CERTIFICATE IN HEALTHCARE DESIGN & INNOVATION
The Certificate in Healthcare Design & Innovation provides the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to manage the increasing complexities of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape. An interdisciplinary approach offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to retool, advance, and expand leadership skills and professional knowledge.
Drawing on the expertise of a diverse group of faculty, including instructors from the Villanova School of Business and the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the Certificate in Healthcare Design & Innovation helps leaders achieve their maximum potential and learn innovative solutions that lead to tangible business results. Whether you are patient-facing or on the business side of the industry, you will be encouraged to go beyond your comfort zone in experiential exercises that encourage you to gain new perspectives and leverage skills that can help you launch the next level of your career. Participants will explore creative yet practical strategies that can be implemented immediately.
Each four-week course includes live evening sessions where participants interact and exchange ideas with others in the industry without taking time away from the workplace.
KEY PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS
Enhance Leadership Skills
Advance your leadership skills through an interdisciplinary approach to industry challenges.
Expand Industry Knowledge
Develop a holistic view of the industry to manage a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Explore Practical Solutions
Gain knowledge through experiential learning that can be applied immediately in your role and elevate team performance.
Gain New Perspectives
Acquire new competencies and insights to navigate and thrive in your dynamic environment.
Maximize Analytics & Tech
Analyze the data needed to drive decision-making and thought leadership in a complex marketplace.
Network for Success
Connect with healthcare leaders who are passionate about innovating in the healthcare industry.
The Certificate in Healthcare Design & Innovation consists of four courses which provide leadership and technical skills specific to the healthcare industry.
Examine value-driven leadership that is customer-focused with healthcare knowledge. Learn how to assemble teams that can envision the future, navigate complexity and uncertainty during rapid change, assess risk preparedness and tolerance—all while innovating and improving access to care.
Examine the opportunities, challenges, and ethical implications of digital technology and big data on healthcare. Analyze how data can provide visual insights, predict trends, and enhance overall public health.
Gain an understanding of basic economic theory, market drivers, healthcare financing and reimbursement, and cost/benefit analysis. Explore relationships among local, state, federal and global structures and processes involved in healthcare policy formation.
Understand the fundamentals of supply chain management while identifying the unique aspects of healthcare supply chains, including the changing expectations of the consumer and regulated nature of the industry. Explore how insightful management of supply chains can lead to better healthcare.
Earn a certificate and digital badge: Participants in this non-credit program will be awarded a certificate for successful completion of the program. Participants will also earn a digital badge which can be posted to a LinkedIn profile, resume, or other social media.
HOW IT WORKS
Each online course takes place over a four-week period. Courses include two hours of live instruction and, outside of class sessions, approximately two hours per week on readings and exercises.
4 Weeks Per Course
2-Hour Weekly Live Sessions
FLEXIBLE COURSE OPTIONS
Take courses individually based on your areas of interest
$2,195 per course
Complete all four courses in the series and earn a Certificate in Healthcare Design & Innovation
$7,900 per package (10% discount)
Early Bird Discount: $7,500 if registered by January 10, 2024 (an additional 5% off the bundled rate).
Alumni Discount: $7,100 if Villanova alumni (an additional 10% off the bundled rate).
Group Discount: Contact us to discuss special group rates.
Participants who register for the full certificate will receive a discounted package rate of $7,900 (10% discount), which includes all four courses and all course materials. These participants will earn the Certificate in Healthcare Design & Innovation. Early Bird and Alumni discounts are also available. Please see "Flexible Course Options" section above for details.
Participants also have the option to register for the courses individually at a rate of $2,195 per course.
Contact us to discuss special group rates.
Program Orientation: 1/31 (6-8 p.m. EST)
Systems and Design Thinking for Healthcare Innovation
- Course: February 5 - March 3
- Live Session Dates: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 (6-8 p.m. EST)
- Registration Deadline: 1/24
Digital Health & Analytics
- Course: March 11 - April 7
- Live Session Dates: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3 (6-8 p.m. EST)
- Registration Deadline: 3/4
The Economic Forces and Policy Shaping Healthcare
- Course: April 15 - May 12
- Live Session Dates: 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 (6-8 p.m. EST)
- Registration Deadline: 4/8
Reimagining the Healthcare Supply Chain
- Course: May 20 - June 16
- Live Session Dates: 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12 (6-8 p.m. EST)
- Registration Deadline: 5/13
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO SHOULD ENROLL
The program is designed for mid-level and high-potential professionals looking to broaden their knowledge of the business process within the healthcare industry, accelerate their career and sharpen their skills. The program is valuable for anyone who needs to understand how well-positioned healthcare organizations prosper in the industry’s evolving landscape.
Learners may include professionals in the following areas:
- Nursing leadership
- Healthcare administration
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Healthcare provider
- Digital health/technology
- Health insurance/Payer
- Medical professional practice
- Pharmacy benefit management
- Medical Device/Supply
"The exposure to real-world challenges and practical examples broadened my knowledge of our ever-evolving healthcare industry and practice settings. As the course progressed, I gained new insights and knowledge that I was able to translate to my own role."
Janice M. Wojcik
Director, Nursing Informatics
St. Joseph’s Health
"The program allowed me to connect the dots within my existing knowledge of healthcare ecosystems and transformation, and it filled the knowledge gaps I had related to systems and design thinking. I am now better positioned to accelerate tangible change within my organization."
Director, Clinical Transformation & Network Integration Main Line Health
MEET THE FACULTY
Dr. Kathleen Iacocca is an Associate Professor of Management & Operations at the Villanova School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from Rutgers Business School.
Russ Kliman leads SEI’s strategic investment arm which focuses on partnering with and investing in entrepreneurs who want to change the world with the power of technology.
Dr. Kurt Miceli serves as Senior Vice President of Adult Behavioral Health for Elwyn, one of the nation’s longest-running human services organizations.
CEU: Participants who complete this certificate program will earn 6.4 CEUs (each individual course is equal to 1.6 CEUs).
ANCC NCPD: Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants who complete this certificate program will be awarded 64 contact hours.