Healthcare Innovation, MHI

Healthcare Innovation, MHI

Academic Programs / Graduate Degrees / Healthcare Innovation, MHI

Management, Technology, leadership, mba mph, nursing

This is the first degree of its kind in the country --- an interprofessional, fully online, asynchronous program that prepares students to lead transformation in healthcare. You will learn to create and sustain innovative solutions in health care using a broad spectrum of theories and principles of innovation.

Program Description
Degree Awarded: MHI  Healthcare Innovation

Students in the MHI program learn how to create and sustain cultures of innovation in health care from multiple perspectives: personal competence for innovation, use of evidence in decision-making, remodeling system infrastructures, financing, communication, entrepreneurship, technology and policy-making. Students develop competence in the design, application and testing of innovative processes and products. A primary focus of the Master of Healthcare Innovation is to prepare students to lead processes of innovation and transformation. Innovative thinking, planning, implementing and evaluation are emphasized throughout the program. The curriculum incorporates the latest trends in health care and is built upon collaboration with other professionals and faculty across diverse disciplines.

Graduates of the program possess the leadership skills and behaviors to influence the future of health care and transform and improve health care outcomes for individuals and communities.

At a Glance
Degree Requirements

34 credit hours including the required capstone course (HCI 563)

Required Core (26 credit hours)
HCI 538 Innovation and the Individual (3)
HCI 540 Understanding and Applying Principles of Evidence-Based Practice (3)
HCI 542 Systems Thinking in a Complex Environment (3)
HCI 544 IT for Health Care Innovation (3)
HCI 548 Advanced Principles and Concepts of Innovation (3)
HCI 550 Health Care Policy and Innovation (3)
HCI 552 Financing for Innovation (3)
HCI 554 Outcomes Evaluation (3)
HCI 561 Innovation Methods (2)

Electives (3 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (5 credit hours)
HCI 563 Capstone: Final Innovation Project (5)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a nationally recognized, regionally accredited academic institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. three professional recommendations
  4. personal statement and essays
  5. current resume
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

The professional recommendations should be from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant's academic and leadership potential.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

Application Deadlines
Session A/COnline 08/01Final
Session BOnline 09/15Final
Session A/COnline 12/10Final
Session BOnline 02/15Final
Session A/COnline 04/15Final
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