The Executive Master in Health Administration (EMHA) course of study features an integrated thematic approach focusing on five curricular themes related to accountability in health services organizations. The program is uniquely designed to focus on the academic and leadership imperatives that enable highly talented mid-career professionals to excel in our rapidly changing healthcare delivery environment.
Degree candidates will be required to complete a total of 36 units to be eligible for the executive MHA degree.
A high level of attendance is expected and program participants are required to maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average to fulfill degree requirements. Failure to do so, or to make appropriate compensatory arrangements with course faculty, may jeopardize successful completion of the degree. If it becomes necessary to discontinue or extend the course of study, it is possible to make arrangements to do so. However, administrative fees and/or higher program costs may apply.
We continually review the Executive Master of Health Administration program to ensure the best possible educational experience. As a result, we reserve the right to alter at any time the curriculum, class schedule, fees, faculty, location or other program components for the purpose of achieving our educational mission.
Developing executives who anticipate health care delivery system changes and create strategies to take advantage of these opportunities to maximize organizational potential.
Gaining a broad understanding of various leadership styles with the objective of enhancing overall effectiveness as a health care leader.
Understanding the role of performance measurement, risk assumption and evidence-based medicine in an era of population health management.
Gain a greater understanding of the statutory and regulatory changes affecting the delivery of health care and how such changes can be effectively managed.
HMGT 520: Leading People and Health Care Organizations (4 units)
HMGT 575: Managing and Improving Health (4 units)
HMGT 570 Strategic Management (4 units)
Developing a cognitive and intuitive understanding of the fundamental factors driving health care delivery system evolution (cost and effectiveness) and how organizations can evolve aligning with these objectives.
Develop the ability to conduct economic analyses of various health care issues.
Acquire competence in solving financial problems through the application of core financial skills.
Understand the principles and implications of various aspects of risk assumption by health care organizations with special emphasis on evolving financial reimbursement and utilization trends
HMGT 540 Healthcare Economics, Financing, and Reimbursement (2 units)
HMGT 565 Managing the Organizations Financial Health (4 units)
HMGT 600 Managing Risk in Contracting to Meet Performance Objectives (2 units)
Translating the fundamental factors of cost and effectiveness in the internal operations of the organization to improve productivity, clinical outcome and patient experience.
Development of a broad range of professional competencies in financial management as a foundation for effective management in a changing environment.
Develop a thorough understanding of Six Sigma and Lean Methodology and the application to process improvement in health care organizations.
Ability to effectively address emerging issues in the financing of health care brought about by federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements.
HMGT 601 Operations Management for Accountability (4 units)
HMGT 602 Operational Efficiency Processes in Health Care Organizations (2 units)
PPD 605 Frontline Issues in Health Services Administration and Policy (2 units)
Operationalizing outcomes that matter to payers, organizations, and clinicians.
Understanding health risk, measuring performance and assessing opportunities for improvement in the area of patient safety and clinical outcomes.
Gain a rich understanding of the tools for tracking clinical performance and costs.
Gain and understanding regarding the coordination of clinical services across a continuum of care as a means improve individual patient outcomes and enhance population health.
PPD 518 Quality of Care (2 units)
HMGT 603 Development and Monitoring of Quality and Patient Safety Outcomes (2 units)
Demonstrating how health information technology systems provide a foundation for the strategic growth of the organization.
Understanding the requirements for real time data and information exchange between all participants in the continuum of care as well as the necessity of user friendly patient portal accessibility.
Understand the role of Information Technology (IT) as an enabler for health care delivery transformation.
Appreciate the role of IT to track and measure patients’ outcomes and experiences across multiple clinical settings; inpatient, long term care, specialty out-patient and primary care.
PPD 511 Health Information Systems (2 units)
HMGT 512 Information Technology Management Systems in Healthcare (2 units)
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