The changing healthcare market challenges physicians, nurses, and administrators to stay on top of best-practices. The Department of Health Policy and Management is helping health system leaders meet the challenge with new graduate certificate programs in leadership.
Mollye Demosthenidy, JD, clinical associate professor of health policy, and colleagues developed the concept for the program, and then connected with the Ochsner Foundation about implementing it. Seventy-three physician and administrative leaders from Ochsner Health System are part of the first cohort.
“The response shows there is a real demand for this. It’s indicative of what is happening in the market. These physician and administrative leaders today need a business acumen and relational skill set that they didn’t necessarily get in their professional training,” she explains.
The first cohort will complete their online and in-person training in Spring 2020.
— Madeline Vann