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Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations (Certificate)

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In this certificate, you will explore how value, quality, and price intersect and learn how to create and deliver on an organization’s visions and goals—within budget. Position yourself to strategically lead within healthcare organizations as they undergo changes related to policies, technologies, cultures, finances, and beyond. Case studies will be used to help you explore practice and system management, strategic planning, and change leadership. You will learn how to:


  • Develop and administer strategic plans

  • Lead and administer through change

  • Identify successful leadership practices and techniques

  • Manage budgets, finances, and healthcare economics

  • Champion the value of healthy organizational culture in the successful healthcare management


Become a healthcare leader by effectively navigating organizational issues in order to deliver quality healthcare services while maintaining a harmonious workplace environment.

Credits earned through this graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Healthcare Leadership.

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


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.


Please see Design your custom plan for complete option of Further Study courses

Additional Further Study courses available, please see Design your custom plan for complete option of Further Study courses


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Careers in Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations Certificate

Titles
Clinic Manager, Community Planning Coordinator, Healthcare Analyst, Hospital Administrator, Hospital Executive, Medical Strategist, Medical Strategy Consultant, Physician Leader, Practice Manager, Program Manager

Responsibilities
Advocating for patients and programs; collaborating with department heads, governing boards, and medical staff to facilitate day-today healthcare operations; compiling and analyzing medical data; ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations; facilitating financial payments and reimbursements; implementing and reviewing policies and procedures; maintaining and organizing medical records; managing and scheduling staff; overseeing patient admissions; participating in strategic planning and development; performing quality assurance; supervising additional medical administrators

Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for healthcare management professionals are projected to expand faster than the national average from 2012-2022. As the large baby boomer population ages and Americans as a whole focus more on preventative care, the demand for medical services is sure to rise. With that demand comes the need for skilled healthcare administrators to strategically plan, implement and manage medical programs. From managed care facilities and clinics to home health organizations and hospitals, healthcare leaders who competently leverage their administrative, financial, managerial, and organizational skills will be critical.

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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