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MS in Management:

Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Created and taught in collaboration with
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

You’ll define the leading edge.

  • You’ll have the capabilities to shape digital transformation, to define what’s next.  A special leadership-level blend of strategic management, digital health, and transformation knowledge and skills will equip you to make a difference right now and into the future, even as technologies change.
  • You’ll be taught by world-leading experts in innovation and digital transformation. You’ll learn from a team of star faculty from Northeastern University and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, plus top executives from Mayo Clinic. And you’ll do case studies drawn from the real world of Mayo Clinic.
  • You’ll hone skills through an immersive, personal online learning experience. In addition to on-demand course content, you’ll get optional weekly “faculty connect” sessions and office hours, opportunities for mentorship, a learning concierge, group discussions and projects, an ongoing series of experiential learning opportunities, and more.

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Who the program is for

  • Managers or executives in hospital systems and other healthcare organizations who want to leverage cutting-edge practices in digital transformation.
  • Healthcare workers who would like a change in career path to one in management in the healthcare industry.
  • Managers and executives outside of healthcare who want to transition into the field.

Content and teaching that will transform you.

Content combines a grounding in technology with business fundamentals, from finance to applied human skills like creativity, innovation, and people management. Star faculty come from both Northeastern University and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Top executives from Mayo Clinic also teach and interact with students.

A master’s degree in 12 months—or a certificate.

You can earn an MS in Management: Digital Transformation in Healthcare degree from Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Or you can earn one or more graduate certificates on key aspects of healthcare transformation. You can pursue a certificate and later decide to apply to the degree program.

Fully online. Expertly designed.

Complete your coursework on your schedule. Get courses on demand, along with special content like regular video “spotlights” with experts from Mayo Clinic. They’re all connected to a rich and rewarding online ecosystem that includes weekly “faculty connect” sessions and regular office hours, opportunities for mentorship, a learning concierge, a buzzing community of fellow learners, and more.

Continuous experiential learning.

You’ll practice by doing, not just reading and viewing. You’ll practice –and get feedback—throughout the entire course, not just at the endpoint. You’ll analyze examples, interact with experts, do hands-on projects, and more. And each course starts with a case study drawn from Mayo Clinic.

Employer-driven course design

What you’ll learn

The program covers content employers say best prepares managers for the digital transformation of healthcare.

Digital Health
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Information Systems
  • Information Visuals and Dashboards for Business
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
Healthcare Transformation
  • Enterprise Growth and Innovation
  • Service Innovation and Management
  • Improving the Patient Experience through Informatics and Analytics
  • Managing Healthcare Supply Chain Operations
Strategic Healthcare Management
  • Strategic Management for Healthcare Organizations
  • Managing Ethics in the Workplace and Marketplace
  • Healthcare Finance
  • The American Healthcare System

Master’s or certificate

The master’s is made up of three areas: digital health, healthcare transformation, and strategic healthcare management. If you don’t want to do the full master’s, you can earn a certificate in one or all of those areas. Certificates earned can be applied toward the full master’s if you apply and are accepted into the program. The master’s can be completed in under 12 months.

Northeastern University:

Known for delivering what employers want

Northeastern is known for its connections to employers and their real-world needs – and for developing skilled and practiced talent that delivers. Experiential learning programs that prepare talent to deliver on those needs is a Northeastern signature.

Your Faculty: Innovation Leaders

Program faculty come from Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and Northeastern University.
Here are four of
the key faculty you’ll learn from.

Marc H. Meyer

Marc H. Meyer

Robert J. Shillman Professor or Entrepreneurship, Matthews Distinguished Professor

Professor Meyer founded Northeastern’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, and also leads the Center for Entrepreneurship Education. As an innovation consultant, he has led next-generation product and platform initiatives for companies in the consumer, industrial, healthcare, and financial sectors. These include IBM, Hewlett Packard, EMC, BAE Systems and Philips in technology sectors, and P&G, Pinnacle, Keurig, Mars, and Marmon in consumer products and services.

John Halamka, M.D., M.S.

John Halamka, M.D., M.S.

President, Mayo Clinic Platform

Dr. Halamka is an emergency medicine physician, medical informatics expert and president of the Mayo Clinic Platform, which is focused on transforming health care by leveraging artificial intelligence, connected health care devices and a network of partners. Dr. Halamka has been developing and implementing health care information strategy and policy for more than 25 years. Previously, he was executive director of the Health Technology Exploration Center for Beth Israel Lahey Health, chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Rina C. Vertes

Rina C. Vertes

Lecturer, Finance and Healthcare

Rita C. Vertes’ research and teaching Interests are related to health care strategy and financial management with particular focus on value based payment models (bundled payments, ACOs, shared savings)  and analyses to improve healthcare cost and quality. Vertes participated in the actuarial training program at CIGNA.  She served as the Chief Actuary and Underwriter at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA and is currently a consultant working with health care providers and stakeholders on value based payment models and financial analyses to support risk transfer and performance improvement.

Gilbert Nyaga

Gilbert Nyaga

Associate Professor, Supply Chain and Information Management Group

Professor Nyaga’s primary research interests are in areas of supply chain collaboration, logistics strategy, and health care supply chains. His research has been published in leading supply chain journals such as Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Decision Sciences, Industrial Marketing Management, and Health Care Management Review.

He has conducted consulting projects for Veteran Health Affairs and for CAPS Research and did executive teaching for Dell-EMC and Cardinal Health.