Mini-MBA™: Strategic Healthcare Management for Practices - Curriculum

This five day program will include 10 modules of 3.5 hours each, selected from the following:

Healthcare 2020:

This module provides an overview of the US healthcare system, including evolving trends and future changes.

Healthcare Reform Cause and Effect: 

This module covers the impact of healthcare reform on practices and providers, including coverage expansion, patient benefits, and coverage dynamics.

Focus on Quality: 

This module addresses the question of “where does quality come from?” and explains quality measures and how they influence the delivery of healthcare.


This module discussions population health, the continuum of care, the transition from inpatient hospital to outpatient services, and ACOs, IDNs and PCMH

Stay Small or Go Big: 

This module presents the key factors to consider when evaluating whether your practice should stay independent, consolidate with other practices, or join a hospital system. Business models of partnership and acquisition are discussed.

Practice Efficiencies:

This module deals with physician and practice productivity, optimizing the use of electronic health records, and best practices for smooth operations on the front and back ends.

Patient Experience: 

This module presents an overview of the evolving role of the patient in healthcare, patient literary and integrating the patient into your practice while managing expectations.

The New Face of the Patient: 

This module introduces you to the contemporary patient, who is empowered, benefits from digital health, and is able to move through the new healthcare retail marketplace. Proteus and new methods of patient communication are discussed, as well.

Accounting for Healthcare Practices: 

This module highlights fundamental concepts in accounting while addressing the specific needs of healthcare practices. It provides a strong basis for understanding how to make good business decisions based on financial analysis.

Legal Considerations for Healthcare Practices:  

This module address legal and regulatory issues related to medical records, advertising and marketing, adverse effect reporting and employment records.

Insights to Action Workshop: 

This is a facilitated exercise in which you will apply decision making tools to determine courses of action. You will identify potential effective solutions to real-life challenges.

Capstone Strategy Workshop: 

This is a facilitated group project that will synthesize all of the learnings in the program and conclude with group presentations of your findings.



  • Gary Branning: Principal & Owner, Managed Market Resources
  • Karl Braun: Senior Vice President, Managed Market Resources
  • Ron Guido: Consultant
  • Matt Portch: Pfizer
  • David Dobrzykowski: Associate Professor, Rutgers Business School
  • Michael McLafferty: Partner, Healthcare Services Program, Eisner Amper
  • John Murdoch: Esquire, Wilentz, Goldman, & Spitzer