Purdue meets health care needs with new online health operations and quality improvement certifications

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – To enable professionals interested in health care to develop valuable skills in the business, management and quality improvement of health care delivery, Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences is offering two new online graduate certificates in operations in healthcare, healthcare management and quality improvement.

The new certificates are offered through Purdue’s Department of Public Health, which offers multiple online graduate administration programs, including a Master of Health Administration (MHA) and another graduate certificate in healthcare leadership. Cody Mullen, clinical associate professor of public health, serves as director of Purdue’s Master’s in Health Administration program, which was recently ranked #3 nationally by OnlineMaster’sDegree.org.

“With these new certificate offerings, we hope to give professional students another opportunity to advance their qualifications that will enhance their business and management acumen,” Mullen said. “And with a graduate certificate, students can learn these valuable skills in less time than a traditional master’s degree.”

The Healthcare Operations Certificate consists of three online courses that can be completed in nine months. Students will learn marketable skills in healthcare finance, accounting and operations management.

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Certificate also consists of three online classes that can be completed in nine months. In this certificate program, students will learn to make data-driven decisions to improve the quality and delivery of health care.

“These certifications are designed to increase career potential in areas such as clinic finance, hospital administration, medical manufacturing, insurance, business operations, health services and quality management,” Mullen said.

As the scope and complexity of the country’s healthcare systems grow, business and management expertise is increasingly sought after by healthcare professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare job opportunities could grow by up to 17% between 2020 and 2030, faster than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also states that quality improvement jobs in healthcare are expected to grow 16% by 2030. These new graduate degrees are designed to meet this demand and prepare future professionals for critical roles in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities.

“This is an exciting and significant time to be entering the healthcare field,” Mullen said. “The opportunities are expanding, and there is also very important work to be done given the ways in which the medical system has been challenged by COVID-19 and other public health crises.”

Credits from the graduate degrees in Healthcare Quality Improvement, Healthcare Operations, and Healthcare Leadership can also be transferred to an online Master of Health Administration degree.

“The flexibility that these certifications offer is a great advantage for professional students,” Mullen said. “They can take several courses in an area of ​​interest to earn valuable credits and can easily transfer those credits toward a master’s degree if they want to continue their education.” The pace is up to them.”

Applicants for certification programs must have one to three years of professional experience in a healthcare-related field. Students may apply for a fall, spring, or summer start date. Since all three classes will be conducted entirely online, students can access lectures and other study materials at any time.

Visit the Health Operations Graduate Certificate and Healthcare Quality Improvement Graduate Program websites for more details about the certificates and how to apply.

Screenwriter: Rachel Barton, 240-818-1189, [email protected]

source: Cody Mullen, [email protected]

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