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Online Healthcare Management Programs

As a leader in medical and health science education, the George Washington University’s (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS), Graduate Certificates and Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) programs for healthcare and emergency management professionals.

Graduate Programs

MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Program Highlights:

  • 100% online, no campus visits required
  • Complete your degree in as few as 24 months
  • Learn the skills and knowledge necessary to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam
  • Evaluate healthcare systems to enhance ethical, efficient, and financially sound operations

 

What you will learn:

  • Communicate effectively across a variety of platforms to optimize interprofessional practice and operations
  • Evaluate healthcare systems to enhance ethical, efficient, and financially sound operations
  • Conduct effective data analyses for operational and strategic development in the healthcare setting continuum
  • Lead efforts to continuously improve the quality and value across healthcare operations
  • Improve organizational performance in healthcare organizations by successfully implementing change management
  • Apply the knowledge and skill necessary to sit for the Project Management Professional exam

 

Who is the ideal student for this program?

The online MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program is ideal for healthcare professionals looking to take the next step in their healthcare leadership career through learning the skills of day-to-day operations in today's complex, health-service delivery. You will learn what it takes to lead a healthcare delivery system that is clinically effective, cost-efficient, and improves overall patient care and safety. With a focus on population healthcare, you'll learn ways to improve your own communication skills for optimal interprofessional practice, lead efforts in quality improvement, and understand the technological tools needed to conduct effective data analyses for strategic development. Additionally, the program also prepares students to sit for their Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, provides mentorship with leaders in the field of healthcare operations, and offers unique practicum experiences.

MSHS in Health Care Quality

Program Highlights:

  • 100% online, no residency required; complete your degree in 24 months
  • Created in partnership with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • The program is ideal for healthcare professionals looking to advance into leadership roles in health care quality, patient safety or research

 

What you will learn:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate quality and patient safety improvement initiatives.
  • Lead healthcare management organizations in developing a patient-centered, quality-driven culture.
  • Translate national quality expectations into daily operations.
  • Apply quality improvement processes and tools to measure, analyze and interpret healthcare data.
  • Design and implement information technology systems to support quality assurance.
  • Conduct research to drive clinical and operational decision-making.

 

Who is the ideal student?

The online MSHS in Health Care Quality program is ideal for healthcare professionals looking to advance to leadership roles in health care quality, patient safety or research in health care. Designed to meet the growing demand for patient-centered, quality health care, GW's MSHS in Health Care Quality program prepares students with a comprehensive base of skills including data management and analysis to clinical research and organizational leadership.

Undergraduate Programs

BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Program Highlights:

  • 100% online, no campus visits required
  • 20 total courses are required to complete your degree
  • Graduate in about two years by transferring up to 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
  • Learn to optimize health care operations by seeing the big picture of health care delivery
  • Earn a degree from GW and join a proud group of alumni residing both nationally and internationally


What you will learn:

  • Communicate effectively to optimize interprofessional practice.
  • Find solutions that influence strategic change.
  • Adopt and adapt marketing concepts, plans, and activities to optimize operations.
  • Apply human resources best practices to build strong teams.
  • Understand health equity and how it fits into health care management and operations.
  • Learn the effective tools to help execute complex projects.


Who is the ideal student for this program?

Those who are interested in becoming clinical operations and health care managers committed to finding value-based solutions to complex problems that help deliver high-quality care to the patients and populations they serve. These professionals are realistic in their budgets and demands, listen and understand employees' needs, and have the infectious energy to lead teams through changes big and small. This program has been designed to provide learners with the key skills and knowledge needed to manage clinical operations across the continuum of care. Healthcare operations is one of the fastest growing fields in the nation.

BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response

Program Highlights:

  • 100% online, no campus visits required
  • Gain the preparation to lead in challenging situations by integrating principles of medicine, public health, and disaster response and recovery
  • Earn your degree in as few as 3.5 years
  • Application fee waived for military and veterans within three years of service


What you will learn:

  • Compare and adopt leadership approaches for managing complex projects in diverse, interagency environments
  • Manage financial and human resources in emergency and disaster settings
  • Analyze and apply strategies for emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for any crisis, whether naturally caused or the result of a coordinated attack
  • Coordinate collaboration and effective communication between team members and stakeholders


Who is the ideal student for this program?

Our online BSHS in Global Leadership in Disaster Response program was originally developed to recognize the work of special operations medics in the U.S. military. If you're a recent military professional, this program can provide a seamless transition from the field to a career in emergency management. For students who have completed their general education requirements, this program can set you on the path to leadership in disaster response roles throughout the corporate and government sectors. Finally, with a 100% online, asynchronous format, you can continue working while you earn your degree, saving time and cost of commuting and keeping the schedule that works best for you.

Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Program Highlights:

  • 100% online, no visits to campus required
  • The program requires 18 total credits and can be finished in 18 months
  • Additionally, all credits can be transferred into the MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program


What you will learn:

  • Communicate effectively across a variety of platforms to optimize interprofessional practice and operations
  • Evaluate healthcare systems to enhance ethical, efficient, and financially sound operations
  • Conduct effective data analyses for operational and strategic development in healthcare setting continuum
  • Lead efforts to continuously improve the quality and value across healthcare operations
  • Improve organizational performance by successfully implementing change management


Who is the ideal student for this program?

The online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program is ideal for healthcare professionals looking to advance their leadership skills and to improve operations management within the healthcare field. Professionals who are interested in improving their own communication skills for optimal interprofessional practice, lead efforts in quality improvement, and utilize the technological tools needed to conduct effective data analyses for strategic development. Finally, all 18 credit hours are transferable to the MSHS program for seamless enrollment in the Masters in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management.

Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality

Program Highlights:

  • 100% online, no visits to campus required
  • The program requires 18 total credits and can be finished in 18 to 24 months
  • Created in partnership with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • All credits can be transferred into the MSHS in Health Care Quality program


What you will learn:

  • Analyze the structure and organization of the U.S. healthcare system
  • Implement quality and patient safety initiatives
  • Understand political and environmental influences on healthcare
  • Apply patient safety theories, models, and methods to healthcare quality and safety improvement


Who is the ideal student for this program?

The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality program is ideal for working professionals who are either just entering the field of healthcare or who wish to increase their knowledge and skills to advance to a leadership position. Upon completion of the graduate certificate, students have the opportunity to transfer all 18 credits into the MSHS in Health Care Quality program

Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration

Program Highlights:

  • 100% online, no visits to campus required
  • This program is one of the first in the nation designed to prepare students to enter a correctional health care setting as a health care administrator
  • The course curriculum was designed by Newton E. Kendig, MD, clinical professor of medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and retired medical director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • The program requires 15 total credits and can be finished in 12 months


What you will learn:

  • Design a health care services plan for incarcerated patient populations that meets diverse needs and is constitutional, evidenced-based and fiscally prudent
  • Develop value-based strategies to mitigate risks and improve clinical outcomes
  • Lead a correctional health care team and engage internal and external stakeholders
  • Establish scope of services, meet staffing needs, manage budget and oversee public relations needs.


Who is the ideal student for this program?

This program is ideal for current correctional health administrators who are interested in advancing their career and taking on a more challenging role in health services delivery. Students who are new to the field will be prepared to serve in an internship as an assistant correctional health administrator in a U.S. jail or prison. The program is delivered completely online, meaning you can work around your current professional commitments and earn your certificate in one year on your own schedule.

Graduate Certificate in Health Services and Outcome Research

Program Highlights:

  • 100% online, no visits to campus required
  • The program requires 18 total credits and can be finished in 18 months
  • Learn research design and advanced quantitative methods such as cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and decision analytics


What you will learn:

  • Critically appraise the rigor of health services research studies using basic statistical concepts and study design principles
  • Evaluate research design models and research team skills needed in various health services research programs
  • Effectively communicate study methods and research findings to meet manuscript and grant application standards in the health services research fields
  • Learn skills in research design and methods, including the foundations of cost-benefit analysis (CBA), decision analytics and advanced quantitative methods


Who is the ideal student for this program?

Clinicians, physicians, nurses, medical students and residents looking to advance their professional career through a deeper understanding of the factors that are influencing the demand and supply of health care services in the United States.

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