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Allied Healthcare Management Degree Program

Allied Health Degree - Allied Healthcare Management Degree Program
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Build on your healthcare experience to prepare for management

Regardless of how the U.S. healthcare system has changed, or whether the focus is on delivery of patient care or taking care of the business of healthcare, one thing remains constant: healthcare is ultimately about helping people.

New technologies, breakthrough treatments, and the growth of an aging population all mean an ever-expanding need for qualified, educated, healthcare professionals. In fact, related careers are projected to grow at the above-average rate of 18% by 2025,1 so you’re more likely to find management opportunities in a variety healthcare settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician practices, and more.

Save time and tuition: Transfer up to 24 patient-care technical credits

And the best part is, you can quickly advance your career with this unique degree completion program. If you are certified, licensed, registered, or have completed an associate’s degree in healthcare or an approved related discipline, you could receive credit for what you already know. Franklin transfers up to 24 patient-care technical credits so you can finish your degree faster—saving you valuable time and tuition dollars.

No experience or technical credits? No problem. You can break into the healthcare industry with Franklin's Healthcare Management Major.

Complete your degree—and move into management

At Franklin, you’ll acquire the skills employers look for in these critical areas: healthcare planning, healthcare systems, healthcare operations management, healthcare financial management, and compliance and risk management.

Not only will you be grounded in the fundamentals, but our relevant curriculum also incorporates current industry insights and the latest trends in healthcare management, including changes in healthcare delivery systems, the future of healthcare financing, the impact of healthcare reform, and legislative healthcare policy proposals. Upon completion of this distinctive degree program, you’ll be well prepared to take on the many challenges facing today’s—and tomorrow’s— healthcare managers

Gain practical experience with real-life, hands-on assignments

You’ll be involved in practical, hands-on field work and projects, too, as you learn in real-life situations, gain experience in performance measurement, strategic auditing, and more, all while you connect through professional networking opportunities.

Franklin gives you a unique vantage point too: the benefit of relevant, up-to-date industry knowledge delivered by successful working professionals. You’ll learn from experienced practitioners such as Jamie Phillips, Senior Vice President of Operations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Kent Holloway, CEO of Lifeline of Ohio.

Earn your degree from a university built for busy adults

Earn your degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online or pursue available coursework at one of our Midwest locations. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today.

1Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)

Gain The Skills Employers Desire

  • Healthcare Planning
    • Develop annual business plans to achieve financial goals while ensuring consistency in delivery and quality of care
    • Direct strategic planning and goal-setting processes, ensuring key stakeholder involvement
    • Provide leadership for planned, systematic, organization-wide approaches to quality design, performance, and improvement
    • Develop performance improvement initiatives to achieve case retention and financial profitability, while mitigating risk
    • Establish and maintain a monitoring and analysis infrastructure to assess organizational performance
    • Provide organizational development strategy, direction, and counsel to leadership and employees
    • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses in support of strategic planning, performance management, and program implementation
  • Healthcare Systems
    • Understand the impact of healthcare reform on different stakeholders in the healthcare delivery system in order to affect change
    • Identify hot-button issues confronting healthcare organizations, examining causes, and developing breakthrough solutions
    • Position organizations within the healthcare value chain to best capitalize on industry and regulatory changes
    • Evaluate the current healthcare system, creating recommendations for further development and improvement
    • Leverage understanding of the entire continuum of care that comprises the U.S. healthcare delivery system to identify issues and recommend solution
  • Healthcare Operations Management
    • Improve performance by measuring clinical effectiveness, monitoring safety metrics, and performing life safety and environment of care audits
    • Analyze patient satisfaction data and quality assurance reports to identify improvement opportunities
    • Ensure efficient operations, maximizing physician productivity while delivering quality patient care
    • Manage the effectiveness of care delivery and organizational infrastructure in support of profitable operations
    • Develop standards, processes, and protocols to reduce medical expenses and increase quality scores
    • Direct day-to-day operations and decision making, including managing resources, personnel, inventory, and workflow
    • Review and improve operational activities to meet best practice standards and achieve workflow efficiencies
    • Create infrastructure, policies, and procedures to drive continuous process and patient care improvements
  • Healthcare Financial Management
    • Manage high-level financial and analytical analyses, including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting
    • Conduct proactive, insightful analyses, identifying key operational issues, and providing timely, focused reporting of income, expenses, and loss
    • Compute financial ratios to illustrate trends and comparisons for use in decision making
    • Conduct monthly and quarterly analyses of financial results vs. forecasts, budgets, and prior year
    • Drive improvements in revenue growth and profitability, addressing budget vs. forecast gaps
    • Prepare research and analysis on financial and expense performance, costing, budgeting, rate of return, depreciation, and working capital
    • Develop frameworks, models, and financial metrics to facilitate decision making on a variety of business issues
    • Analyze industry trends and conditions, using findings to prepare corresponding financial forecasts
    • Conduct analyses of operating and financial metrics, including actual results vs. planned and forecasted, perpetuating forward-thinking improvement recommendations
  • Compliance & Risk Management
    • Prioritize areas of organizational risk, incorporating them into quality improvement plans
    • Ensure personnel and facilities exceed appropriate regulatory requirements for healthcare products and services
    • Provide risk management and patient safety recommendations to improve patient care and mitigate risk
    • Develop, implement, and oversee quality risk management programs with associated processes, procedures, training, and tools
    • Facilitate delivery of specialized education and training concerning compliance responsibilities
    • Engage in best practices to meet regulatory compliance and ensure systems meet filing and reporting requirements

Career Opportunities

  • Health Services Manager

    Health Services Managers plan, direct, and coordinate the delivery of quality healthcare while working with various facility staff to ensure effectiveness and profitability.

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  • Health Systems Manager

    Health Systems Managers provide technical leadership, including enhancing systems and developing analytics, in support of system-wide productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness.

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  • Healthcare Administrator

    Healthcare Administrators direct the business aspects of quality healthcare delivery, overseeing all operational needs including human resources, finance, and marketing.

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  • Healthcare Strategist

    Healthcare Strategists define and develop actionable marketing strategies to represent the brand and influence patient perception of that brand.

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  • Hospital Administrator

    Hospital Administrators oversee day-to-day operations, including tracking operational services, resolving issues and complaints, and ensuring adequate resources and equipment.

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  • Hospital Manager

    Hospital Managers assist in the planning and coordination of healthcare delivery, including supervising medical and health information staff.

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  • Operations Administrator

    Operations Administrators formulate policies, manage daily operations, plan the use of human resources and materials, and coordinate staff activities.

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  • Physician Practice Manager

    Physician Practice Managers oversee the business aspects of a medical practice, including hiring, training, and supervising medical office staff.

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  • Strategic Healthcare Consultant

    Strategic Healthcare Consultants give objective insight into operational and/or communication issues and provide leadership with improvement and policy recommendations.

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  • Allied Health Department Supervisor

    Allied Health Department Supervisors ensure smooth, efficient operation by allied health professionals, including audiologists, dietitians, medical technologists, occupational therapists, and radiographers.

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  • Medical Device Company Manager

    Medical Device Company Managers oversee the production, marketing and/or sale of medical devices, such as instruments and implants, used to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure medical conditions and diseases.

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  • Ambulatory Center Manager

    Ambulatory Center Managers oversee the business aspects of outpatient facilities, including monitoring financial performance, reducing expenditures, and allocating resources.

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  • Medical Insurance Company Administrator

    Medical Insurance Company Administrators assess potential exposure to financial risk, working to limit or eliminate liability claims.

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Employment Outlook

Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) - June 2016

Our Recipe For Your Success

Academic & Industry Experts

Classes are taught and designed by credentialed professionals with real-world experience.

  • Programs are designed by combining the insight of industry leaders with the academic expertise of our faculty, ensuring what you learn translates into on-the-job success.

  • Academic concepts and theories are brought to life through our teaching faculty’s professional expertise, and can be immediately applied in your career.

  • Faculty with industry experience teach our courses, not graduate students or life-time academics, so you learn not only the theories behind the practice but also how to apply them in real-world situations.

Relevant & Consistent Curriculum

What you learn is a reflection of the program you choose, not the format in which it’s applied.

  • All programs are designed for learning outcomes to flow from the program level into actual coursework.

  • This top-down approach allows credentialed professionals to customize assignments based on trending industry topics without deviating from a program’s core outcomes.

  • Regardless of your professor or the format of your class, you receive the same quality education.

Hands-On Learning Experience

Franklin's coursework teaches not only theories and concepts, but also how they apply to practical situations.


  • Professional course designers ensure that class activities such as learning simulations, case studies, interactive videos, and group exercises are relevant and appropriate.

  • A curriculum development team is dedicated to making sure all courses are intuitively designed so content is taught in a logical manner that facilitates your success in the classroom and beyond.

Continuously Evolving Programs

Consistent program reviews ensure our programs stay at the forefront of industry trends.

  • Survey results and feedback from student and faculty assessments are reviewed regularly so that our programs are always improving and up-to-date.

  • A structured review process helps identify industry gaps that guide curriculum enhancements allowing our academic and industry experts to regularly implement new industry trends.

  • Regular assessment provides hard data that is used to improve student learning and teaching methods.

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