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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Discover Your Future in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

The George Washington University’s (GW) online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management prepares you to effectively lead clinical operations and strategic development initiatives for a variety of health care organizations across the continuum of care.

In GW’s flexible graduate certificate program, you will study ways to improve your own communication skills for optimal interprofessional practice, lead efforts in quality improvement, and utilize the technological tools needed to conduct effective data analyses for strategic development.

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Quick Facts

18

total credits

$980

Cost per credit hour

1 year

average duration

Accreditation and Rankings

  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • #66 Best National University*
  • #19 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs*
  • MSHS in Health Care Quality program outcomes

U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 Best Colleges Rankings

Program Highlights

Curriculum

The George Washington University’s (GW) online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management prepares you to effectively lead clinical operations and strategic development initiatives for a variety of health care organizations across the continuum of care.

In GW’s flexible online graduate certificate program, you’ll study ways to improve your own communication skills for optimal interprofessional practice, lead efforts in quality improvement, and utilize the technological tools needed to conduct effective data analyses for strategic development.

When you complete the graduate certificate program in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management online, you’ll be able to pursue a clinical operations career in a variety of health care organizations.

All 18 credit hours are transferable to the MSHS program for seamless enrollment in the Masters in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management.

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Program Outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management online program leverages distinguished faculty, innovative curriculum, and real-world experience. You will gain the comprehensive skills needed to succeed in the field of clinical operations, so when you graduate, you will be able to:

Who Is the Ideal Student for This Program?

The online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program is ideal for health care professionals looking to advance their leadership skills and to improve operations management within the health care field.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program provides current students and graduates the opportunity to gain significant foundational learning knowledge that is needed to achieve certification and or fellowship status for many health care management professional associations such as ACHE, HFMA, HIMSS MGMA, ACMPE, NAHQ, Six Sigma, and Lean, Project Management, to name a few.

Below is a list of the health care professional associations that students and graduates can consider joining to advance their learning and professional potential:

  • ACHE American College of Healthcare Executives (www.ache.org)
  • HFMA The Healthcare Financial Management Association (www.HFMA.org)
  • HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (www.himss.org)
  • MGMA Medical Group Management Association (www.mgma.com)
  • NAHQ National Association for Healthcare Quality (www.nahq.org)
  • AAHAM The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (www.aaham.org)
  • AHIMA American Health Information Management Association
  • APHA American Public Health Association (www.apha.org)
  • ANA American Nursing Association (www.nursingworld.org)
  • AMA American Medical Association (www.ama.org)

Career Outlook

With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting 20% growth for medical and health care management, GW’s Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare program prepares graduates to meet the need for diverse health care careers including:

  • Clinical Operations Associate
  • Clinical Consultant
  • Clinical Quality Specialist
  • Operations Manager/Specialist

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program at GW consists of 18 credit hours and costs $980 per credit hour.

Note: Tuition rates are subject to change and additional fees may vary by program. Please call at (844) 386-7323 for more information.

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Meet the Program Director

Mountasser Kadrie, PhD, MHA, FACHE, FACMPE, CPHIMS, BPE, CAF

Dr. Mountasser Kadrie has over 30 years of health care executive management experience gained from holding executive leadership appointments at world-renowned health systems and leading academic medical centers. Dr. Kadrie’s executive expertise has been focused on the development and implementation of strategies to maximize organizational performance and to promote transformational change.

In addition to his extensive background in business and health care administration, Dr. Kadrie is a leader in the higher education industry, scholar, and a subject matter expert. His professional and research interests are focused in the areas of U.S. and global health systems, health informatics, change management, and leadership, strategy, operations management, high-reliability organizations, and higher education transformation.

Dr. Kadrie is a widely published author. His research has appeared in many prestigious academic journals and he’s presented at national and international meetings on topics related to his work in the health care and higher education fields.

Dr. Kadrie serves as a board member at prestigious health care and higher education institutions. He is a subject matter expert and has also consulted extensively with universities and national and international health care organizations in the areas of strategy, program development, and change management.

Dr. Kadrie is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE). He is a Board Certified Examiner with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) – The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Performance Program, and is a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS).

Frequently Asked Questions

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