Overview – Healthcare Systems Management

Graduate Certificate

A Certificate for Healthcare Management Professionals

Created for working professionals in the healthcare systems and administrations field, this graduate certificate is for those who want to advance their careers in a field that is growing and in need of stand-out candidates.

Build a bridge to a fulfilling, high-paying career while you make a difference in an industry you care deeply about.

You’ll be equipped with innovative tools and professional skills that are necessary to successfully plan, direct and coordinate health service facilities. The curriculum includes courses on healthcare finance, healthcare law and ethics, quality and performance improvement in healthcare, and healthcare information systems. Graduates will be able to recommend healthcare principles, concepts and best practices to manage both problems and opportunities in U.S. global healthcare sectors.

As an expert in healthcare management, you’ll also possess sought-after skills in law, regulations and information technology that will make a positive impact on your organization.

A Professional and Academic Springboard

For working professionals in the healthcare systems and administrations field, Point Park’s online Healthcare Systems Management graduate certificate can open new doors to more challenging, fulfilling, and higher paying career options. The certificate program will also give course credit for future educational opportunities as credits earned in this program can be used toward Point Park University’s MBA degree – on ground or online.

Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Systems Management?

  • As a Graduate of the program, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to advance your career in healthcare management.
  • The certificate program can help you qualify for higher-paying positions in healthcare management.
  • Differentiate yourself from other candidates when applying for healthcare management positions.
  • Prepare to make a meaningful, positive impact on the healthcare industry by improving your ability to manage healthcare organizations effectively.

Curriculum Overview

Graduates will be well-equipped to succeed in a variety of healthcare systems leadership roles. Whether you’re seeking to advance within your current organization or pursue new opportunities, the Healthcare Systems Management Graduate Certificate from Point Park University provides the tools and knowledge necessary to thrive in today’s dynamic healthcare environment.

  • Next Start Date: 8/27/2023

Est. Program Length: Less than 12 months
Credit Hours: 12
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Cost Per Credit: $710
  • Est. Program Length: Less than 12 months

  • Credit Hours: 12

  • Course Length: 8 Weeks

  • Cost Per Credit: $710

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Course Offerings

Course Description
Health Economics deals with a diversity of complex issues. Students will learn to direct resources in an efficient manner to attain managerial goals defined by the healthcare organization. Students will learn to apply economic ideas, theories and methodologies in a strategic manner to enhance performance in the sector. Discussion of additional pertinent topics will provide students with further ways of utilizing healthcare economics tools and procedures.

Course Description
The core elements of healthcare policy analysis are problem definition, background, political, economic, and social landscape, development of policy options, and recommendations will each be covered. The course will also teach the written, graphic, and oral presentation skills associated with policy analysis. Case studies of various healthcare issues will provide students substantive knowledge of the federal policymaking process and key issues in health policy. In the context of the discussion of the cases, in-depth historical background related to the policies addressed will be provided. Students should gain both a technical capacity for analysis and an understanding of the operations of the health policymaking process.

Course Description
This course addresses financial principles and concepts as applied to the healthcare financial management of both for-profit and not-for-profit entities within the context of the current healthcare environment in the United States. The goal of this course is to prepare individuals for the responsibilities involved in maintaining a well-managed healthcare organization. Specific processes, functions and reports are presented in this course, including financial statements and reports as commonly seen in healthcare environments. This course will also include a discussion of financial management of challenges of particular interest to administrators such as identification of costs of care, and types of provider payment.

Course Description
Course Description: The facets, complexities and issues of administrating and managing healthcare organizations will be analyzed on the global level. Students will analyze the various administrative practices and procedures in health services organizations across the globe. This will include an overview of theories, strategies and systems of healthcare industries internationally. Issues with healthcare quality will be explored. The course will also examine world health issues from the perspective of the healthcare manager.

Career Outcomes

Careers in the healthcare systems management field are projected to grow 28% by 2021 according to BLS.com. With Point Park University’s graduate certificate, professionals will stand out as qualified candidates for rewarding careers similar to those listed below and more.

A Director of Nursing, or Nursing Director, oversees the nursing staff and overall nursing operations of their healthcare facility. Their duties include evaluating and directing all nursing employees, establishing goals for the nursing department and creating and enforcing compliant healthcare policies.

A Clinical Director organizes and runs all patient care and/or administrative operations and programs. Duties include supervising all day-to-day administrative tasks including patient care plans. The clinical director may also manage facility finances and oversee facility compliance with laws and regulations.

A Director of Healthcare Quality is responsible for the overall quality and plans for quality improvement. They ensure the organization offers best practice services and maintains compliance with accepted operating principles and policies and procedures.

Source: Indeed.com

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