes we had in the first week of class. I was amazed to learn that there is a code for everything! Literally, everything.

Whether you are struck by a duck, bitten by a pig, or pecked by a chicken, there is a code for that. Plus, if one of these incidents were to occur multiple times, there is a unique code for each encounter!

2. Access to Influential Guest Speakers in Healthcare

Out-Of-Pocket's Healthcare 101 Crash Course is taught by Nikhil Krishnan, who has built a solid network of healthcare industry experts. Nikhil has dedicated a significant amount of time to learning about the healthcare industry to share his knowledge with us, but he doesn’t claim to be an expert in everything.

Throughout the course, you'll have the opportunity to hear from several experienced and influential guest speakers who add a lot of value to the course.

With experts like Frank Wu Co-Founder & CEO of Taro Health, Tyler Fasanella, Employee Benefits Consultant at Cadence Insurance, and Simon Burns, Co-Founder and CEO of Vial, you'll be able to gain a fresh perspective on different areas of the healthcare industry.

When I took the course, it was clear that those guest speakers actually wanted to be there too. In fact, Tyler Fasanella joined us on a holiday, despite having his car stolen just hours before the call. He shared his day-to-day experience as a broker with us, using real-life examples, and provided additional insights that we wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.

3. Join a Community of Healthcare Professionals

In addition to the course itself, you'll also have the opportunity to connect with other healthcare industry professionals. With live Q&A sessions, office hours, and a Slack channel, you can share your experiences, learn from others, and build valuable connections. This is an excellent opportunity to build up a network of like-minded individuals who share your passion for healthcare.

Throughout the course, I found myself constantly switching over to my OOP Healthcare 101 Slack channel to read, react, and respond to my classmates' introductions, assignments, and questions. I was even able to share a relevant value-based care blog I had previously written in the channel that got some great reactions. After the course, the Slack channel is still available for everyone, but if you prefer, you can carry over some of your meaningful connections to LinkedIn!

4. Thought-Provoking Assignments and Conversations

This course isn't just about lectures and readings - you'll also have the chance to flex your creativity and critical thinking skills with thought-provoking assignments. (Personally, this was my favorite part).

From creating healthcare-related memes to pitching a start-up idea, you'll have the opportunity to engage with the material and your peers, in fun and educational ways.

If you follow Nikhil on LinkedIn, you know that he loves a good meme. He gets a lot of engagement on them too, so it was only expected that he would incorporate a few throughout his lesson plans and assignments!

5. Test Your Knowledge & Recap at Your Own Pace

Finally, the course dashboard allows you to test your knowledge and review what you learned at your own pace. This is a great way to recap the material and ensure that you've retained the information. You'll be able to revisit any topics you found challenging and reinforce your understanding of the healthcare industry.

Even though it's been over a month since I completed the course, I still find myself going back and reviewing what I learned. The material has even helped me inform some of the content I write here at Healthjump!

Some sections were more challenging for me than others, specifically the FDA approval pathways for medical devices. I kept referring back to the slides while reviewing the quiz questions for that section. It took me a few tries until I was able to fully absorb and understand the difference between them all.

Expand Your Healthcare Industry Knowledge

In conclusion, if you're looking to expand your knowledge and skills in the healthcare industry like me, the Healthcare 101 Out-Of-Pocket Course is a perfect choice.

With comprehensive coverage of all the major areas of healthcare, access to experts, the opportunity to join a community of professionals, thought-provoking assignments, and the chance to test your knowledge and recap what you've learned, you'll be well on your way to becoming a healthcare industry leader.

Inspired by this article and ready to start your career in the healthcare industry? Join the team today!

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