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Learn to facilitate organizational transformation and change
processes in the continuously evolving field of health care.
Implement evidence-based strategies for optimal performance of health care organizations.
Support strategic vision and ethical leadership decision-making in health care administration.
Develop, nurture, and inspire others to build the interprofessional teams your organization needs.
Improve systems-level outcomes though interprofessional collaboration.
Analyze data for decision-making to achieve organizational goals and meet external benchmarks.
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In our exclusive virtual health care simulation tool Vila Health™ you’ll practice real-world skills in a safe learning environment.
Credits for this certificate can be applied to a Master of Health Administration degree at Capella.
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and
faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the
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The health administration certificate curriculum focuses on the administrative, economic, and political aspects of health care administration, including planning, leadership, and regulatory compliance.
Strategic Health Care Planning
In this course, learners examine strategic orientation, planning, and
decision making in health care organizations and environments.
Learners analyze the political, legal, regulatory, organizational,
demographical, and multicultural implications of strategic planning
decisions and how those decisions impact communities and populations,
define best practices for health care organization staff development,
and balance the prioritization of organizational and regulatory needs
with feasible costeffective solutions. Learners also develop a
long-term strategic health care plan that includes information on
human resource requirements, technology needs, and financial
|4 quarter credits|
Organizational Leadership and Governance
Learners in this course examine and articulate the fundamental
concepts and principles of health care organization management and
leadership, including governance, cost-effective decision making, and
managing and leading stakeholders and staff. Learners identify best
practices for mobilizing, managing, and improving employee,
organization, stakeholder, and community commitment and for creating
employee-centered organizations that foster professional and
organizational accountability. Learners also analyze an organizational
leadership structure and governance plan and examine how to apply team
leadership skills to initiate change.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in MHA5010.
|4 quarter credits|
Health Care Quality, Risk, and Regulatory Compliance
Learners in this course focus on demonstrating knowledge of concepts,
principles, processes, and issues associated with health care quality,
risk, and regulatory compliance. Learners examine performance measures
associated with quality of care, patient safety, risk management,
regulatory standards and compliance, and patient and stakeholder
satisfaction and conduct a cost benefit analysis based on these
factors. Learners also evaluate the impact of regulatory demands on
health care organizations and environments and integrate health care
market analysis and scorecard results into formal and informal designs
for process improvement and organizational fitness.
Prerequisite(s): MHA5010, NHS6008.
|4 quarter credits|
Economics and Decision Making in Health Care
This course helps learners develop and demonstrate concepts,
principles, issues, and trends in health care economics and the
economic decision-making practices employed in the health care
environment. Learners analyze the political, legal, regulatory,
organizational, demographical, and multicultural implications of
business decisions on health care economics; explore the ways economic
and stakeholder influences affect operational planning and decision
making; and practice applying performance monitoring and process
management measures as part of the decision-making process. Learners
also examine cost-effective problem solving; community- and
population-based orientation; and effective use of health care market
research, analysis, and assessment.
|4 quarter credits|
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