Business Excellence for Healthcare Professionals (BEHP)

  • Ivy League courses for Healthcare Professionals
  • Learn from Cornell University’s top minds
  • Globally diverse learning group
  • 3 Months, 5 two week courses
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Key Features

Developed by Ivy League Professors

Group Discussions

Scored Projects

Self-Assessment activities

Course Description

Business and management skills are essential for clinical professionals in healthcare today. Whether you are running your own practice, managing others in a clinic, or managing a department or nursing floor, the clinical skills that enabled you to advance to that position do not make up the full range of skills needed to succeed in that position. This certificate program is aimed at giving doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals the basic knowledge and skills needed to manage people and programs efficiently and within the bounds of government regulations.

Each course is designed to be completed within five to seven hours. Medical, nursing, and dental professionals involved in delivering clinical care, who hold or who aspire to administrative or managerial responsibilities can also enroll in this course.

Additional audiences: Anyone new to administrative and managerial responsibilities in a medical or dental practice, hospital, long-term care facility.

People at physical therapy practices
Pre-med, pre-dental and pre-vet. students wanting some business skills prior to graduation
Dental or veterinary professionals

Course Author: Dr. Robert Karpman, Director of the Business Minor for Life Science Majors, Dyson School for Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.

Dr. Karpman received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix while he was the director of the Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program.

He is currently the founder and CEO of Geri-Safe, Ltd., a start-up company whose mission is to develop and manufacture innovative technology to improve the safety and well-being of elderly individuals.

Dr. Karpman also serves as the director of the Business Minor for Life Science Majors in the Dyson School for Applied Economics and Management, which is part of the College of Business at Cornell University. In this role he encourages students in the Life Sciences to pursue business and management skills. He also serves as a mentor in the Blackstone Launchpad Program.

Sponsoring School: Dyson School for Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.

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Course Outline

Session 1: Managing People in a Healthcare Setting
Course Description:
Managing people in a healthcare setting is all about developing an efficient and successful team through effective communication and good leadership practices. In this course, Dr. Karpman will share his expertise in medicine and business, setting you on a path toward long-term success in healthcare leadership. You’ll have a chance to evaluate yourself and the people you work with, through the lens of your organization's mission, vision, and values. You’ll also work to solve communication issues at both the organizational and individual levels. In the five-part course project, Dr. Karpman will challenge you to define goals and values, plan for performance management, find efficiencies by planning better meetings, refine your mediation skills, and evaluate organizational communication. Dr. Karpman will also talk to you about the importance of promoting a culture of safety, and using time-tested teamwork and performance strategies to improve your organization.
Session 2: Assessing Your Organization's Finances
Course Description
Healthcare professionals in leadership positions must be able to monitor, analyze, and make decisions about the financial status and progress of their organizations. In this course, Dr. Robert Karpman, a surgeon and entrepreneur, presents a guided tour of the basic elements and practices of financial monitoring and management. The goal is to enable healthcare professionals who have little or no previous financial experience to analyze and work with the financial reports of organizations. The course begins with a look at typical financial statements. It proceeds with an examination of financial ratios and how they can be used for benchmarking and performance management. The course concludes with a look at financial projections and how they are used to support business plans. A three-part course project guides you in applying what you learn to your own situation, and a set of tools supports the learning objectives and provides resources you can download for future use.
Session 3: Planning Health Care Investments and Marketing
Course Description
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals today must be prepared to help evaluate strategic investments proposed by their organizations. These may be capital building projects, new healthcare programs, or other major initiatives that require critical analysis of investment versus returns, and consideration of funding options. Another important investment is the effort spent in marketing the services of an organization. In this course, Dr. Robert Karpman, a surgeon and entrepreneur, leads you through the processes used in cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses. He discusses return on investment (ROI), risk, the role of inflation, and how to compare investment opportunities against the returns expected from a simple cash investment. He outlines key considerations in healthcare marketing, another important form of investment. A five-part course project guides you in applying what you learn to your own situation, and a set of tools supports the learning objectives and provides resources you can download for future use.
Session 4: Guiding Your Organization's Costs and Budgets
Course Description
Healthcare organizations today must pay as much attention to their financial performance and profitability as they do to delivery of quality services. Two essential elements in this process are cost accounting and budgeting. This course is designed to help you to use accounting and budgeting techniques to improve your organization’s bottom line. It begins with a look at best practices in cost accounting, and then moves to broader, strategic steps you can take to implement managerial accounting. The latter half of the course focuses on budgeting, including different approaches to budgeting and the importance of addressing budget variances. The four-part course project helps you apply what you learn to your own situation, and a set of templates and downloadable tools provide resources designed to assist you as you implement key concepts in the course.
Session 5: Improving Quality and Performance in Your Organization
Course Description
Patient care, outcomes and safety are of vital importance in healthcare. Healthcare leaders must maintain high levels of quality as they embrace new ways of improving operational efficiency. This course focuses on processes, standards, measures and tools that enable you to improve both the quality and efficiency of your healthcare services. The course begins with a look at expectations and standards upheld by rating services and regulatory agencies, and then considers how inpatient and outpatient performance measures can be implemented. It then moves on to address the use of root cause and failure mode analyses, as well as efficiency improvement tools relevant to healthcare. The course concludes with specific steps you can take to improve patient satisfaction scores. The five-part course project helps you apply what you learn to your own situation, and a set of templates and downloadable tools provides resources designed to assist you as you implement key concepts in the course.
Course Duration
  • 3 months
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FAQ

1. Do I access the course through the regular page www.medvarsity.com?

On successful enrollment, your login credentials are provided through eCornell website, you will be using eCornell website www.ecornell.com to access the course and not Medvarsity Course Page.

2. Will Medvarsity be the point of contact for any queries during the course progress?

All communication post Course Activation will be from eCornell and not Medvarsity.
For any queries post activation of course, you can write to helpdesk@ecornell.com and they shall revert with appropriate guidance. eCornell Help Desk is staffed Monday through Friday, around the clock (Eastern Time zone).
Prior to Course activation, any queries can be directed to bravo@medvarsity.com. Bravo Team works Monday to Friday Timings : 9:00am to 6:00pm IST; 1 &3 Saturdays Timings - 9:00am to 1:00pm IST.

3. If in any case I'm unable to complete the course due to personal issues, will there be an extension?

There will be no extension of course after course expiry.

4. Can students from across the globe apply for these courses?

Medvarsity is authorized to enroll students from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Srilanka, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Iraq, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Myanmar and India.
Students from regions other than the above will need to visit www.ecornell.com inorder to enroll.

5. Are there any prerequisites for enrollment?

As these programs are professional development certificate programs, there are no prerequisites or formal admission processes required for enrollment.

6. Who can apply for this course?

Medical, nursing, and dental professionals involved in delivering clinical care, who hold or who aspire to administrative or managerial responsibilities can enroll in this course.

7. Do eCornell Certificate programs count towards accreditations?

Many of eCornell's certificate programs count towards professional credits. eCornell has been approved for re-certifications for the following associations:
HRCI – HR Certification Institute (http://www.hrci.org/)
PMI – Project Management Institute (http://www.pmi.org/)

8. What is the mode of delivery/learning for these courses?

All courses in our certificate programs are taught 100% online through eCornell’s online learning management system.
Courses contain learning modules that feature interactive discussions, video / text lectures, quizzes, case studies, course projects, and a variety of online tools to ensure satisfactory understanding of subject matter.

9. Do the courses have a specific start date or can we enroll through the year?

eCornell courses normally start every two weeks. Please speak with one of our Admission Officers now for specific details.

10. Do you provide Installment facility to the aspiring students and how does it work?

Yes, you will be provided with 3 easy Installments and below is the pattern:
First Installment can be paid via CC Avenue, NEFT/RTGS, Cheque/DD at the time of enrollment. Your login credentials will be issued and First Two Modules of the course will be activated upon successful payment clearance.
Your next two Installments PDC’s should be couriered to the below Corporate Office Address:
Block B, II Floor,
Sanali Infopark, LV Prasad Marg,
Jubilee Hills, Park View Enclave,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500034
On successful clearance of Second Installment, your next two modules of the course will be activated.
Similarly on successful clearance of Third Installment, your last module of the course will be activated.

11. Will I get eCornell Certification?

The Business Excellence for Healthcare Professionals course is developed by the Dyson School of Cornell University. On successful completion of all 5 courses the final certificate is issued by Cornell University. All individual courses are certified by eCornell.


Sample Certificate

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12. Will the Certificate be valid globally?

Yes, Cornell University is one of the Ivy League University and is recognized world-wide.

13. Do you support Placement post completion of course?

At this point of time we do not provide placement support to any of our graduates. From time to time, on request from recruiters and based on explicit permission from our students, we may share their contact details.

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