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    HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

    Designed for physician executives and other senior health care administrators
    who seek an enhanced understanding of business intelligence.

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    With the changing face of medicine today, health care professionals are forced to wear two hats: one medical and one management. In the shadow of Houston’s medical center, participants will learn from industry experts on the business topics critical to health care administration, access faculty from Rice University, and develop skills in a variety of management competencies. Individuals who take all six courses within two program cycles earn a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management.

    This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. 

    Who Should Attend
    Participants must have a background in health care and experience in a leadership position. The program has been developed for physician executive and other senior health care administrators, including nurse executives, medical directors, and senior administrators of health insurance organizations.

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    Program Information

    Upcoming Dates: November 7-8, 2014; December 5-6, 2014; January 23-24, 2015; February 20-21, 2015; March 13-14, 2015
    Tuition: $2,500/course; Tuition includes class materials, and daily breakfast and lunch. It is expected that applicants have their own health insurance valid in the United States. The university is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the program.
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    Faculty

    D. Brent Smith, Ph.D.: Senior Associate Dean of Executive Education | Leadership and Teams: Balancing Management and Clinical Skills

    Prashant Kale, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Strategic Management | Strategy Formulation and Competitive Analysis: Health Care Perspective

    Vikas Mittal, Ph.D.: J. Hughe Liedtke Professor of Marketing | Strategic Marketing and Patient Management

    Amit Pazgal, Ph.D.: Professor of Marketing | Health Care Process Mapping and Quality Improvement

    Brian Rountree, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Accounting | Financial Decision Making and Reporting for Health Care Organizations

    James Weston, Ph.D.: Professor of Finance | Financial Decision Making and Reporting for Health Care Organizations

    Jing Zhou, Ph.D.: Houston Endowment Professor of Management and Psychology | Negotiating with and Influencing People

    Leadership and Teams: Balancing Management and Clinical Skills

    Instructor: Brent Smith, Ph.D.
    Upcoming Dates: TBD
    Tuition: $2,500

    Focus on the personal characteristics of effective leaders and the difficulties of shifting perspective a technical or clinical contributor to leader. After studying how leadership style fits into a workplace climate and culture, participants will receive feedback from an assessment to understand how their actions affect the motivation and engagement of direct reports. The program will also examine how to manage constructive conflict and collaboration in diverse teams to improve the team decision-making process.


    Strategy Formulation and Competitive Analysis: Health Care Perspective

    Instructor: Prashant Kale, Ph.D.
    Upcoming Dates: November 7-8, 2014
    Tuition: $2,500

    To generate value and sustain competitive advantage, participants examine the core concepts and analytical techniques of strategic management. Alliances, changing regulatory environment, and new product launches will be studies both from a broad multi-industry perspective and with cases related to health care. Key frameworks assist in the development, evaluation, and implementation of value-creating strategies that enable growth.


    Strategic Marketing and Patient Management

    Instructor: Vikas Mittal, Ph.D.
    Upcoming Dates: December 5-6, 2014
    Tuition: $2,500

    Develop a patient-focused approach to marketing using key marketing frameworks including segmentation, targeting and positioning. Participants will identify the key benefits that affect care and satisfaction issues for different patient segments as well as integrate branding strategies for internal and external communications. Successful application of marketing concepts leads to improved perception of brand, patient satisfaction, and patient loyalty.


    Financial Decision Making and Reporting for Health Care Organizations

    Instructor: Brian Rountree, Ph.D. and James Weston, Ph.D.
    Upcoming Dates: January 23-24, 2015
    Tuition: $2,500

    Financial health allows organizations to continually improve patient care, and basic skills of financial interpretation and analysis will allow for optimal management of capital. Health Care related financial statements will serve as cases to evaluate operating unit performance and evaluate investment opportunities. Participants will learn methods for collecting and using internal and external accounting data for decision making purposes and capital budgeting.


    Health Care Process Mapping and Quality Improvement

    Instructor: Amit Pazgal, Ph.D.
    Upcoming Dates: February 20-21, 2015
    Tuition: $2,500

    Participants learn to understand, analyze, standardize and improve critical hospital-based health care processes, while increasing efficiency and maintaining patient safety and satisfaction. The definition, measurement and enhancement of health care quality and safety will receive special emphasis, with examples of several quality improvement techniques such as Six Sigma or Total Quality Management. From the fundamental components of supply chains, analytical tools will be used to map and examine patient care.


    Negotiating with and Influencing People

    Instructor: Jing Zhou, Ph.D.
    Upcoming Dates: March 13-14, 2015
    Tuition: $2,500

    Diagnose individual competency and style, prepare a health care context, and practice negotiation in a fast-paced, interactive environment. Participants sharpen their skills and learn to systematically prepare for a variety of situations, including breaking a deadlock. With practical insights and techniques, learn to successfully negotiate to resolve conflict, promote objectives, and influence people in health care settings.

    Cancellation Policy


    Attendance at a Rice University Executive Education program requires significant advance preparation. Written notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days prior to the program start date to be eligible for a full refund less a 6% administrative fee. At Rice University Executive Education’s discretion, qualified substitutes for confirmed registrations may be accommodated prior to the program start date with written notice and will incur no fee for substitution. Notice given after 30 days prior to the program will not be eligible for a refund.