The master’s degree in Applied Health Care Economics and Outcomes Management (AHCE) at Washington & Jefferson College is designed to provide mid-career health care professionals with the essential economic skills, knowledge of multidisciplinary health services and understanding of data analysis necessary to advance their careers.
Students will learn valuable skills from expert faculty with substantial practical experience. Topics of study include population health outcomes management, health technology/cost-effectiveness assessment, health care financing and behavioral economics, ”Big Data”, ACO’s and Provider Risk Contracts, pharmaceutical drug utilization, and reducing “high-risk” consumer health behavior.
The AHCE is a blended learning program. Students will complete five week-long residential teaching modules over 20 months, supplemented by online learning. The program is designed to accommodate students’ full-time employment.
At W&J, we have a long record of success in the health professions including the following alumni: Tom Priselac, president and CEO of the Cedars-Sinai Health System; Dick Clark, former CEO and chairman of Merck Pharmaceuticals; Dr. Dennis Slamon, director of clinical/translational research and director of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA; Lyn Dyster, co-founder and former senior vice president of operations at Kinex Pharmaceutics; Keith Ghezzi, managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group; and Pete Mooney, managing director for global life sciences and health care industry group of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.