Health management or healthcare management designates the process of organizing and coordinating the performance of a healthcare facility. A health manager supervises the business and administrative aspects of a health care institution, and is responsible for the overall internal healthcare system, including clinical and non-clinical staff, partner organizations, insurance companies, government bodies, etc.
Key skills in healthcare administration include a natural inclination toward leadership, interpersonal skills, analytical abilities and an entrepreneurial mind-set. Regardless of specific curricula, the main focus of the program is to provide solid business and administrative knowledge in healthcare contexts. Career opportunities for graduates include hospital and health system management, clinical human resource, medical group administration, pharmaceutical companies, care management organizations, supply chain companies, government or policy organizations, health insurers, and consulting. The programs cover a wide range of fields including:
- Poverty and Health
- Innovations in Health Sciences
- Health Economics
- Infectious Disease Management & Control
- Information Systems in Health Care
- Demand & Supply of Health Services
- International Health Organisations & Partnerships
- Community Medical Treatment
- Adolescent Sexual Health Education
- Social Networks & HIV/AIDS
- Adherence to Medication & Treatment amongst AIDS Patients
- Customised Programs
The program is designed for: senior government officials, directors of regional offices, employees of NGOs and the private sector, and consultants in the technological sector. It is also intended for executives and professionals.