Healthcare Courses

These courses combine research with real-world insights from healthcare administrators and facilities experts. Courses are developed by faculty members from Cornell’s College of Human Ecology as well as its Sloan Program in Health Administration, a prestigious graduate program that has been educating the next generation of health-management leaders for more than 50 years. These courses are ideal for clinicians, healthcare administrators, or others embarking on a healthcare-management career, and provide essential skills for meeting system-design, cost, and patient-centered goals.

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Basic Tools for Facility Planning
COURSE ID: SLN562


The process of designing a healthcare facility has a special mission: to have a positive impact on its many users—including patients, families, visitors, nurses, physicians, and other clinical and non-clinical staff—while simultaneously fostering cost-effective operations. This course introduces the must-know concepts and related terminology of healthcare facility planning.

Improving Quality and Performance of Healthcare Services
COURSE ID: DYS516


Guiding Your Organization’s Costs and Budgets
COURSE ID: DYS515


Addressing Healthcare Economics
COURSE ID: DYS514


Planning Healthcare Investments and Marketing
COURSE ID: DYS513


Assessing Your Organization’s Finances
COURSE ID: DYS512


Managing People in a Healthcare Setting
COURSE ID: DYS511


Planning and Designing a Healing Environment
COURSE ID: SLN561


How can you be sure that capital improvement projects in your organization incorporate best practices and achieve their intended goals? The answer is to look at the evidence: what are the approaches that other healthcare facilities undertaking similar projects have used that have worked?

Navigating the Healthcare Regulatory Environment
COURSE ID: DYS517


Practice Based Research
COURSE ID: SLN563


When a healthcare organization is potentially committing millions of dollars to a capital improvement project, it's critical to ensure that the design conforms to best practices and is likely to achieve the intended results. This course lays out a practical approach to conducting small-scale, relatively rapid empirical research studies targeting a specific project, in contrast to relying exclusively on the published EBD research literature.

Revising and Implementing Your Strategic Plan
COURSE ID: SLN553


Learn how to design and implement a strategic plan that best reflects organizational goals. Periodic assessment and revision are usually necessary and generally smart business.

Strategic Planning for Healthcare Organizations
COURSE ID: SLN552


Strategic planning in healthcare requires a shift in perspective; the service provider must make decisions and strategize like a modern businessperson. Learn to evaluate the overall health of the organization and implement long-term plans for sustainability and success.

Transformational Excellence: Change Leadership in Healthcare
COURSE ID: SLN551


To be competitive, reduce risk and meet patients' needs, hospitals and healthcare organizations must transform the way they deliver services and manage change. Identifying areas at risk and in need of improvement is the first step toward making healthcare organizations operate more efficiently and safely.