The ACLC’s mission to accelerate accountable care readiness is accompanied by a growing need for high-performing leadership in the healthcare industry. In response to that demand, WGU has created the Master of Science in Integrated Healthcare Management (MSIHCM) degree to prepare strategists, innovators, analysts, and tactical managers who will lead a transformation in healthcare.
WGU’s MSIHCM program was developed in close collaboration with healthcare’s foremost experts and policy-makers, and is closely aligned with the standards of the ACLC. WGU’s degree program focuses on financial management, risk abatement, community health administration, and information technology, as well as implementation of the HITECH and Affordable Care Acts. The program also embeds themes that foster innovation and sustainability in healthcare systems, such as professionalism and ethical practice.
WGU’s unique, online, competency-based learning model allows working professionals to earn an accredited master’s degree on their schedule; they can study without having to sacrifice existing commitments to work and family. Using up-to-date course curriculum and scenario-based projects, students learn to improve organizational efficiency, drive higher performance, and—most importantly—achieve better outcomes for patients.
WGU has partnered with ACLC to provide members and partnering companies with a scholarship fund to help healthcare professionals achieve their career goals through continual education. To apply for the ACLC Leaders in Healthcare Scholarship, click here.
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 there was an Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC) Webinar where Rebecca Roese, Product Development Manager, Healthcare Management for Western Governors University introduced a new graduate degree aimed at creating the next generation of healthcare leaders.