Now in its 13th successful year, IHLM’s Healthcare MBA Essentials programme combines structured learning with personalised, one-on-one coaching to take participants on a “deep-dive” into the business and management practices that enable modern healthcare organisations to develop clinical and commercial advantages in challenging operating environments.
The programme is designed to prepare mid-level healthcare leaders and managers for more senior roles and greater responsibilities. It features absorbing case studies and insights from all of the core disciplines you would study during an MBA programme at a world-ranked business school, including:
Delivered via IHLM’s online e-learning platform, through live interactive Zoom webinars and one-to-one coaching, you will become part of a global community learning how to transform the performance of their healthcare organisation.
On completion of this programme you’ll be able to:
This programme is broken down into ten manageable weekly modules:
This programme should take approximately 4 – 6 hours per week. You can expect to devote about 1 – 2 hours per week to watching video lectures and reading learning materials, 1 – 2 hours per week preparing for and participating in the webinar and 1 – 2 hours per week applying your knowledge through learning activities and practical assignments. Every webinar is recorded so you can rewatch it at any time.
This programme has been designed for high-potential healthcare leaders from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds who already lead a team, unit or function and want to prepare themselves for more senior roles and greater responsibilities. It will be particularly suitable for anyone who wants an introduction to all of the fundamental business and management disciplines that are studied during an MBA programme at a world-ranking business school, as they apply to healthcare.
Upon successful completion of the programme you’ll receive an IHLM Certificate of CPD Completion. This may be useful for programme members who belong to professional bodies that have Continuing Professional Development requirements. The programme has an estimated 60 hours of guided learning.
Ready to start? Just click the ‘Register now’ button at the top of this page or use the ‘Ask us a question’ button if you’d like to talk to one of our programme managers. The fee for this programme is £995 per person. If you’d like to pay in instalments you can arrange this by contacting us at: email@example.com.
We provide discounts to organisations registering 3 or more staff in the programme and can also provide a customised in-house version tailored to your organisation’s specific needs.
All registrations are subject to our terms and conditions which are available here. By registering for an IHLM programme you are accepting these terms and conditions and agreeing to be bound by them.
In our opening module we will be exploring the most influential factor that shapes the culture and success of healthcare organisations: leadership. We will review the evidence on what makes a high-performing healthcare leader and explore how you can develop your own leadership qualities. The topics covered in this module include:
Despite the wealth of evidence-based research that demonstrates a consistent link between teamwork and patient outcomes, we frequently undervalue and neglect the importance of co-ordination and integration in the delivery of care. In this module we therefore take a detailed look at how to lead effective teams and transform their performance. The topics covered in this module include:
Every healthcare provider needs to deliver high quality care to patients. But how do we define “high quality care” and what are the practices and behaviours through which it is achieved? In this module we consider the types of performance outcome that define a successful healthcare service and the characteristics of high-performing healthcare providers. The topics covered in this module include:
For many healthcare organisations, success means delivering high quality, safe, patient-centred care. But for others there is the additional challenge of gaining and sustaining a competitive advantage over rivals. In this module we examine how healthcare providers can understand their ‘marketplace’ and the needs of their patients in order to plan for success. The topics covered in this webinar include:
In our previous module we looked at how to analyse the external factors that influence a healthcare organisation’s strategic choices. In this module we shift our focus to look inside our organisation, understand our strengths and weaknesses and align them with the threats and opportunities we are facing. The topics covered in this module include:
There have never been more financial demands placed on healthcare organisations than there are today. So in this module we consider what makes a healthcare service financially sustainable and profitable, as well as how to measure financial performance in healthcare. The topics covered in this module include:
Having considered, in the previous module, how to measure and understand financial performance, we now turn our attention to the strategies through which the financial performance of a healthcare organisation can be improved or transformed. The topics covered in this module include:
In this module we will explore how the needs and expectations of patients and their families have changed over the generations and discover how these changes have influenced what it means, today, to be ‘patient-centred’. The topics covered in this module include:
In the previous module we explored what patients want and what patient-centred care is – but the hard part is delivering it. In this module we will discover how to use patient journey maps to improve patient’s experiences of many different types of care. The topics covered in this module include:
As the global Covid-19 pandemic has shown us, innovation in healthcare is vital to the development of new treatments. But innovation isn’t just about breakthroughs in pharmaceuticals and technology – it is also about finding small opportunities to improve the way we deliver healthcare services that can make them safer, more effective and more patient-centred. In this final module we therefore consider:
Productivity and Value
This course will enable you and your healthcare organisation to achieve operational excellence by improving capacity, productivity and patient flow at every stage of care.
Productivity and Value
This course gives you practical tools for making better financial decisions and maximising the financial performance of your healthcare organisation.
A comprehensive course for progressive healthcare providers and professionals who want to design and deliver more person-centred, compassionate and responsive care.
This course is designed to enable healthcare teams and professionals to set-up and manage their own virtual wards or spread the virtual ward model across their health and social care economy.
Quality and Safety
This course will enable you to master the concepts, methods and tools you need to lead successful quality improvement projects or become a quality improvement specialist.
Data Science and Analytics
This course is for anyone who wants to develop their data literacy, make more data-informed decisions and use data analytics to improve the quality and safety of care as well as the experience and satisfaction of patients.
Quality and Safety
Discover how to set up effective error reporting systems, lead investigations into adverse incidents, implement successful patient safety improvement projects and design safer systems of care.
Discover how to support, engage and retain your healthcare workforce when you need them the most.
Using case studies from hospitals, clinics and healthcare systems, this programme shows you how to design and execute a strategic project or plan in a healthcare organisation.
Productivity and Value
This course will enable you to accelerate your hospital’s post-pandemic recovery and implement proven strategies for transforming performance in the operating room.
Aimed at first time healthcare leaders and those aspiring to their first leadership role, this programme will enable you to improve teamwork and take responsibility for people and services.
This unique programme will benefit anyone who wants to understand the potential benefits of digital technologies in healthcare and how they can capture those benefits for their own organisation.
This programme provides you with practical tools for understanding patient needs and preferences, developing a marketing plan, building your healthcare brand and growing revenues.
Our flagship programme for mid-level healthcare leaders: built around the core strategic management disciplines and designed to prepare you for more senior roles where you will lead people who manage others.
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Course starts: 04 April 2023
Course starts: 05 April 2023