Leadership for today's healthcare challenges

The Executive Master of Healthcare Administration degree at the UIC School of Public Health is the only EMHA in the Chicago area accredited the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.  The degree provides the essential leadership skills to address the complex challenges in the current healthcare environment. The critical need for healthcare reform requires that clinicians in leadership roles and health system executives possess the ability to create a new vision for their organizations and the skills to execute it effectively. The EMHA is specifically designed to allow clinicians and executives to work collaboratively to identify barriers and develop solutions to improve clinical outcomes and organizational efficiency.  Generally, applicants have at least three years of experience in healthcare fields.

The EMHA program is a 48-hour credit curriculum delivered through a hybrid teaching approach with four on-site weekend sessions per 16 week semester and synchronous online sessions every week. A key part of the curriculum is the development of the capstone, generally within the student’s organization, where they work under the direction of executive mentors to address a significant organizational challenge or new programmatic initiative.

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Speaker Series: Confronting Chronic Stress, Burnout in Healthcare

COVID-19 has deepened every fault-line in society and especially in our healthcare systems. One of the core challenges is the enormous burden placed on a clinical workforce that was already facing unprecedented levels of stress and burnout. What lessons can we draw from this crisis in order to build a more resilient healthcare system?  Join us on January 28 for a discussion led by Quint Studer, a healthcare executive known for strengthening hospitals and healthcare systems.


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The Master of Healthcare Administration degree is accredited by CAHME and is a member of the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA).