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Executive MS - Population Health Management

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Executive MS in Population Health Management

Grow your career and a healthier world

Value-based and accountable care models have a growing impact on the way health care is delivered and reimbursed. This 12-month executive program in population health management is designed to help experienced health care professionals enhance their understanding and skills in this increasingly important area.

Providers, clinical managers, health care executives, or others with at least three years of practice experience can all benefit from the program. Develop innovative proficiencies that can position you for leadership.

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Email: vgholar@umc.edu

Develop expertise in value-based health care delivery 

The executive program has a strong focus on applied learning, so you quickly put new knowledge and skills into practice. Students will gain expertise 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 
  • Leveraging data to drive health care improvement 
  • Maximizing community assets to address social determinants, and much more

The program culminates in a practice transformation practicum. Students will develop and implement projects within their practice settings aligned with the triple aim of population health: improved community health, reduced health care costs, and better patient experiences. 

Benefit from an intensive, yet practical, program that fits your life 

The executive program offers:

  • Asynchronous online classes that allow you to earn your master's while working. 
  • Strategically aligned weekend seminars that allow for in-depth exploration of key topics. 
  • A cohort-based class structure that fosters collaboration with other clinicians and administrators. 
  • Courses led by respected population health leaders.
Alexa Lampkin, DMD, Headshot.
"During this course, a light switch turned on. I saw how policies, systems, and environmental change can help communities address health issues like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases."
Alexa Lampkin, DMD
Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry
The University of Mississippi Medical Center