Online Bachelor of Science in Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in health entrepreneurship and innovation is dedicated to tackling the ever changing health care industry and finding solutions for medical predicaments. This program focuses on teaching a broad base of health care principles, including innovation, leadership, change theory, collaboration and evidence-based decision making. Once you’re equipped with this educational foundation, you’ll be able to navigate the many short- and long-term changes facing the world of health care in a leadership role.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is health care innovation?
Health innovation refers to developments in the field of health care that ultimately benefit public or patient health. The World Health Organization listed three areas of potential improvement that sit at the core of health innovation:
- Health policies, systems and products.
- Health technologies and services.
- Methods for delivering these processes and offerings.
Health innovation also focuses on serving vulnerable populations. Improving health outcomes for groups of people who face significant risks can be an especially powerful, positive change.
Why is innovation in health care important?
Innovation ultimately means a more focused health care organization and better outcomes for patients. New technologies and tools drive every industry forward, and health care is no exception. Finding more effective, safer ways to test, treat and rehabilitate patients could mean the difference between life and death for the patient, as well as the health care facility.
The increasing pace of technological advancement and policy creation means changes appear more rapidly than they did in the past. As a health innovation student, you’ll learn how to lead the implementation of these developments, manage broad organizational programs, lead processes of transformation, incorporate current trends with interprofessional teams and more.
Featured health entrepreneurship and innovation courses
This program’s curriculum will enrich your understanding of concepts like communication, health care research methods, health entrepreneurship, policy, modern technology and more. Key courses include:
STP 226: Elements of Statistics (CS)
SWU 321: Statistics for Social Workers (CS)
SOC 390: Social Statistics I (CS)
HCR 400: Evidence-Based Practice for the Health Care Professional
HCI 311: Health Innovation: Foundational Concepts
HCR 301: Research Methods for the Health Care Professional
HCR 406: Health Literacy for Health Care Professionals
HCI 150: Introduction to Health Innovation
What can I do with this health innovation degree?
As a graduate of the health entrepreneurship and innovation program, you’ll have the skills needed to develop new health products and services with an entrepreneurial approach. You can also fill key roles at health care and nonprofit organizations to implement innovations. Potential career paths include:
Health entrepreneurship and innovation degree admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Preparing the nursing and health care leaders of tomorrow
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.
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