Yale School of Management

Healthcare Management

Sharpen your health management skills and gain the business understanding necessary to optimize patient care


Registration closes:
April 27, 2021

Course starts with orientation:
May 5, 2021

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Duration: 8 weeks (excluding orientation), online
Commitment: 5 – 7 hours per week
Program Fee: $2,500
Outcome: Learn to apply fundamental business principles to healthcare administration

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While many healthcare professionals start practicing with a limited knowledge of business management, there is likely a point in their career when they’re not just taking care of patients, but also taking care of an organization-at-large. Today, there is a dramatically increased demand for clinicians and health services managers who understand the operational and economic impact of their everyday business decisions.

The eight-week Healthcare Management online program from Yale School of Management Executive Education gives you a fundamental grounding in the business principles and organizational practices of the U.S. healthcare system.

Throughout the program, you’ll learn practical health administration and operational skills to help you optimize patient care, manage finances, and enhance operations. Whether you’re a medically trained or a professional working within the sector, you’ll gain the organizational skills required to effectively manage and lead as a healthcare provider. Program convenor and CEO of Yale Medicine, Dr. Paul Taheri will help you leverage management skills and techniques to run more efficient hospitals, become a more effective leader in the industry, and, most importantly, optimize patient care.

This program bridges the gap between clinical training and essential organizational, managerial, and leadership responsibilities. With modules designed to specifically shed light on the U.S. healthcare system, you’ll gain an introduction to practical business topics with real-world application, including payment plans and structures, budgeting strategies, funding, compensation, compliance, and quality assurance. You’ll also explore the macroeconomic forces that have shaped the current healthcare system, and examine the place of hospitals, group practices, and other organizations within the sector.

COVID-19 has revealed the value, necessity, and power of quality leadership in healthcare. While the program was designed and developed just prior to the pandemic, its lessons of business operations and leadership remain relevant to leaders and emerging leaders in healthcare.

  • What to Expect

    Learn to optimize patient care as you…

    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of funding structures and resource flows within the U.S. healthcare industry
    • Identify the factors required for good financial stewardship within healthcare
    • Learn and reflect on efficient operations management tools and techniques
    • Meet compliance and quality assurance standards, and negotiate potential conflicts of interest
    • Shape organizational strategy to more effectively market a group practice
    • Discover the tools to help you progress from a healthcare manager into a healthcare leader
  • Who Should Attend

    This program is aimed at both medical and non-medical professionals who are looking to gain a fundamental understanding of business and organizational principles and their application in healthcare.

    It’s ideal for medical professionals who currently manage or aim to run their own private practices and require the financial and managerial skills to do so, or for those who are looking to transition into a more administrative or senior role within healthcare. These may include physicians, registered nurses, surgeons, and allied health professionals.

    This program will also benefit non-medical professionals who are responsible for managing teams, budgeting, and guiding organizational strategy or policy, but may be new to the role or lack a background in the healthcare industry. The tools and techniques acquired can be used to sharpen management and leadership skills, or help prepare individuals to take the next step in their organization. These may include medical and health service managers, general managers, consultants, analysts and directors in the healthcare sector.

  • Agenda
    • Orientation Module
    • Module 1: Introduction to the economics of healthcare
    • Module 2: Financial resources underpinning healthcare
    • Module 3: Operations management and healthcare delivery
    • Module 4: Balancing patient rights and physician interests
    • Module 5: Financial principles underlying health systems
    • Module 6: The physician’s role in capital budgeting
    • Module 7: Physician organization
    • Module 8: Physician leadership
  • Faculty
    Healthcare Management faculty
    Program Covener

    Paul TaheriPaul Taheri

    Chief Executive Officer, Yale Medicine Deputy Dean, Clinical Affairs

    Dr. Taheri, MD, MBA, is the CEO of Yale Medicine, and deputy dean at the Yale School of Medicine. He provides leadership for a fast-expanding physician organization that combines the latest advances with compassionate care. Prior to this, he was the president and CEO of the University of Vermont Medical Group, as well as senior associate dean for clinical affairs and professor of surgery. He has also previously occupied the vice chair of surgery at the University of Michigan, where he was division chief of the trauma, burn, and critical care department. He earned his medical degree from New York University and his MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Taheri has substantial experience lecturing on a range of business-related topics in the healthcare sector, including operations management, cost of care, and leadership.

  • Registration

    Registration closes:
    April 27, 2021

    Course starts with orientation:
    May 5, 2021

    Register now »

    There are no prerequisites for this program. Register to get started. Our online program collaborator, GetSmarter, will welcome you and guide you through the steps to secure your place in the program.

  • Program Collaborator

    This program is presented entirely online in collaboration with leaders in digital education, GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc. Technology meets academic rigor in GetSmarter’s people-mediated model which enables lifelong learners across the globe to obtain industry-relevant skills that are certified by the world’s most reputable academic institutions. This interactive, supportive teaching model is designed for busy professionals and results in unprecedented certification rates for online courses.

    View the Healthcare Management online program on the GetSmarter website.

    Modules are released on a weekly basis, and can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.