Leading and Managing Healthcare Transformation

Turn your passion into a career leading and managing healthcare change

This first-of-its-kind AI centric certificate program is designed for managers, executives, administrators, clinical professionals and others who seek to advance their healthcare-affiliated career through a focused study. Learn to:

  • Navigate the upcoming paradigm changes and turmoils
  • Implement and manage AI projects in healthcare
  • Leverage new mobile channels to empower patients
  • Embrace the rise of health analytics


Academics and Admissions



Academics and Admissions

A 12-credit blended program, the certificate can be completed both online and in-classroom in as little as one year or at the student's own pace. Additionally, these courses may be applied towards a Master’s in Information Systems, a Master’s in Business Analytics or an MBA at the Smith School.

The program will be offered at our conveniently located Baltimore, Md., facility in the Baltimore BioPark. Classes will be held in the evening to accommodate the schedules of working professional students.

There is no GMAT/GRE required.

A bachelor’s degree is required.


Emerging Trends in Healthcare Transformation

This course will cover a range of different topics selected to enhance students’ understanding of critical policy and market changes and how to lead transformation in their organizations.

Specific modules include: Accountable care organizations, Population health management, MACRA/MIPS and its implications for different players in healthcare, mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry, building an evidence-based culture to leverage data, developing high-performance teams, leading and managing organizational change, precision medicine. (3 credits)

Health Informatics and Information Technologies

This course is targeted at professionals, managers, and consultants in healthcare to develop their understanding of core health informatics knowledge, IT concepts and management skills.

Students will learn about policies, standards and methods relating to electronic health records, telehealth, data analytical systems, cybersecurity, information exchange, data quality, cloud computing, behavior change, population management, personal data collection devices, emerging digital health tools, and how these elements may be implemented and can come together as parts of a system. (3 credits)

Health Economics and Financing

The knowledge will be helpful for better economic analysis and business management in healthcare, including topics such as payer reimbursement negotiation, rate setting, revenue cycle management, and capital projects financing. (3 credits)

Healthcare Operations Management and Marketing

This course will introduce a variety of tools that have been used to reduce costs, minimize waste and create value in the healthcare sector. This course will focus on two critical aspects of marketing in the context of hospitals and other health delivery organizations: service quality and customer relationship management. (3 credits)


Estimated Tuition & Fees for the Entire Program

Credits 12
Tuition $18,456
Fees $160
Total $18,616

Tuition: Based on $1,538 per credit hour (available to both in-state and out-of-state students).

Fees: Based on a university fee per semester. UMD student fees are approximately $80 per semester.

The tuition and fees mentioned above are estimated for a 2020 start and are subject to approval by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.


Competitive scholarships are available to all students participating in the first two years of this new program. Please contact us at healthleaders@rhsmith.umd.edu for more details.

Terp Payment Plan

The best way to avoid lump-sum payments and cover the gap between financial aid and the cost of education without resorting to additional borrowing from alternative sources is to enroll in the interest-free TERP Payment Plan.

By enrolling in this plan, you can spread your payments over either eight or ten months. The annual enrollment fee is $50 for the ten-month plan or $80 for the eight-month plan. You can include most university charges: tuition, fees, and parking permits. You can also arrange to have your monthly payments debited directly from your checking or savings account.

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