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Mini-MBA: Healthcare Management

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Overview

Healthcare providers chose their field because they want to care for patients. Today’s reality, however, is that care is provided within a complex system of non-clinical context. To be truly effective as a healthcare provider or administrator, professionals must understand current and evolving legislation, regulation, and payment models. Running a healthcare practice or serving in a hospital or healthcare system also requires foundational understanding of general business theories in economics and sound financial decision making.

The Mini-MBA: Healthcare Management offers a unique opportunity for clinicians and administrators to learn about topics such as legal issues in healthcare, new standards of quality and accountability, and how to streamline back-end operations. Understanding these interrelated topics will equip you to achieve compliance, institute back-end procedures that run smoothly and effectively, and focus on what you do best—caring for your patients.

Program Benefits
  • Stay up to date on the rapidly evolving relationship between providers, patients and payers
  • Understand new standards of quality and accountability in medical care
  • Learn how to institute best-practices for running the back-end of a medical practice smoothly
  • Meet real world experts who have robust experience in medical administration, as well as expert business faculty
  • Gain foundational knowledge in economics and financial decision making tools
Program Outcomes
  • Be more knowledgeable about the non-clinical context in which healthcare is provided
  • Gain important insight into models of care and reimbursement
  • Understand why the healthcare world is changing so rapidly, and what is yet to come
  • Learn to establish policies for effective healthcare management, particularly in areas of legal and financial concerns
  • Learn about best practices in medical office management, leaving you better able to focus on patient care

About the Rutgers Mini-MBA

Rutgers Mini-MBA™ programs bring practitioners from different organizations and industries together in a rich and diverse learning environment, designed to develop skills and capabilities through the powerful combination of expert class instruction and peer interaction. Participants can earn a variety of credits and certifications from RBSEE programs, including academic graduate credit from Rutgers Business School.

Rutgers Business School Livingston Campus location

Faculty Spotlight

Gary Branning

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Mr. Branning is President of Managed Market Resources (MMR), a healthcare consulting and medical communications company, offering the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry innovative solutions for the complex healthcare market, responsible for strategic consulting, new product development, business development, and executing Managed Market Resources strategic plan.

Previously, Mr. Branning was Executive...


Who Should Attend

Those who need more fluency in the operational side of private medical practice will get a strong foundational understanding of key business skills. This is an excellent opportunity for physicians, nurses, administrators and others who currently manage the business components of an independent practice,, as well as those considering the move from a large healthcare system practice to a private partnership or solo practice.

This program is an intense, short-duration commitment designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of those in the medical field. You will fully maximize the time invested by gaining a thorough understanding of critical business skills, and how to properly implement them into your practice.

Curriculum

This 5-week program will give medical practice professionals the knowledge you need to continue an independent practice with proper business management as well as high-quality patient care. Topics include:

  • Healthcare 2020: an overview of the US healthcare system, including evolving trends and future changes
  • Legal Considerations for Healthcare Practices: gain a foundational background in legal and regulatory issues related to medical records, advertising and marketing, adverse effect reporting and employment records

Full Curriculum

Questions about this program?

Please contact Jennie Fine, Program Manager at (848) 445-9418 or jfine@business.rutgers.edu.