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EXECUTIVE MASTER OF HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION Two-Year Track

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO | SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | HEALTH POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

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.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO | SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | HEALTH POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION


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 Chicago (UIC) Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (EMHA) program brings together experienced clinicians and mid-level 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 Anthony Tardi, PharmD, MHA, BCACP, BCGP their career aspirations. 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 years, 48 credit hour program is a hybrid learning model with fourweekend sessions and synchronous online classes during each of the four semesters.

CAPSTONE The capstone process 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 CAPSTONES COVID-19 Response: from Disruptive Impact to Transformative Opportunity 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

FUNERAL SERVICE: 15 APRIL 2025


A COHORT MODEL

SELECT ALUMNI

The cohort model allows students to 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.

Eileen Boyle, National Director Talent Acquisition and Development Covenant Retirement Communities 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 Clark Stanford, Dean University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry


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  Betsy Cliff, PhD, Assistant Professor Health Economics; Health Policy Marcus Dillender, PhD, Assistant Professor Health and Labor Economics Pierre Léger, 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   

Adam Andersen, DPT, MBA Director, Quality Performance and Improvement UI Health

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   Joan Lebow, JD Partner and Chair Healthcare Regulatory and Technology Practice Group


PROGRAM DELIVERY 4 semester, 48 credit-hour curriculum. Four in-person weekend sessions per semester. Synchronous online classes during each semester. Weekly opportunities for independent learning that fits your schedule.

YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

FALL SEMESTER 1 HPA 403  The United States Healthcare System HPA 470  Quantitative Methods for Healthcare Managers HPA 417   Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety HPA 410 Healthcare Organizational Leadership

FALL SEMESTER 3 HPA 525 Population-Based Healthcare Services Planning HPA 509 Physician Relations: Practice and Management HPA 451  Health Care Finance I HPA 461  Information Technology for Healthcare Managers

SPRING SEMESTER 2

SPRING SEMESTER 4 HPA 434 Healthcare Law and Ethics HPA 552 Healthcare Finance II HPA 546 EMHA Capstone HPA 505 Strategic Management and Marketing of Healthcare Organizations

HPA 430 HPA 463 HPA 425 HPA 419

Introduction to Health Policy Managerial Health Economics Healthcare Human Resource Management Public Health Foundations

Spring Break                                                  March 25-29

Program Director

Program Associate Director

Larry Wrobel, DHA, FACHE Frank Borgers, PhD wrobell@uic.edu fborgers@uic.edu

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Master of Healthcare Administration Executive Track

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Master of Healthcare Administration Executive Track

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