Online Programs

2017 Healthcare Management Webinar Series

American University’s School of Professional and Extended Studies will be hosting a series of Webinars with leading experts in healthcare management and data analytics in 2017 that will discuss the career outlook for healthcare management as well as discuss their experience in the healthcare field.

Each Webinar will also share key details on the online MS in Healthcare Management and the online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management.

Emerging Trends in Healthcare Management

  • DATE: July 25, 2017
  • TIME: 1 pm ET
  • SPEAKER: Peggy Bird, Registered Nurse
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Peggy Bird will lead a discussion on emerging trends in healthcare technology.

About Peggy Bird
Peggy Bird has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years working in Neonatal Intensive Care, Healthcare Marketing and as a Director of Education. She earned a Bachelors of Health Science in Clinical Management and Leadership and a Masters of Arts in Education and Human Development in Education Technology Leadership from George Washington University (GWU). In addition, she taught as an online Adjunct Assistant Professor at GWU in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Over the past 11 years she has been implementing Electronic Medical Records as well as consulting to organizations across the US and is a Board Certified Nurse Informaticist. In this role she has held positions including Project Manager, Application Coordinator, Principal Trainer, Business Consultant, Regional Clinical Informaticist, and Clinical Nursing Analyst Consultant.

Healthcare Consulting Opportunities: Internal Consulting

  • DATE: September 21, 2017
  • TIME: 1 pm ET
  • SPEAKER: Eric Oestmann, PhD, PT, Program Director for Online MS in Healthcare Management
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Eric Oestmann will lead a discussion on internal consulting opportunities in healthcare.

About 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.

Healthcare Consulting Opportunities: External Consulting

  • DATE: October 18, 2017
  • TIME: 1 pm ET
  • SPEAKER: Eric Oestmann, PhD, PT, Program Director for Online MS in Healthcare Management
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Eric Oestmann will lead a discussion on external consulting opportunities in healthcare.

About 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.

RECORDING: Analytics & Data-Driven Decision Making

  • DATE: February 15, 2017
  • TIME: 1 pm ET
  • SPEAKER: Dan Meyer, Author, Putting Your Data to Work and the Fundamentals of Business Analytics
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Evaluators can learn from the ways that the corporate sector uses business analytics to understand, interpret, and display Big Data. Key aspects from the corporate sector that are useful for monitoring and evaluation include identifying what data is important, and finding ways to visualize it for consumption. In this webinar, Daniel Meyer discusses analytics solutions relevant to measurement and evaluation.

About Daniel Meyer
Daniel Meyer is passionate about solving problems by bringing together the best talent, cutting edge technology, and successful methodologies. He is an expert on data-driven decision-making, multi-industry analytics, and business intelligence. He is the author of Putting Your Data to Work and the Fundamentals of Business Analytics. Learn more about Dan Meyer.

RECORDING: The Difference Between Healthcare Management and Healthcare Administration

  • DATE: March 29, 2017
  • TIME: 1 pm ET
  • SPEAKER: Eric Oestmann, PhD, PT, Program Director for Online MS in Healthcare Management
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Eric Oestmann will lead a discussion on the difference between healthcare management and healthcare administration, including the responsibilities and skills associated with each role.

About 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. H 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.

RECORDING: Careers in Healthcare Management

  • DATE: June 15, 2017
  • TIME: 1 pm ET
  • SPEAKER: Dr. Jack Nemecek, PhD
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Dr. Jack Nemecek will lead a discussion on the different careers in healthcare management including industries, key skills needed, and job roles in the field.

About Jack Nemecek
Dr. Jack Nemecek is a full time university Professor who has completed two careers, one in healthcare administration and one in public health. Dr. Nemecek began his career in military medicine as an Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy. After 12 years as an Enlisted man, he was Commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps, as a healthcare administrator. He served on active duty for 22 years, serving in numerous capacities as a senior level healthcare administrator, to include Director of Human Resources, Director of Education/Training, Director of Operations, Director of Administration, and Director of U. S. Navy Healthcare Construction West Coast Operations. Upon his retirement from the U. S. Navy, Dr. Nemecek began another career as a Public Health Advisor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from Walden University, an MBA and BBA in healthcare administration from National University, and an AS in Allied Health from George Washington University.

If you are interested in learning more about the online Master’s in Healthcare Management or Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management, request more information or contact an admission advisor at 855-725-7614.