Be the future-focused expert your organization needs, with the confidence to lead complex, population-based healthcare initiatives.
This sequence represents the minimum credits required for program completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits Walden would accept, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.
|Course Code||MMHA 6510||Course||Essentials of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System and Population Health||Credits||(5 cr.)|
|Course Code||MMHA 6520||Course||Health Informatics and Population Health Analytics||Credits||(5 cr.)|
|Course Code||MMHA 6530||Course||Disease Prevention and Care Management||Credits||(5 cr.)|
|Course Code||MMHA 6540||Course||Population Health Management Applications||Credits||(5 cr.)|
Students in this course will analyze health and the healthcare systems from a population health perspective. Emphasis includes the role of health education and health administration, workforce, public health foundations, and technological developments in improving health from local, national, and global perspectives. Various approaches used historically to improve population health and health equity in the United States will be explored. Current and emerging U.S. health transformation efforts, including steps to reduce cost and improve prevention strategies, and quality of care will be considered. Students will also consider the provider, payment, and public health perspectives in improving health outcomes and explore various perspectives and trends such as international settings and lessons currently being taken from these settings and developments in the use of technology. Investigation and analysis of the coordination among various stakeholders who play a role in prevention, health, and healthcare systems will be addressed.
Students in this course explore health informatics strategies to enhance and promote population health initiatives, new forms of data to be used to measure healthcare delivery, and improve patient outcomes. In this introductory course, participants explore the value propositions for population health clinical integration and the role of analytics, big data, and predictive medicine in supporting a data-driven population health-driven healthcare system.
Students in this course explore evidence-based population health programs and how they assist in addressing and promoting best practices in disease and preventive care management. In this course, students will learn how population health interventions teach individuals and populations how to manage chronic diseases and take responsibility for understanding how to best care for themselves. Students will also explore health administrator and health educator leadership strategies and interventions to manage and prevent chronic disease.
Students in this course will apply the skills needed to manage population health programs and initiatives to enhance the health of a defined population. Students focus on health behaviors, public and business influences, health policy, economic forces, and other related healthcare system issues in health promotion and disease prevention.