Innovation and Implementation Science Graduate Certificate Program
Explore healthcare transformation with the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Implementation Science (IIS) from the Indiana University School of Medicine. This program is tailored for those passionate about enhancing healthcare practices. Through IIS coursework, you'll establish a solid foundation to enhance care processes, influence patient and clinician behaviors, and drive effective and sustainable change within your organization. Engage in hands-on assignments, practicing Agile Implementation tools like confirming demand and executing termination plans. Sharpen your business skills with networking and pitching to stakeholders.
Our diverse cohorts comprise physicians, nurses, consultants, administrators, executives, and researchers. They come from various backgrounds, including academic medical centers, health systems, urban and rural hospitals, as well as pharmaceutical, insurance, and device companies. Join a community committed to reshaping healthcare for the better.
In the year 2022, we conducted a survey among alumni who were part of the 2016–2021 cohorts to assess the impact and effectiveness of the Innovation and Implementation Science graduate program.
Students will study the transfer of evidence-based knowledge into routine practice with a focus on physician practices, continuum of care, and community settings. Innovation and implementation strategies and models will be examined with a focus on outcome measures, fidelity, changing reimbursement and new accountable care and shared savings delivery models.
Students will explore stakeholder outcomes and program evaluation methods related to implementation projects and trials, and ongoing program evaluation. The focus is on addressing practitioners’ need for informed decision-making. Topics covered include comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes, quality improvement cycles, and rapid learning health care systems.
This course focuses on the robust design of an evidence-based intervention to achieve better care, lower costs, and better patient-centered outcomes. By focusing on effective design, the intervention should result in lower implementation costs, higher stakeholder acceptance, a more rapid time to full scalability, and higher quality of care.
This course provides foundational knowledge and practical skills for leading and implementing a new health care invention in diverse types of health care settings. The course emphasizes complex adaptive systems, change strategies, leadership, teaming, and project management with a focus on the unique aspects of innovation and implementation science.
Through an organizational sponsor and faculty mentorship, this practicum synthesizes previous coursework and demonstrates competencies in designing evidence-based interventions and care models to deliver better care, lower costs, and higher patient-centered outcomes. The first practicum project course focuses on identifying an opportunity for a planned change and designing the intervention.
This practicum builds on the work done in the prerequisite course and continues the project identified therein. The focus of the second practicum course is on intervention design, organizational assessment, and change management planning. Outcomes of this course include development of a project evaluation system, data collection processes, and feedback systems to monitor the initial success of the project, as well as to inform timely revisions as needed.
Tuition and Financial Assistance
Tuition and Fees
The cost for the 2024-2025 Graduate Certificate in Health Innovation and Implementation Science is $1,323.50 per credit hour, totaling 15 credit hours for the entire program.
We offer various payment plans, including pre-payment and deferred options, enabling students to pay tuition on a monthly basis. For details on the deferment payment option, please refer to the Bursar's office.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Explore financial assistance through private, credit-based alternative loans, allowing borrowing up to the full cost of attendance, minus other aid.
We're thrilled to offer two scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. To be considered, please submit your program application first, then contact us to apply for the scholarship.
Tuition Benefits and Sponsorships
Take advantage of tuition benefits from Indiana University and our healthcare partners. Employers may establish a sponsorship account with the Bursar's office as a Third Party Sponsor. Check with your employer to explore available options.
IU Full-Time Employees: For the 2024-2025 academic year, the tuition benefit subsidy for IU full-time employees is $4,151.25 per term.