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: Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD

Kevin Volpp applies insights from his behavioral economics research to improve health outcomes. As Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Dr. Volpp is leading efforts to help reduce community spread of COVID-19 and direct people to appropriate levels of care, and promoting vaccination, among numerous projects. His behavioral economics research also addresses ongoing issues such as medication nonadherence, tobacco cessation, and fighting obesity. Learn how you can apply the fundamentals of this relevant work in his online course, Foundations of Behavioral Economics

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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