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Master’s in Healthcare Management Program Director Introduction

By way of brief introduction, I want to welcome you as you learn more about the online Master of Science in Healthcare Management program at American University! My name is Eric Oestmann, PhD, PT (pronounced 'East-man') and I have more than 30 years of healthcare experience in military and private (for profit and nonprofit) settings as a senior level healthcare manager; owner/operator of a healthcare consulting practice since 1995 "OEI Consulting"; and post-secondary healthcare management faculty member since 1997, in addition to extensive clinical experience as a licensed Physical Therapist.

We are very excited to launch this program in 2017 and have designed the curriculum to be ideally suited for healthcare management and healthcare consulting careers based largely on the input of our healthcare executive advisory board. In summary, the Master’s in Healthcare Management curriculum is competency-based whereby students will have opportunities to create a professional portfolio for prospective employers that demonstrates expertise in data analytics, written/presentation communication skills, and decision making among other highly sought after skills.

Our goal is to: Develop an elite group of change agents for healthcare management and healthcare consulting in the 21st century through a unique analytical and competency skill-based curriculum.

In 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 17%+ growth through 2024 for "Medical and Health Services Managers" with a median salary of $94,500.

Enrolled students of the online Healthcare Management Master’s program at American University you are entitled to AOA Student Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Membership for free once they’ve completed nine credit hours.

I would also like to invite you to contact me to schedule a phone or web conference to discuss any questions you may have about the online Master’s program, and/or discuss the career outlook in the industry. My email is oestmann@american.edu. I look forward to working with you, Dr. Eric.

About Eric Oestmann Eric Oestmann
Eric Oestmann has been a Healthcare and Academic Consultant for the past 30+ years. His specialty areas of consulting include HR (employee retention and productivity), Quality Improvement, Leadership Development, Data Analytics, Data Interpretation and Explanation, and Data Driven Decision Making and Recommendations. He has worked in various roles in healthcare management and administration including roles as a CEO, hospital rehabilitation director, and director of physical therapy. He has also taught and developed 82 different healthcare leadership and research related courses from the Associates through Doctoral levels.

To learn more about American University’s online MS in Healthcare Management, request more information or call us toll free at 855-725-7614.