Health Finance and Management Certificate Program
NOTE: This certificate program may be completed entirely online!
The goal of this certificate program is to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills in the areas of management, finance and leadership within healthcare. The primary focus of the program is the U.S. health system. This certificate program can be completed online.
Upon completion of the certificate program in Health Finance and Management, students will be able to:
- Describe the organization and primary financial systems of the U.S. healthcare delivery system
Describe current key policy and programmatic health care payment methodologies, and the impact of evolving value-based models.
Describe and apply key models (e.g. ACO) to optimize health care organization and delivery.
Evaluate various models of management and leadership, and leadership traits and characteristics necessary to meet the needs of complex and collaborative health care delivery systems.
Discuss challenges and opportunities related to the use and integration of data, data-gathering, and other aspects of health care information systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the health care delivery system.
Health Policy and Management
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The intended audience includes current degree students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health who are interested in health management and finance issues. MPH students enrolled in the Management and Leadership concentration and JHSPH MAS degree students are not eligible to apply. Non-degree students who want to focus exclusively on current topics in health services management and finance are encouraged to apply for the certificate program. Please note: for non-degree students, applications must reflect a first or third term start date.
All applicants must review the General Certificate Guidelines page, which provides important information about how to apply to a certificate program.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A JHU GRADUATE STUDENT
Students already enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are not required to submit the School's electronic admissions application, but applicants must submit declaration of intent prior to starting coursework.
Priority deadline to submit intent is October 1; final deadline to submit intent is December 1.
MPH Management and Leadership students are ineligible for this program.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1, 2, & 3.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A NON-DEGREE STUDENT
Students who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express. All non-degree applicants should review the general Certificates Admissions page for instructions on how to apply to a certificate program and application deadlines.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1 & 3
TOEFL/IELTS: Not required.
Prerequisites or special requirements: None
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
A minimum of 18 credits of coursework is required. All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade; a minimum grade of C is required in all certificate coursework and students must maintain a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate coursework. The certificate program length is flexible; however, the certificate must be completed within three years.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements.The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate program and processed by the Registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY
Students should check the JHSPH course directory to confirm when the courses are offered. Students should also check for pre-requisites and whether the instructor consent is required.
|PH.550.860||Academic & Research Ethics at JHSPH (All students are required to complete this noncredit course in their first term of study)|
|PH.312.603||Fundamentals of Budgeting and Financial Management||3|
|In addition to 312.603, either 221.602 or 312.600 must be completed as well|
|PH.221.602||Applications in Managing Health Organizations in Low and Middle income Countries||3|
|PH.312.600||Managing Health Services Organizations||4|
|PH.221.604||Case Studies in Management Decision-Making||3|
|PH.221.608||Managing Non-Governmental Organizations in the Health Sector||3|
|PH.221.652||Financing Health Systems for Universal Health Coverage||3|
|PH.221.654||Systems Thinking in Public Health: Applications of Key Methods and Approaches||3|
|PH.221.722||Quality Assurance Management Methods for Developing Countries||4|
|PH.300.650||Crisis and Response in Public Health Policy and Practice||3|
|PH.300.651||Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System||4|
|PH.309.600||Evaluating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs||3|
|PH.309.620||Managed Care and Health insurance||3|
|PH.309.631||Population Health Informatics||3|
|PH.309.730||Patient Safety and Medical Errors||3|
|PH.311.615||Quality of Medical Care||3|
|PH.312.604||Quantitative Tools for Managers||3|
|PH.312.617||Fundamentals of Financial Accounting||3|
|PH.312.620||Performance Measurement in Health Care||2|
|PH.312.623||Financial Management in Health Care I||3|
|PH.312.624||Financial Management in Health Care II||3|
|PH.312.633||Health Management Information Systems||3|
|PH.312.635||Human Resources in Health Organizations||2|
|PH.312.655||Organizational Behavior and Management||2|
|PH.312.660||Marketing in Health Care Organizations||3|
|PH.312.670||Negotiation in Health Care Settings||3|
|PH.312.693||Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research||3|
|PH.313.610||Health Economics for Managers||3|
|Students may select either 313.641 or 313.790, but not both|
|PH.313.641||Introduction to Health Economics||3|
|PH.313.790||Introduction to Economic Evaluation||3|
|One of the following may be selected as an elective, but not both:|
|PH.312.678||Introduction to Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety: A Management Perspective||2|
|PH.309.732||Human Factors in Patient Safety||3|