It is widely recognized that innovation is essential to significant change in our healthcare system. There is a need to foster compelling new ideas to deliver better health and improved care at lower costs, particularly to those with the greatest health care needs. The Master of Healthcare Innovation develops the competencies and skills to challenge status quo positions, lead organizational change, assess technological innovations, and safeguard the quality of care. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to introduce and apply new ideas, processes, and products as healthcare delivery moves towards prevention and patient-centered care.
Students can customize their program to align learning outcomes with their individual career goals by selecting elective courses from related disciplines such as organizational leadership, health communication and business administration. An emphasis in Health Administration is also available for MHI students who want a more direct focus on industry policy, law, ethics, economics and services.
A 3.0 GPA calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential.
A GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 (MAE/MAT requires 2.75-2.99) calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. In addition, a satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam (GRE, GMAT, CSET, or MAT).
An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in the discipline requested.
Required Courses (27 credits)
|*MHI 600||Concepts and Principles of Healthcare Innovation||3|
|HAUU 602||Innovations in Technology and Information Access||3|
|MHI 610||The Business Case for Healthcare Innovation||3|
|MHI 620||Population Health: Metrics and Payment Models||3|
|MHI 640||Diffusion of Healthcare Innovation||3|
|HAUU 651||Quality Management in Healthcare||3|
|DNPU 706||Transforming Healthcare Through Outcomes Management||3|
|MHI 660||Health Policy and Regulation||3|
|MHI 670||Healthcare Innovation Capstone||3|
*There is an immersion session associated with this course.
Elective Courses (9 credits)
|Nine credits from 500/600/700-level courses in various disciplines including health administration, organizational leadership, health communication, and/or business administration courses are required. Instead of individualized electives, MHI students may specialize in one of the following areas:|
Healthcare Innovation Portfolio
|Successful completion of a comprehensive portfolio showing evidence of mastery of all course objectives for each of the MHI core classes is required. Portfolio development begins upon enrollment in the first core class and continues as additional core courses are taken throughout the program of study.
MHI student advisement begins with an explanation of portfolio development strategies and best practices. During the program of study, student advisement focuses on the relationship of all core course objectives to each other and to the overall MHI Program Learning Outcomes. In the capstone course, advisement centers on the application of knowledge and skills documented in the portfolio as students create an innovations project for a health care organization.
Upon graduation, the completed portfolio becomes a powerful reference guide to assist students in their work as health care professionals.
Health Administration Emphasis* (9 credits)
|HAUU 601||Healthcare Organization, Policy, and Delivery||3|
|HAUU 641||Law, Ethics, and Health Services||3|
|HAUU 645||Healthcare Economics||3|
Health Communication Emphasis* (9 credits)
|DNPU 705||Health Communication||3|
|MHI 671||Communication in Healthcare Settings||3|
|MHI 691||Health Literacy||3|
*Availability is subject to having a cohort of students enrolled in the emphasis area.