Online Master of Integrated Health Care

In today’s market, there’s a lack of trained leaders who can develop and manage innovative team based models for health care delivery. The master’s in integrated health care program prepares you to develop, implement, evaluate and sustain integrated care programs in health care settings. The program brings an interdisciplinary approach to a team-based practice and can be completed in as little as a year.

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Next start date: 08/18/2022


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Why should you get a master’s degree in integrated health care?

You should earn a master’s degree in integrated health care because the practice has a high demand for qualified leaders who can ensure the success of integrated care programs. This is especially true in primary care clinics, hospitals and within mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. Students learn the basics of health care management and how to manage interdisciplinary teams.

New models of health care delivery are using integrated health care, which incorporates medical, behavioral and specialty professionals such as dentists, nutritionists, care managers, endocrinologists, care team members and more. This helps accomplish the Quadruple Aim. The Quadruple Aim focuses on improving the patient experience, population management and cost of care while decreasing provider burnout. Our program uses an interprofessional, team-based approach to teach you how to coordinate a patient’s medical, lifestyle and behavioral health needs.

Graduates with a master’s in integrated health care will become leaders ready to develop and manage new and innovative models of integrated health care delivery. The program benefits bachelor’s degree graduates entering the field and experienced working professionals interested in advancing their career.

What will I learn in an integrated health care master’s program?

 

Our integrated health care program focuses on the management of integrated health care services and programs, including population health, prevention, wellness and disease management programs for patients with conditions such as type 2 diabetes and depression. You’ll prepare for practical experience in the field by studying team based models of integrated health care, health care management and finance and evidence-based health care requirements.

Through Lean Six Sigma foundations, you’ll learn to improve in quality and efficiency while reducing waste and maximizing outcomes. Additionally, you’ll strengthen your management skills, critical team-building skills and more. By graduation, you’ll have the appropriate tools to handle business operations, strategic planning and financial administration.

This program differs from a health care administration program. It focuses on integrated, team-based health care delivery, rather than singular professional delivery of healthcare services and management. It is more interdisciplinary and collaborative in nature.

What’s the difference between integrated health vs integrative health?

 

Our program focuses on integrated health rather than integrative health, which have different meanings. Integrated health relies on evidence-based medicine and tends to be reimbursable by insurance. On the other hand, integrative health is typically non-evidence-based and/or naturopathic medicine. This type of medicine can be labeled as natural, non-invasive or self-healing, but it’s not usually reimbursable.

Will my integrated health care degree 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.

Integrated health care courses

Our rigorous curriculum prepares graduates to design, implement, evaluate and customize integrated health programs for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home and many other settings where integrated health care is in demand. In the master’s program, you’ll take a range of courses on quality improvement techniques. You’ll learn about evidence-based integrated health care, business operations and process engineering. You’ll also be able to obtain your Green Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma.


Core

Integrated Health Care – The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)


Core

Evidence-Based Integrated Health Care


Core

Integrated Care Business Operations


Core

Integrated Care Financial Management


Core

Process Engineering


Core

Leadership and Professionalism


Core

Informatics for Healthcare Professionals


Core

Applied Project


Jobs opportunities with a masters in integrated health care

The master’s in integrated health care is an applied professional degree, preparing graduates for managerial positions focusing in medicine, behavioral health and lifestyle medicine. It can position graduates for many different career paths, to include:

Admission director.

Behavioral health staff manager, director or coordinator.

Clinical outcomes coordinator or manager.

Compliance coordinator or manager.

Director of clinical operations.

Health and social service manager.

Hospital administrator.

Outpatient care coordinator or manager.

Physician relations director.

Learn from award-winning faculty

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Learn from award-winning faculty

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Integrated health care admission requirements

Applicants to the master’s in integrated health care program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Application requirements

Personal statement requirements

Additional application information

Study at internationally recognized college for humanities research

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


million in research expenditures.

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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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