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An Expedited Model for Health Care Administration Programs at the Gradutae Level

JHHSA, Vol. 27 No. 4, (2005)

In this paper, we report the development of a theoretical model
for health care administration programs at the graduate level. Our
model development was prompted by recently-expressed concerns that
the training available to managers and executives in health care fields is
encountering a number of problems: it is typically lengthy and
expensive, and involves too many prerequisites. In terms of content,
the training available may be too narrowly focused on performing
functions, such as accounting, rather than managing the functions. We
begin development by conducting a content analysis of several highly-
regarded programs with commonly identified features. We next
describe how those features can be incorporated into a fast-track, 33
hour program without prerequisites which is consistent with
accreditation guidelines. Implications for executive education and
research are discussed.
Key Word: Healthcare Executive Education

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