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Healthcare Organization and Delivery Models

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Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making

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Healthcare Finance, Economics and Risk

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Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy

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Vulnerable Populations

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Organizational Culture and Change in Healthcare

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Strategic Leadership in Healthcare

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Healthcare Administration Comprehensive Exam

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Program overview

The Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program consists of 7 courses and a capstone exam. After completing, you can also apply to Doane University to complete your MBA online for approximately $10,500 (more details below).

The demand for skilled Healthcare Administrators is projected to grow 17 percent between 2016 and 2026,

The Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program will introduce learners to management and leadership frameworks, theories and case studies specific to healthcare organizations. It will also prepare students with the skills to manage the complex issues inherent in healthcare systems and lead in the public health sector.

Learners will examine a variety of evidence-based methods to advocate for patients, families, and communities, as well as within healthcare organizations. They will also explore financial management techniques used to prepare budgets, develop financial forecasts, assess investment alternatives, and leverage capital structures all within the context of healthcare organizations and explore the healthcare system economic environment by taking on managerial roles.

What you will learn

  • How to use management and leadership frameworks, theories, and case studies to address complex issues in healthcare organizations
  • Evidence-based methods for planning, organizing, leading, and advocating for patients, families and communities in the public health sector
  • How to manage the economic environment in healthcare
  • Financial Management techniques to prepare budgets, financial forecasts, assess investment alternatives, and leverage capital structures within healthcare organizations
  • Evaluate the value of new healthcare delivery systems and interventions on the basis of quality, safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness using accumulated data.
  • Evaluate health policy as it applies to industry economics, needs demands and quality of care.
  • Apply advocacy skills including quality of care, patients-rights, cultural competency and preventative care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare system providers, financing, consumerism, past and future trends and regulatory and legal framework.
  • Apply leadership frameworks, skills and functions of management in planning, organizing leadership and systems control.

MicroMasters in Healthcare Administration

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Healthcare Organization and Delivery Models

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Learn how the structure and delivery of healthcare systems can greatly impact health outcomes.

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Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making

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Leaders in a healthcare environment are faced withdecisions and challenges every day that can affect public health. Learn about health informatics solutions, powerful tools in managing datato makeevidence-baseddecisions.

3
Healthcare Finance, Economics and Risk

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Gain the knowledge of financial systems needed to be a leader or administrator in the healthcare industry and how they impact strategic planning, quality assurance and risk management initiatives.

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Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy

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Explore important issues in health law. Discover how health policies are developed, adopted and implemented, as well as the factors that influence this process.

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Vulnerable Populations

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Explore the ethics behind global approaches to the care of diverse vulnerable populations in order to provide comprehensive care to all populations within a healthcare system.

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Organizational Culture and Change in Healthcare

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Learn social, behavioral, and organizational science methods for driving organizational change in the healthcare industry.

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Strategic Leadership in Healthcare

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Develop your own leadership style, while also coaching and mentoring teams to promote individual growth and improve organizational outcomes.

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Healthcare Administration Comprehensive Exam

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Take the Comprehensive Exam and demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program to earn the DoaneX MicroMasters credential.

Meet Your Instructors

Nicholas King

MS at Doane University
Nicholas King's background is in the field of Technology and Healthcare. He works for Cerner Corporation and implements Fetal monitoring interfaces on a day to day basis. Nick received his Masters in Health Informatics from the University of Missouri, Columbia. His undergraduate field of study was Management Information Systems. He enjoys working in Healthcare Technology because he gets to help in hospitals and work with technology at the same time. Through his job, Nick has had the privilege of experiencing healthcare in many different regions of the world including (UAE, UK, Ireland, and Australia). He finds it extremely rewarding to be able to learn and compare the styles healthcare across the world.

Alice Kindschuh

DNP, APRN-CNS, CNE at Doane University
Dr. Alice Kindschuh is a Board Certified Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist and is licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse in Nebraska. Prior nursing experiences include staff nurse and nurse manager in acute, long term, and ambulatory care. She has served as a faculty member in ADN, BSN, and MSN programs prior to coming to Nebraska Methodist College. Dr. Kindschuh is a full time faculty member at Nebraska Methodist College, serving as the Director of Doctoral Studies. She is active in several professional groups and boards including Nebraska Nurse's Association, National Gerontological Nursing Association, Sigma Theta Tau, Midwest Nursing Research Society, and the Nebraska Advanced Nursing Practice Board. Areas of Expertise: higher education geriatrics population health

Kimberley Meisinger

PhD at Doane University
Dr. Kimberley Meisinger has over 18 years of experience as a professional Registered Nurse. Her career began in the acute setting of critical care and medical surgical nursing. Her career progressed to include experience in nursing education and administration in the areas of quality management, nursing management and corporate education. She earned her BSN from the University Nebraska Medical Center, MSN from Nebraska Wesleyan University, MS in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Creighton University School of Law and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) specializing in Clinical Systems Administration from Creighton University School of Nursing. Dr. Meisinger was a post-doctoral fellow at Arizona State University focusing on Nursing and Healthcare Innovation. Dr. Meisinger is a board certified Nurse Executive and a certified mediator for the State of Nebraska. In addition to her teaching experience, Dr. Meisinger works in private practice as a patient advocate. She works with physicians, clients and organization to develop strategies and interventions to best advocate for patients and families.

Debora Sepich

EdD MBA at Doane University
Debora Sepich is an entrepreneur turned educator who has spent the last 15 years blurring the lines between the world of work and the halls of education. Debora is the Director of Graduate Business and Technology Programs at Doane University. Prior to working at Doane University, she founded Dolphin Software, an environmental health and safety software company focused on supporting pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and other highly regulated industries focus on protecting people, the planet while also making sustainable profits. Debora is delighted to be marrying her years of applied business experience with online education.

Susan Sapp

JD at Doane University
Susan Sapp has a general civil trial practice which includes labor and employment issues, medical and legal malpractice defense and insurance defense. She represents school districts, hospitals, doctors, employers and insurance companies in all aspects of legal representation. She also handles all aspects of adoption proceedings. In addition, Susan serves as mediator in personal injury and employment cases. Susan is admitted to practice law in Nebraska, Iowa, the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan

PhD at Doane University
Dr. Fagan is a Leadership and Diversity scholar and consultant. She is the Principal and Founder of Global Leadership Group, a Lecturer at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Developing Leaders coach at Doane University. Helen has a Ph.D. in Human Sciences with emphasis in Leadership. She studied International Economics and British Political Economy at Oxford University during the formation of the European Union. Helen is a Certified Diversity Trainer, a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, and a Certified Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Trainer, and Executive Coach. For the last 3 years she has also served as a faculty with the Qatar Institute for Intercultural Communication providing workshops for faculty, staff and graduate students working at 6 US universities in Education City in Qatar. Dr. Fagan’s expertise in developing inclusive leaders, organizations and communities has enabled her to speak is multiple nations and at last count 4 continents. Dr. Fagan’s passion is to develop leaders who create better tomorrows.

Stephanie LaPuma

PhD, MBA at Doane University
Dr. Stephanie LaPuma is a student-centered educator who enjoys educating others. Dr. LaPuma has 12 years in health care at varying levels within organizations that includes practitioner, manager, director, and educator, and over 15 years in higher education teaching, developing curriculum for health care programs, directing programs and in administration as an Associate Dean and Dean. She has extensive teaching experiences in on-ground and online courses in graduate and undergraduate programs. The programs that she has taught in include M.S. in Organizational Performance, M.S. in Healthcare Administration, and B.S. in Healthcare Management, MBA in Health Care degree programs. Her research has included the study of mergers and acquisitions and their effects on employee job satisfaction, and the study of leaders and their leadership styles effect on employee well-being taking into account an employee's generational identity.

Jody Woodworth

PhD at Doane University Dr. Jody Woodworth attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center and graduated with an Associate and later a Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. She worked for nine years as a Lead Nuclear Cardiac Technologist. She continued her education with a new career focus and earned a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and worked as a Project Analysts applying her knowledge in economics and management. She graduated with her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2009 in Higher Education Administration. For the past 18 years she works in higher education as a professor and administrator.
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