With the escalating cost of health care and changes to federal and state health policies, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how care is delivered today and how it can be improved in the future.
The University of Tulsa Oxley College of Health Sciences and the Graduate School now offers an online certificate program in Health Care Delivery Sciences. The 15-hour program, plus a culminating capstone project, is designed for mid-career professionals that desire to become leaders within their own organizations and the health care industry. Participants complete courses in the science of health care delivery, quality improvement science in health care, population health, strategic planning and health care policy.
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“The current U.S. health care system is poorly designed to solve the problems of the high costs of care, rapid shifts in demographics, dramatic health workforce shortages, complex social determinants of health, and dramatic regional, city, and neighborhood health disparities,” said Gerard Clancy, M.D., president of The University of Tulsa. “To combat these problems, we must invest in new educational models that teach students how to re-engineer the health delivery system with attention to historical, efficiency, quality, access, cultural, social and mental health factors that exist in every community.”
Each 14-week course includes online instruction comprising a lecture, readings and live group discussion though video conferencing with the option of lunchtime or evening discussion sessions. Through this program, we are hoping to educate tomorrow’s leaders and change agents – who will make our health care system more effective, satisfying and affordable.