Imagine if you could save your healthcare system or your own healthcare practice millions of dollars without losing quality of care. Howard Gitlow helps his students do just that. Gitlow is a professor with The University of Miami's Business School Executive MBA in Health Management & Policy program. US News & World Report ranks it the No. 1 Health Care Executive MBA program in the U.S.
Gitlow's course focuses on quality management and process improvement. His students are required to design and implement a project at their workplace that improves processes and saves money. He says there have been many success stories, including an oncology practice that saved $9.5 million by taking what the student learned and applying it in the real world.
"The student flow-charted his current process, saw how it was doing, found the weak points and was able to dramatically decrease the time it took to see patients, thereby saving money," says Gitlow.