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Doane University

Healthcare Administration

Doane University via edX MicroMasters


The Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program consists of 7 courses and a capstone. 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 -- preparing budgets, developing financial forecasts, assessing investment alternatives, and leveraging capital structures all within the context of healthcare organizations -- and explore the healthcare system's economic environment by taking on managerial roles.

Learners will also gain foundational understanding for the role of information technology in the healthcare field, developing familiarity with information systems designed to mitigate data loss, create consistent care, and offer research solutions. Whether students are working in entry-level positions or have a roles as healthcare executives, the Healthcare Administration program will provide the path.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Healthcare Organization and Delivery Models

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

Course 2: Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making

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.

Course 3: Healthcare Finance, Economics and Risk

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.

Course 4: Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy

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

Course 5: Vulnerable Populations

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.

Course 6: Organizational Culture and Change in Healthcare

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

Course 7: Strategic Leadership in Healthcare

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

Course 8: Healthcare Administration Comprehensive Exam

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


Taught by

Nicholas King, Alice Kindschuh, Kimberley Meisinger, Jody Woodworth, Debora Sepich, Susan Sapp, Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan and Stephanie LaPuma


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