Page 1


Executives and clinicians partner in an educational program that combines management, strategic planning, and population health concepts with case-based and applied approaches to major health system issues. The program emphasizes perspectives of multiple stakeholders by utilizing their experiences as clinical and administrative executives. This value ‐ based perspective is essential to effectively managing a healthcare organization in an increasingly complex environment.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW Healthcare is a multifaceted industry facing significant challenges and the need to transform itself. Those who wish to lead in this changing environment must acquire broad knowledge and develop skills applied to the industry’ s unique characteristics in order to pursue the quadruple aim of enhanced quality, reduced cost, improved population health, and clinician engagement. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (EMHA) program brings together experienced clinicians and midlevel administrators in an interprofessional, cohort, team-based, educational model. Students will emerge from the program ready to assume the executive responsibilities of leading tomorrow’ s healthcare organizations.

EMHA Program Alumnus Perspective "In real-time, I can apply the teachings of the curriculum to my current work. For example, I gained new perspectives on the importance of identifying departmental needs and continuous quality improvement. Also, the multidisciplinary nature of the cohort has broadened my horizons. Being that the cohort is highly collaborative, intensely conversational and a healthy mix of nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and PhD administrators, I better understand the challenges that face each profession. For me, this knowledge is powerful as I work towards becoming a healthcare executive who must consider the well-being of all."

A CAHME ACCREDITED EXECUTIVE MHA PROGRAM The UIC EMHA program is the only executive program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME) in the Chicago area. Beyond MBA programs that provide an understanding of business disciplines in the for-profit sector, the UIC EMHA program emphasizes how this knowledge is explicitly applied in the healthcare setting to improve patient care management and delivery.

DESIGNED FOR THE FUTURE LEADERS IN HEALTHCARE The UIC EMHA program is designed for both clinicians and executives who work in the healthcare sector including healthcare systems, governmental agencies, consulting companies, and health insurance. These professionals are looking for the opportunity to move into progressively responsible leadership roles and are seeking the management acumen to attain their career aspirations.

Anthony Tardi, PharmD, MHA, BCACP, BCGP Director of Integrated Pharmacy, Northwestern Medicine

FOCUSED ON INTERPROFESSIONAL LEARNING New students begin in the Fall semester and the program utilizes a cohort educational model. The blend of clinician and executive leaders within the cohort allows our students to engage in inter-professional learning and gain the perspective of how different professions view healthcare issues in our society and how best to develop collaborative solutions. The two year, 48 credit hour program is a hybrid learning model with four-weekend sessions and synchronous online classes during each of the four semesters.



The capstone process spans all four

Each student selects a capstone topic during the first semester of the UIC EMHA program either as an individual or a member of a capstone team.

semesters and creates a structured framework for students to produce a professional analysis of a significant organizational challenge or opportunity facing the student's healthcare organization. This comprehensive analysis assesses both challenges and opportunities for the healthcare organization and optimally leads to conclusive decisions on a major programmatic, operational, financial, or policy initiative developed by the student.

Select CapstonesÂ

Integrating Mental and Physical Health in the Primary Care Setting University of Illinois at Chicago O'Hare Clinic Revised Operating Plan Stroger Hospital SNF Feasibility Northwestern Cardiac Patient Infusion Center Feasibility Community Hospital Robotic Surgery Feasibility Study/Business Model




The cohort model allows students to

Eileen Boyle, National Director Talent Acquisition and Development Covenant Retirement Communities

progress through their coursework with a single group of colleagues, allowing them to take full advantage of the prior experience of their peers and increase the value of interaction, both during the program and in their career paths following graduation.

Paul Catedral, Clinical Surgical Assistant Advocate Aurora Health Care Edmundo Cortez, Vice Head Clinical Systems Pediatrics University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine Neelima Gaikwad Patel, Occupational Therapist Manor Care Stephanie Grinage, Vice President, Advancement Indiana Bioscience Research Institute Myriam Guillen, Senior Project Manager Office of the Chief Operating Officer Rush University Medical Center Mary Johnson, Director Strategy and Planning Pediatrics University of Illinois Health and Hospital Systems Ruth Lane, Program Evaluation Coordinator Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center OSF HealthCare Patrice Lassa, Physical Therapist Assistant Cook County Health & Well Fit Therapy Group, P.C. Frank Mueller, Consulting Manager Regulatory Implementation Consulting at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Chanannait Paisansathan, Vice President Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Colleen Roach, Nurse Navigator NorthShore University HealthSystem Mark Rosenblatt, Executive Dean University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine Amanda Vlcek, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Northwestern Medicine

TAUGHT BY RENOWNED ACADEMIC AND PRACTITIONER FACULTY The course curriculum is built upon a base that provides an understanding of the essential healthcare services and includes coursework in leadership, financial management, population health, physician relations, and strategic planning. Courses are taught by both our academic and practitioner faculty that emphasize theory and its application in the healthcare setting.

Frank Borgers, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor MHA Program Associate Director Human Resources; Inter-professional Education Marcus Dillender, PhD, Assistant Professor Health and Labor Economics Pierre LĂŠger, PhD, Associate Professor Health Economics; Healthcare Finance Ed Mensah, PhD, PHI Director, Associate Professor Health Information Management and Policy Emily Stiehl, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor Organizational Behavior; Leadership; Strategic Management Nick Tilipman, PhD, Assistant Professor Health Economics; Quantitative Methods Larry Wrobel, DHA, FACHE, Clinical Assistant Professor, MHA Program Director Healthcare Operations; Organizational Behavior; Strategic Management; Marketing Jack Zwanziger, PhD, MS, MBA, Professor Emeritus Health Economics; Health Policy

Camille Baxter, MA Chief Business Development Officer Insight Medical Genetics Catherine Carow, MBA Principal, Carow Consulting Therese Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN Senior Vice President, Kaufman Hall James Lifton, MS, MBA, FACHE Principal, Lifton Associates, LLC Joan Lebow, JD Partner and Chair Healthcare Regulatory and Technology Practice Group Paul Voss, JD Contracts Administrator-Pharmaceutical Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials Loyola University Chicago

PROGRAM DELIVERY 4 semester 48 credit hour curriculum Monthly on-campus weekend sessions on Saturdays and Sundays during each semester Synchronous online classes during each semester Weekly opportunities for independent learning that fits your schedule





HPA 434 HPA 470 HPA 417 HPA 404

Law and the Healthcare System Quantitative Methods for Healthcare Managers Quality Management in Health Services Ethical Issues in Healthcare Policy and Management

Health Organizational Leadership Healthcare Finance I Health Policy and Politics Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations



HPA 410 HPA 451 HPA 437 HPA 541

US Healthcare Systems Managerial Health Economics Healthcare Human Resource Management Public Health Foundations

HPA 496 HPA 552 HPA 461 HPA 551

Spring Break

MHA Capstone Healthcare Finance II Information and Decision Support Systems for Healthcare Administration Marketing Health Programs

March 25-29

MHA Program Director Larry Wrobel, DHA, FACHE MHA Program Associate Director Frank Borgers, PhD

Health Policy and Administration School of Public Health University of Illinois at Chicago 1603 West Taylor Street Chicago, Il 60612

Profile for UIC School of Public Heatlh

EMHA brochure draft Jan 2020  


EMHA brochure draft Jan 2020