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Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations (Certificate)

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The Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations master's degree concentration 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 concentration prepares students to develop and administer strategic plans for various types of healthcare systems.

The Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations 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. Certificate students will acquire the skills needed to successfully and strategically lead within healthcare organizations through the integrative process of a changing healthcare industry.

Through analysis of the interrelationships of value, quality, and price, students examine the financial state of healthcare at the macro-level, allowing them to better understand budgetary restraints while striving to realize an organization’s vision and goals. Using case-based study techniques, students explore practice and system management, strategic planning, and change leadership. Credits earned in the graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Healthcare Leadership.

This certificate prepares students to:


  • Compare and contrast leadership and administration characteristics that contribute to success in the provision of healthcare

  • Identify basic components of a strategic plan and change management, relating them to financial planning and patient value within the healthcare system

  • Discuss issues that support and detract from a harmonious workplace environment, how these issues affect patient services, and provide solutions in effectively dealing with these issues

  • Compare and contrast the strategic management functions required to lead and administer various types of healthcare systems

  • Demonstrate expertise in the complex history and process of healthcare economics

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

Students in certificate programs may select from multiple specialized concentrations. Students' selection of concentration will determine required courses and could alter the job placement rate for the program. Read more information on jobs related to this program.


Required Courses

The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations 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 Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations Certificate

Titles
Strategy Developer, Program Manager, Community Planning Coordinator, Medical Strategist, Strategy and Innovation Consultant, , Health Analyst, Practice/Clinic Manager, Hospital Administrative staff, Medical Practice Senior Executive Physician Leader.

Duties
Strategizing, planning, collaboration, advocacy, coordination, change leadership, team building, management, research, analysis, reporting, presenting, problem-solving.

Outlook
Job opportunities for healthcare management professionals is expected to grow faster than the average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Between new technologies, healthcare reform, and aging baby boomers, a strategic approach to healthcare management and planning is more vital than ever. Physicians and nurses are increasingly tasked with non-clinical duties to implement change.

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.

Technology transforms!
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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