Managing Legal Issues in Healthcare (Certificate)
The Managing Legal Issues in Healthcare graduate certificate is offered online or on campus at the University of Denver in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. This certificate program provides legal professionals, health providers, practice managers, healthcare administrators, and others with the concentrated knowledge of how law and medicine must work in cooperation to deliver better health, better care, and lower costs while ensuring patient safety.
Certificate students will explore the intersection of law and health systems as they navigate business and practice management in the health industry. Earn specialized skills related to the economic and legal structures associated with healthcare systems and delivery mechanisms in order to assess and respond to common legal and policy issues facing health organizations. Principles of change management will be applied throughout all coursework to provide leadership skills necessary to develop, facilitate, and maintain change across health systems.
Certificate curriculum focuses on legal and policy issues including transactional law, professional liability, professional review, patient privacy, and anti-discrimination—all discussed in relation to both inpatient and outpatient facilities and providers. Credits earned through the graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Healthcare Leadership.
This certificate prepares students to:
- Analyze the intersection of law and healthcare in health administration
- Assess legal and regulatory systems that impact healthcare payment and delivery
- Explore legal issues which influence academic medical research and health entrepreneurism
- Examine ethical considerations which affect healthcare
- Identify business principles necessary to manage the legal components of healthcare systems
Healthcare Leadership Outcomes
This program prepares students to:
- Manage and lead in a variety of healthcare settings
- Develop the ability to create solutions to address the current trends and challenges facing the healthcare industry.
- Identify and evaluate major healthcare reform efforts and proposals
- Compare and contrast technological solutions to current issues in healthcare systems
- Articulate responses to national and global healthcare challenges
- Identify ethical and legal considerations pertinent to the delivery of healthcare
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/opc.html
The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Managing Legal Issues in Healthcare requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).Concentration Courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Professional Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
Further Study - 8 qtr. hrs (Choose 2)
Further Studies Options allow students to customize their degrees to match their career needs by either choosing in-depth study in their concentration by selecting three of the following courses, or exploring other options by using our Degree Builder tool.
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Careers in Managing Legal Issues in Healthcare Certificate
Program Manager, Practice Manager, Healthcare Administrator, Medical Strategist, Healthcare Manager, Patient Advocate, Compliance Officer, Health Law Paralegal, Medical Device Developer, Healthcare Legal Counsel, Medical Practice Senior Executive Physician Leader, Government Health Advisor.
Strategizing, planning, compliance, advocacy, coordination, management, legal and policy analysis, presenting, problem-solving, interpretation and implementation.
Job opportunities for healthcare professionals with knowledge of legal issues, or legal professionals with insight to the healthcare industry, are in high demand as healthcare continues to grow and transform—approximately 17% of the GDP is dedicated to healthcare in the United States, presenting economic and policy challenges for individuals, organizations, and governments.
Careers In Healthcare Leadership
Where need meets desire.
According to Explore Health Careers, a perfect storm is brewing for aspiring healthcare professionals, administrators, and managers as the number of patients with age-related health needs increases along with the number of health professionals retiring from the field in conjunction with emerging technologies changing the way we live and die, healthcare is the field to be in. Driven by major policy changes in the healthcare insurance industry related to access, transparency and relevance, job opportunities in clinics and outpatient care sites will increase dramatically in both urban and rural areas. Opportunities for medical and health services specialists are projected to grow by 16% through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, 25% of all new jobs created in the next several years will be related to the healthcare industry.
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.-rare and welcomed bright spot in the job market, according to a Monster.com report. Leadership roles are crucial in this period of change as healthcare policies and regulatory systems continue to evolve at the national level, as well as the cutting-edge technologies being made available to the public. Employment for medical records and health information technology professionals is expected to grow 20% within the next decade, much faster than the average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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