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.
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher
Option Two – GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, qualifying score on GRE, MAT or GMAT
Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio
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|
|Total Core credits||27|
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Students may choose either a health administration emphasis (see below) or nine credits from 500/600/700-level courses approved by the MHI program director. Approved courses may include various disciplines such as health administration, organizational leadership, health communication, and/or business administration.
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|
|Total elective credits||9|
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 course learning 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.