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Deadline to Apply – Exec. Ed. Online: Financial Management in Health Care for Non-Financial Managers

March 10th, 2025

Enhancing Financial Literacy for Healthcare Professionals

Program runs March 18 – 20, 2025

Deadline to apply: March3, 2025

Despite having extensive medical expertise, physician leaders have not always developed the financial literacy needed to manage organizations and create financially sound strategies for delivering health care.

There are many financial characteristics unique to health care that significantly enhance the importance of financial management control – and can also make it challenging to assume fiscal responsibilities. Recent shifts in U.S. health care policy towards payment structures that incent high quality and efficient care, a refocus on value-based care from volume-based care, and an increased emphasis on cost containment and quality measurement add to these challenges.

This online program, designed specifically for financial management for physicians, will increase physician leaders’ competence in the critical area of financial management and control. Led by Harvard experts, you will benefit from a combination of learning approaches, such as case studies and interactive classroom discussions.

Key financial concepts covered in this course include:

  • Differential Costs
  • Full Cost Accounting
  • Management Control Structure

You will learn methods for determining the full cost of delivering health care, examine fixed costs, variable costs, direct costs, indirect, as well as when differential costs should be used rather than full costs.

By the end of the program, you will have the understanding and skills to more effectively manage the planning and control-related activities of your department or division. This includes the ability to interact more effectively with the finance personnel in your hospital and practice settings.

Details

Date: March 10th, 2025
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Trainings and Workshops

Venue

Virtual