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INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE DELIVERY (ADVANCED CERTIFICATE)

Degree Earned: Advanced Certificate

Number of credits: 24

Delivery formats:

Online

  • Lock-step sequence; students take one, four-credit course for seven weeks at a time

On-ground (evening)

  • Lock-step sequence; students take one, four-credit course for seven weeks at a time

On-ground (day)

  • Lock-step sequence; students take one, four-credit course for seven weeks at a time

Program Description

The purpose of the Advanced Certificate in Integrated Healthcare Delivery (IHD) is to provide specialized curriculum and instruction for those in the field of healthcare management.  Throughout the program, students will develop competencies relevant for leadership and management roles in sites such as: hospitals, nursing homes, respite facilities, physicians’ offices, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, and/or government and public policy organizations. The program provides the knowledge, skills, and competencies relevant to the concepts of systems thinking and the learning organization within the context of the healthcare industry.  Our curriculum incorporates theory with practice, ensuring that our students will be well prepared to effectively meet the needs of their organization.

The Advanced Certificate in IHD addresses the shift in U.S. healthcare from a fee-for-service payment model to an environment where healthcare organizations are rewarded for quality and efficiency. Collaborative care has been shown to increase both the quality and efficiency of healthcare organizations and systems.  Because providers must be accountable to their patients, each other, and the communities they serve—the skills and knowledge obtained by completion of the Advanced Certificate in IHD are applicable to the current and future healthcare environment.

The Advanced Certificate in IHD is composed predominately of courses that are part of the existing M.A. in Organizational Leadership.  The following courses are part of the M.A. in Organizational Leadership: MGT 510 Management and Leadership (4 credits), MOL 623 Systems Thinking and the Learning Organization (4 credits), MOL 522 Organizational Development and Behavior (4 credits), and MOL 628 Leading Change and Transformation (4 credits). The Advanced Certificate in IHD meets the needs of those students who seek an in-depth and industry-specific course of study.

Goals and Objectives

The Advanced Certificate in Integrated Healthcare Delivery is a 24-credit course of study; its program goals are as follows:

• To use systems thinking and complexity theory to examine healthcare organizations, problems, and conflicts.

• To apply the major theories, concepts, and models of organizational leadership to the healthcare delivery system.

• To cultivate in each student personal skills in both management and leadership.

• To apply quantitative and qualitative analysis to solving healthcare problems.

• To develop the communication and interpersonal skills necessary for effective participation in the integrated workplace.

Program Objectives

The Advanced Certificate in IHD has established the following program objectives. By completion of the course of study, students will be able to:

• View healthcare delivery as a complex system whose parts interact with, influence, and impact upon each other.

• Describe the ways in which healthcare delivery systems must become learning organizations in order to develop and sustain competitive advantage.

• Interpret financial data in order to evaluate organizational performance as well as to identify the internal and external factors that impact financial performance.

• Explain the role that organizational culture plays in building a successful organization, including ethical and values-based leadership.

• Understand the local, state, and national geo-political factors impacting healthcare and apply this knowledge to short- and long-term strategy

 

Course Number & Title for Advanced Certificate in integrated Healthcare Delivery

Course length
(weeks)

Credits

MGT 510 Management and Leadership

7

4

MGT 610 Issues in Healthcare Management

7

4

MOL 623 Systems Thinking and the Learning Organization

7

4

MOL 522 Organizational Development and Behavior

7

4

FNS 627 Healthcare Finance and Economics

7

4

MOL 628 Leading Change and Transformation

7

4

Total

48

24