EXECUTIVE MASTER OF HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION Two-Year Executive Track
Executives and Clinicians partner in an educational programÂ that combines management, strategic planning, and population health concepts with case-based & applied approaches to major health system issues. The program emphasizes multiple stakeholders by utilizing their experiences as clinical and administrative executives. This value â€? based perspective is essential to effectively managing a healthcare organization in an
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increasingly complex environment.
ESTABLISHED IN THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) offers a graduate program, the Executive Master of Healthcare Administration Program (EMHA), which produces executives educated to make essential contributions to health care organizations leadership teams in the current and future American health care system. The program admits individuals, who have a clinical degree with practice experience or administrators with substantial healthcare leadership experience, and prepares them with meaningful management expertise to facilitate the key integrative role between practicing clinicians and the administrative structure of the health care system. The program combines management, strategic planning, population health concepts and casebased & applied approaches to major health system issues. Three examples: The Managerial Epidemiology course presents participants with scenarios that they are likely to experience in their organizations, and provides frameworks for balancing the needs of the organization against the needs of the populations they serve. The Health Policy and Politics course takes a populationâ€?based approach to the needs of a community, in the context of the effects of the political environment, economic and social factors, and public opinion on delivery and access to health care. The Healthcare Finance course provides the fundamentals of financial issues relating to the management and oversight of healthcare budgeting process, capital, allocation, and financial decisions needed to function as today's healthcare manager.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR JAY NOREN describes the focus of the EMHA program as:
"Development of leadership skills addressing bridge spanning objectives between the clinician perspective in healthcare delivery and the administrative perspective in healthcare delivery, so critically important in these times of major change in the healthcare system."
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COURSE LIST ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE POLICY AND MANAGEMENT HEALTH POLICY & POLITICS HEALTHCARE FINANCE I & II HEALTHCARE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION LAW AND THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM MANAGERIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY MANAGERIAL HEALTH ECONOMICS MARKETING HEALTH PROGRAMS
EXECUTIVE STRUCTURE The EMHA courses are delivered in a hybrid online/in-class format. Course content is provided in a combination of: Four semesters (Spring/Fall) Four in-class weekend sessions per semester Twelve three-hour live online class sessions per semester Asynchronous online content
QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH SERVICES QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR HEALTHCARE MANAGERS CAPSTONE/SPECIAL PROJECT STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS HEALTH ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
CAPSTONE The Capstone, which is a special project that spans all 4 semesters, creates a structured process for students to produce a professional analysis of a significant organizational challenge facing the studentâ€™s healthcare organization and/or a major programmatic initiative being contemplated by the organization. The Capstone goals are an acquisition of key competencies and a comprehensive analysis that assesses a significant challenge for the healthcare organization and optimally leads to conclusive decisions on a major programmatic initiative. The Capstone is developed by the student or a Capstone team throughout the two years of the EMHA Program. Students may work on the Capstone individually or in teams of up to three members. Each student or team has a faculty mentor throughout the two-year Capstone with potential input from other faculty as appropriate. The Capstone culminates in the last semester of the program with a paper and presentation that addresses: General description of the Capstone challenge Relevant literature review Competing proposals for addressing the healthcare organization issue Optimal proposal among the alternatives based on a comparative assessment of the competing proposals Implementation plan for the recommended proposal Plan for evaluation of Capstone impact short and long-term
POTENTIAL TOPICS Each student selects a Capstone topic during the first semester of the EMHA program either as an individual or a member of a Capstone team. Select Capstones/Special ProjectsÂ Integrating mental and physical health in the primary care setting Primary care redesign Community hospital robotic surgery feasibility study/business model Engineering track medical school curriculum design i prospectus/plan; Anesthesiology society research grant
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SELECT STUDENTS & ALUMNI Lawrence Chan MD, MHA: Department Head of Dermatology UI Health Simone Crivellaro MD, MHA: Director of Urology Robotic Training and Assistant Professor UI Health Jorge Girotti PhD, MHA: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education and Associate Dean for Admissions and Special Curricular Programs,University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine Anand Kumar MD, MHA: Lizzie Gilman Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago Michele Mariscalco MD, MHA: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences Academic Affairs University of Illinois Chicago; Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for SystemsBased Practice University of Illinois College of Medicine Chanannait Paisanathan MD,MHA: Director of Medical Student Anesthesia Rotation and Subspeciality Clerkship, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Director University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine Zeeshan Pasha MD, MHA: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Mark Potter MD, MHA: Director of UI Heath Plus and Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine Invasive Urology UI Health Chicago Usha Raj, MD, MHA: Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics University of Illinois at Chicago Colleen Roach, RN, MHA: District Clinical Specialist at KCI Medical
A cohort approach allows students to progress through their coursework with a
Mark Rosenblat, MD, MBA, MHA: Department Head and Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences; Illinois Lions/Charles I. Young Chair in Ocular Research; Directory, Corneal Regenerative Medicine Laboratory
single group of colleagues,
Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MHPE, MHA: Regional Dean, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
allowing them to take full advantage of
Anthony Tardi PharmD, MHA: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at JBVA Medical Center
the prior experience of their peers
Neelima Gaikwad-Patel OT: Occupational Therapist Manor Care
& increase the value of interaction, both
Franklin Mueller: International Consultant, Performance Consulting Group, Presence health Systems
during the program and in career paths
Patrice Lassa, Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA): Well Fit Therapy Group, P.C. president/owner and Cook County Hospital and Health System
Edmundo Cortez MD: Associate Head of Pediatric and Chief of Pediatric Intensive Care, University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine Jaklyn Hanipale PT, DPT: Cook County Health & Hospitals System
FACULTY & INSTRUCTORS The EMHA faculty is composed of UIC full-time and industry centered adjunct faculty from healthcare organizations . Frank Borgers, PhD, MA, Clinical Assistant Professor Human Resources; Inter-professional Education Pierre LĂŠger, PhD, MA, Associate Professor Health Economics; Healthcare Finance Ed Mensah, PhD, PHI Director & Associate Professor Health Economics; Health Information Management & Policy Jay Noren, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor, EMHA Program Director Health Policy & Politics Emily Stiehl, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor Organizational Behavior; Leadership; Strategic Management Nick Tilipman, PhD, Assistant Professor Health Economics; Quantitative Methods for Health Care Managers
Camille Baxter, MA Chief Business Development Officer Insight Medical Genetics Catherine "Katie" Carow, MBA Principal, Carow Consulting Therese Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN Senior Vice President Kaufman Hall
Jodi Joyce, BSN, RN, MBA, CENP, NEABC, FACHE Larry Wrobel, PhD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor, Associate Vice Chancellor for Quality & MHA Program Director Patient Safety, UI Health Healthcare Operations; Organizational Behavior; Strategic Management; Marketing James "Jim" Lifton, MS, MBA, FACHE Principal, Lifton Associates, LLC Jack Zwanziger, PhD, MS, MBA, Professor Emeritus Health Economics; Health Policy
Joan Lebow, JD Partner and Chair of Healthcare Regulatory and Technology, Chicago Carolyn Metnick, JD, LLM Partner.Akerman LLP Edward Rafalski, MPH, PhD Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer BayCare Health System Paul Voss, JD Contracts Administrator-Pharmaceutical Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials Loyola University Chicago
COURSEÂ DESCRIPTIONSÂ HPA 404. Ethical Issues in Healthcare Policy and Management. 3 hours Designed to provide students with an overview of some of the most debated and difficult ethical issues that arise in the healthcare industry.
HPA 463. Managerial Health Economics. 3 hours Uses managerial economics to study health care system: demand for medical services; role of health insurance; productivity/cost measurement; labor markets and competition.
HPA 437. Health Policy and Politics. 3 hours Health policy including economic implications is analyzed, applied, and evaluated from a comprehensive understanding of the state of the US healthcare system.
HPA 551. Marketing Health Programs. 3 hours Concepts of marketing as a management tool; application of marketing to health care: the marketing process, marketing resources, and strategies for accomplishing marketing objectives.
HPA 451. Heath Care Finance I. 3 hours Examines practical aspects of finance in health care and recent developments in financial management of health care organizations, and applications of financial management techniques to specific problems facing health care managers. HPA 452. Healthcare Finance II. 3 hours Builds on the topics introduced in HPA 451. Specific emphasis will be placed on understanding project risk assessment, capital investments, debt, equity and lease financing and developing a long range strategic plan. HPA 494. Healthcare Human Resources Management. 3 hours Develops the core human resources competencies needed to effectively manage and lead healthcare delivery organizations. Examines general human resources topics, applied within the healthcare delivery setting. HPA 461. Information and Decision Support Systems for Healthcare Administration. 3 hours Introduces students to the role of information systems in healthcare and public health practices, the use of information systems for management control; information systems project evaluation, information technology personnel. HPA 434. Law and the Health Care System. 3 hours Survey of legal topics important to the management of health care organizations. They include: relationships among the parties involved in the delivery of health care and the law of business organizations. HPA 458. Managerial Epidemiology. 3 hours Applies principles and tools of epidemiology, explore distribution and determinants of disease, and synthesize this knowledge with the management of health service organizations, hospitals, health care plans and physicians practices.
HPA 417. Quality Management in Health Services. 3 hours Surveys development of quality management and theoretical basics and diverse perspectives of quality management and regulation. Presents relevant research and management methodologies. HPA 470. Quantitative Methods for Healthcare Managers. 3 hours Provides an understanding of how to use data analytics and other quantitative methods to facilitate healthcare decision making. HPA 496. Capstone/Special Project. 3 hours Creates a structured process for students to successfully complete their capstone and to produce a high quality, professional analysis of a capstone issue that is delivered in the form of a capstone paper and presentation. HPA 441. Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations. 3 hours Introduction to strategic analysis for healthcare organizations. Topics include: Healthcare competition, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, multi-constituent environment, and human resources. HPA 410. Health Organizational Leadership. 3 hours Examines the roles, responsibilities, and impact of leaders of organizations in the health industry. Critical structures and techniques of effective organizational leaders are taught. HPA 403. U.S. Health Care System. 3 hours Overview of the U.S. healthcare system, including its evolution, utilization patterns, providers - human, institutional and organizational financing, regulating, evaluating, and reforming.
SAMPLE COURSE SCHEDULE Over a 16 week semester, classes meet on
campus 4 weekends for a total of 20 hours per weekend (Friday and Saturday 8 hours and
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 4 hours) and there are 12 three-hour
online live sessions on Wednesday evenings.
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SPRING SEMESTER 1
SPRING SEMESTER 3
HPA 470 HPA 410 HPA 437 HPA 461
Quantitative Methods for Healthcare Managers Health Organizational Leadership Health Policy and Politics Information and Decision Support Systems for Healthcare Administration
HPA 417 HPA 434 HPA 451
Ethical Issues in Healthcare Policy and Management Quality Management in Health Services Law and the Health Care System Heath Care Finance I
FALL SEMESTER 2
FALL SEMESTER 4
HPA 458 HPA 425 HPA 463 HPA 403
Managerial Epidemiology Healthcare Human Resources Management Managerial Health Economics U.S. Health Care System Spring Break
HPA 551 HPA 452 HPA 496
Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations Marketing Health Programs Healthcare Finance II Capstone/Special Project
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