Learn the fundamental principles of business and their application to healthcare
Whilst this program was developed prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the principles and practices will still help in optimizing healthcare delivery and patient care today.
8 weeks, excluding
5–7 hours per week,
Practical operations management skills and techniques to optimize business needs and patient care.
A foundational understanding of funding structures and resource flows, and relevant frameworks for good financial stewardship in US healthcare.
The ability to shape organizational strategy and navigate the bylaws and business structures that govern medical staff.
Key insights into how foundational business principles apply to the healthcare sector from the deputy dean of Yale Medicine, expert faculty, and thought leaders.*
*Upon successful completion of your program, you’ll also join the exclusive Yale School of Management Executive Education group on LinkedIn
Over the duration of this online program, you’ll work your way through the following modules:
Module 1 Introduction to the economics of healthcare
Discern how costs and margins are measured and reported in the healthcare context, and gain insight into the economic forces that have shaped the system.
Module 2 Financial resources underpinning healthcare
Identify the major funders of healthcare, and the payment structures hospitals and physicians use to bill for their services.
Module 3 Operations management and healthcare delivery
Learn how throughput optimization improves patient care.
Module 4 Balancing patient rights and physician interests
Discover legal and institutional safeguards, such as healthcare compliance and quality assurance, and how to navigate conflicts of interest.
Module 5 Financial principles underlying health systems
Uncover the broad financial imperatives facing many health systems and the basics of good financial stewardship.
Module 6 The physician’s role in capital budgeting
Learn about the capital budgeting model and the long-term benefits to health systems that handle this process well.
Module 7 Physician organization
Review the bylaws and business structures that govern medical staff, and principles to guide organizational strategy.
Module 8 Physician leadership
Discover how to translate management skills into effective leadership in a healthcare context.
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.
This Yale School of Management Executive Education online program is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who've already benefited from the opportunity to:
Join the exclusive Yale School of Management Executive Education group on LinkedIn upon successful completion of the program
Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you learn around your schedule
Earn an official certificate of participation from the Yale School of Management Executive Education
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