Do you want to revolutionalize the future of healthcare?

The Graduate Certificate Program in Health Innovation & Implementation Science is focused on providing busy professionals with the skill sets needed to become change leaders within the healthcare system.  Agile Implementation will give you the skills to lead change within any healthcare organization.  You will be equipped with the following skills to achieve health care transformation: identifying, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based practices, as well as, developing innovative models of care when evidence-based practices do not exist.

We define Innovation as the conversion of a new idea into a successful health care solution that provides high value for patients, and Implementation Science as the development of tools, processes, and strategies for rapid, efficient, and sustainable adoption of evidence-based practices in the real-world.

Through our program you will gain the leadership skills needed to move your health system, clinic or practice to a value-based, patient-centric environment at the same or lower cost.

Important Info

Duration of Program: 12 months

IUPUI Campus Requirements: One weekend a month

Additional Requirements: Zoom call every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm EST

Sample Courses

Innovation and Implementation Science I

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.


Health Outcomes and Evaluation in Implementation Science

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.


Leading Change, Teams and Projects

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.

Featured Faculty

Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH Founding Director, Chief Innovation & Implementation Officer

Jose Azar, MD

Co-Founder, Chief Clinical Engagement Officer

I am excited about the knowledge and skill set of graduates of this certificate will bring to the healthcare industry. They will be well positioned to lead, manage or work within high performing team to facilitate the change ahead for all healthcare delivery systems. This program will help them gain knowledge and skills around population health, evidence-based care practices, team-based care delivery, and ultimately how to create well organized systems of care.
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Dennis Murphy
MHA President, Chief Executive Officer, Indiana University health
The Graduate Certificate in Health Innovation & Implementation Science is one of the best programs I have been a part of in my nursing career. I am learning new concepts that are applicable to my current work. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in being part of the changing healthcare environment.
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Shelley Suarez
The challenges ahead in healthcare require dynamic clinical leaders-those who can innovate and successfully implement evidence-based practices. At Eskenazi Health, we value these types of thinkers who help provide the best care to our patients and our community. I am excited about the knowledge and skill set the graduates of this certificate will bring to the healthcare industry.
Chris Weaver
Senior Vice-President Clinical Effectiveness, IU Health