good afternoon everyone let me add my
welcome to everyone I’m delighted that you’re here. for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Tom D’Aunno. I’m the program director. I’m walking
in the shoes of John Billings and you know how great he is because you saw his
WagTalk and I am an organizational psychologist by training so I’m focused on the people side of management and let me see what else I can tell you about myself I have been teaching health care management for 35 years. This is the probably the part where you’re supposed to say “dang!”
This is year 35, I have taught at such places as Michigan, the University of Chicago, Columbia University. But of all the
places I have worked at, I happen to like it here the best for lots of reasons that we will talk about. I’d like to spend just a few minutes giving a very brief overview of
our program and then opening up for questions and hopefully you’ll have lots
of good questions we have good questions at our table here and we’ll try to get
some discussion going and then actually we also have time for you to take a
break and stretch a bit before the next event so across New York City across
New York state and across the United States that matter across the globe
everyday there are millions of people who cannot get access to health care
that they need there are millions who pay too much all of us maybe pay too
much for what we’re getting and even when we get in the door and pay too much
the quality is not what it should be it is the mission of this program to put
tools in your hands to make a difference as policy analyst, policy
advocates and managers and leaders of systems here and around the world to
make a difference on cost quality and access to healthcare that’s what we aim to do I think we do a great job in it and we would like to have you join us in that mission
so here’s how we do it I’m going to show you just a couple of slides
here is a mission putting a little bit more formal words on a nice purple or fuchsia look okay we start off with a core set of courses and I just want to
spend a bit on these and and actually differentiate from a master of Health
Administration program or MBA or other programs that might be interested in
putting MPH Master of Public Health what do you see here I think is an
outstanding set of core courses that helps you get ready to be manager and
policy analyst in healthcare and then for that matter in any any field that
you want to go into there’s microeconomics understanding economic
tools and principles of managing public service organizations this is actually
of course that near and dear to my heart because I’m an organizational
psychologist I have taught this course or similar courses like it for those
many years that I’ve mentioned and this is about leading people teams
organizational change understanding the role of organizational mission and
values and culture and organizational performance then there’s an introductory
course in financial management introduction to public policy how a policy made right key issues there how does policy affect so many different sectors of our lives and then we have statistical methods which we’re fortunate enough to have Jan as an outstanding teacher of staff and so in my mind these courses provide a very
strong foundation for whether or not you’re going into management or policy
why because we believe in cross-training we believe that managers should
understand the policy context in which they are working we believe that that
policy folks need to meet these same sorts of people skills that you see here
from this course and of course policy folks need to know economic analyses and statistical analyses too as to managers health care managers need to be able to answer a question how do I know if a program is working what kind of
data do can I get on it and what difference does it whichever’s does it
make um so very quickly in contrast to let’s say a master of Health
Administration and in the master of health administration they’ll get all these
courses the only real difference actually is that these courses provide
examples for many different kinds of of sectors important sectors and the master
of Health Administration will provide those limited to health care but otherwise the skills that you’re learning the concept the skills the tools to make
a difference they’re the same we have here at Wagner I think this is one of
our strengths we have a number of different specializations of course we
have health services management but in the policy side we have analysis so
people who are really dedicating their careers to understanding the impact of
policy what difference do they make who do they affect at home as well as
understanding on the the analytic side of it on what about policy options shall
we choose policy A or policy B what difference will it make
we also what you have an advocacy track this is for folks who want to develop
skills and saying okay I think I know what policies work there’s some evidence
base out there as John was describing earlier this morning let’s try to
advocate and make governments and make communities use the policies that we know work and not use the ones that don’t work we teach advocacy skills there of course here we have health finance health services financial management there is an interesting twist on this it’s
mainly focused on the finances of providers of healthcare the places like
NYU Langone that you heard from but this is actually more in the public
financing side so the we actually have some folks here who work for New York City Hospital Health Corporation they have a very large of course right the public
financing world there because they’re mainly financed with public dollars whether they’re state local or federal we
also have an international health specialization and finally as John like
to say when he was when he was running the program and if you can’t figure out
any one of these we can also customize it, a specialization for you I kind of
discourage that but anyway you can do that again questions on these I’ll show
you once maybe if you want to show you I’ll show you two more slides and then we can pause for questions
I’ll show you what’s involved here you can see the health services management
specialization I took this as a basic set of courses for you to see um you can
see here there’s an introduction to health policy and management this a
course I teach this is about leadership managing people teams
organizational change this is is also strategy involved here continuous
quality improvement information technology health economics human
resources and more finance and accounting so basically you can see here
I think a very well-rounded curriculum that gives you the skills that knowledge
that you that you need to actually be a successful manager in lots of different
parts of healthcare so some our a lot of times I tend to think of managers
in a big healthcare provider systems but it turns out that we have graduates who
work at insurance companies they use these same tools we have graduates who
work in smaller federally-qualified health centers or smaller clinics the
same kind of tools so I think these these tools in this knowledge are very
portable in any type of broadly defined challenges for healthcare management
you can see here that a lot of these courses are actually similar to courses
that you would have if you were in an MBA program or certainly in MHA ah
this is actually not an entirely up-to-date list it leaves out some
important ones but you can see that there’s some here one of the things that
I’m actually proud of our students in addition to all of this
great list here is that they are very there in the last three years we’ve had
three students go to McKinsey Consulting which is often times considered no offense Christine, well you know about McKinsey anyway three students have gone there in the last three years and you can see these other other variety of places that they go on
the health policy specialization these are their required courses these courses
are also quite important this one in particular is close to the evaluation
skill so that was mentioning a minute ago Sherry our dean teaches
health economic principles and then let me round that out a little bit you can see
for the analytics track Jan you’re teaching estimating impact don’t you?
yeah on the this in my mind is one of the is an incredibly strong set of
courses for developing your skills to actually analyze the effects of policy
and policy options really strong faculty really strong set of skills down
here same can be said for the advocacy track you can see that we have here
electives and there’s some electives down here for the advocacy track as well oh I thought I had a slide about it there, but I guess not
okay I’m sorry I thought I’d have a slide about the jobs for policy folks
but in fact they they also have a great set of jobs that they have taken over
over the years so let me stop there and see if you have questions