Executive MS - Population Health Management

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Executive MS in Population Health Management

The 12-month, three-semester program is designed for experienced health care professionals, particularly providers (e.g. physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, clinical social workers, physical therapists, etc.) with at least 5 years’ practice
experience, who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills to create sustainable models for value-based and accountable care. The program uses a cohort-based structure that fosters collaboration between clinicians and administrators with different backgrounds. In addition to asynchronous online classes, students participate in intensive two-day weekend seminars each semester at the UMMC campus in Jackson, plus an annual population health management conference. The program will culminate in a practice transformation practicum, during which students will develop and implement projects aligned with the triple aim within their practice settings.

The program has a strong focus on applied learning. Students will gain knowledge and skills in value-based health care delivery, including practice redesign, team-based models of care, incentive payment models, improving health care quality and safety, working with accountable care organizations, implementing population health management approaches, adopting appropriate health information technology, effectively leveraging data to drive health care improvement, maximizing community assets to address social determinants, and much more.

This executive program offers:
  • Flexible, online classes that allow you to earn your master’s while working;
  • A cohort-based structure that fosters collaboration with other clinicians;
  • Courses led by nationally-respected leaders in population health management;
  • A strong focus on applied learning, so you quickly put new principles into practice.