Online Courses in Health Care Innovation

What can you learn online about health care innovation? Improving health care can mean taking small steps to address root causes and growing your impact as you gather evidence of success.

Innovation can be as simple as laminated wayfinding cards for volunteers to help guide patients around a VA hospital. And it may be revising protocols for appointment scheduling, starting with a study of current practices. Penn MEHP online education learners have used course activities to begin improving health care in these ways and more. 

Improving Health Care

Penn’s online education in health care innovation is designed for professionals looking to make a difference. Physicians, nurses, care coordinators, managers, directors, executives, and consultants may select the immediate, short-term learning of professional development courses. Or they may want to build a network of innovative thinkers over a longer, more extensive online Master’s degree in health care innovation. 

The courses and curriculum provide context on health care that is unparalleled.

Improving the complex system of health care requires multiple perspectives and a collaborative effort. Develop skills in innovation and leadership with a network of change agents through the Master of Health Care Innovation. Or discover tools to implement now within your workplace through Professional Development courses. 

Faculty Spotlight

MEHP’s Online Education programs bring together world-renowned faculty in health policy, innovation, operations, behavioral economics, and leadership to share insights and offer tools for improving health care. Learn through curated sets of engaging brief lectures by Zeke Emanuel, Roy Rosin, Christian Terwiesch, Kevin Volpp, and others from the Perelman School of Medicine, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, Wharton, Penn Law, and the School of Nursing.

Faculty News: Zeke Emanuel

Zeke Emanuel examines the role of health insurance on health care costs in a recent New York Times Op-Ed. "Clearly workers’ wages, not corporate profits, have been paying for higher health insurance premiums," says Dr. Emanuel and co-author Victor R. Fuchs. Dive deeper into the role of insurance in his course, American Health Care System.

Master of Health Care Innovation
Develop expertise and build a network to advance health care innovation with an online Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
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