Online Health Care Innovation Graduate Certificate

Innovations in health care drive more efficient operations for providers and better outcomes for patients. With an online graduate certificate in health care innovation, you can build the knowledge and talents necessary to serve as a change agent who drives the industry forward.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 5

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 15

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What is health care innovation?

Health care innovation refers to positive changes that improve one or more aspects of medical care delivery, from policies and technologies to administration, provision of care and much more. Because innovation encompasses the entire world of health care in this context, it’s an especially broad concept.

Entrepreneurial opportunities in health care might include, among many other potential avenues and options:

  • Advancements in administration that help providers better understand and optimize their operations.
  • Technologies that support better adherence to medication schedules by patients.

Online health care certificate programs in innovation offer an educational environment specifically geared toward creating new, relevant and actionable concepts. You can develop your talents as both an entrepreneur and an effective professional in the area or areas of health care on which you choose to focus.

Why earn a certificate in health care innovation?

 

This certificate in health care innovation offers a deeply focused curriculum that empowers students to understand, consider and analyze the relevant aspects of their specific area of focus. Effective innovation requires talented and educated individuals to consider the many facets of the complex issues in question to fully understand and efficiently resolve them.

As health care is a highly regulated industry with outcomes that directly affect the health and well-being of patients, it’s vital to have a firm grasp of regulations, policies, providers and much more when innovating new ideas and effective solutions.

What will this health care certificate prepare me to do?

 

Completing this health care certificate positions you to navigate and address inevitable changes in the world of health care. Your educational achievements can demonstrate your mastery of critical concepts to investors, employers, staff, partners and other key stakeholders.

For those interested in a graduate program, ASU Online offers a Master of Healthcare Innovation (MHI).

Does my health care innovation certificate say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Online health care certificate program courses

This certificate in health care innovation features a targeted, in-depth learning experience that sets the stage for you to grow as an entrepreneur and a change agent in the health care industry. The curriculum culminates with an innovation proposal, where you present a potential solution for an issue currently affecting an aspect of health care. Featured courses include:


Required core

Innovation and the Individual


Required core

Systems Thinking in a Complex Environment


Required core

Outcomes Evaluation


Required core

Innovation Methods


Capstone

Innovation Proposal: Culminating Experience for Health Care Innovation Certificate


What can I do with this online health care certificate?

Completing this program positions you to identify and act on a variety of entrepreneurial opportunities in health care. Students often select this certificate to grow in their current career, but you may also find new roles with other companies or start your own venture. Career examples include:

Clinical nurse specialist

Community health worker

Health educator

Health information technician

Informatics nurse specialist

Educators ready to impart their knowledge and experience

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Educators ready to impart their knowledge and experience

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Online health care certificate in innovation admission requirements

Applicants to the graduate certificate in health care innovation must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Application requirements

Additional application information

Supporting innovation throughout the health care industry

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online. 

250+


faculty members.

$13.2


million in research awards.

4,000+


students.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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