Master of Healthcare Innovation

College of Nursing
Do you want to revolutionize the future of healthcare?

The Master of Healthcare Innovation (MHI) program will teach you strategies to innovate solutions and lead change within any healthcare organization. This unique leadership development program is perfect for healthcare professionals looking to take the next step in their careers.

We welcome students from various backgrounds and positions in healthcare, as well as those with a passion for design thinking and innovation, to drive growth, change, and success in any healthcare organization. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to become a healthcare leader in the fields of administration, healthcare technologies, and patient care with the ability to affect change in today’s complex healthcare systems. All courses in this program utilize asynchronous and synchronous learning.

Campus Requirements: 
NONE — 100% Online
Emily Caudill, Master of Healthcare Innovation graduate
Emily Caudill
Healthcare Innovation Graduate
"The program is a journey. From clinical to administrative, I’m learning how to change the healthcare industry for the benefit of the patient."

Program Tracks

Students interested in a certificate program should consider the Healthcare Leadership and Innovation Certificate.

Sample Courses


Innovation in High Performing Organizations

Examination of innovation in high performing organizations and the leadership behaviors that sustain innovation, including discussion of cross-disciplinary theories and innovation competencies (such as positive deviance, complexity leadership, and disruptive innovation).

Innovation Leadership: Leading From Within

Discover yourself as a leader to maximize innovation in healthcare and organization impact, through examination of energy management and performance optimization.

Utilizing Technology to Measure Outcomes in Health Systems

This course explores strategies for outcome measurement to enhance organizational performance and innovation, and how to leverage technology to measure and integrate outcomes into the daily practice in healthcare. The course emphasizes technology's role in the measurement of outcomes at the personal, the professional, the organizational and the system level.

Best Practices in Organizational Operations

This course explores various elements of organizational operations that fully impact the organizations and system in which they work. This course will help you develop basic skill sets in financial and business operations in healthcare organizations. You will learn specific skills in budgeting, planning, financial analysis, program development and implementation, and resource identification and use.

Featured Faculty

Dan Weberg
Clinical Instructor of Practice
Michael H. Ackerman
Director, Masters of Healthcare Innovation/Professor of Clinical Nursing
Kathleen Malloch
Clinical Professor of Practice

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