Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 17, 2008
Apparently for clinical professionals, extensive knowledge about human anatomy can only take you so far up the company ladder.
Yesterday, the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management unveiled its newest one-year program: Master of Management in Health Care. Essentially, it is tailored to equip clinical professionals with the know-how they need to manage employees, programs and procedures.
The program will educate clinicians, physicians and nurse managers (those with management duties) who have been sponsored by their medical organizations. These organizations could also see immediate results, as the program includes a team capstone project where students apply business concepts to one of their company’s current problems.
In a press release distributed yesterday, Larry Van Horn, director of the Health Care MBA program, said, “The cost, quality and access problems facing the U.S. health care system are monumental. The clinician who understands the science of medicine and the science of business is in a position to create more value for our health care system.” Could Vanderbilt’s program help fix America’s health care problem? What are your thoughts?--Matthew Lawyue