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IHE partners with Athabasca University on health economics micro-credential course

The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) is partnering with Athabasca University to develop a new four-course micro-credential in health economics.  Health care planning and delivery are undergoing fundamental shifts due to innovations including precision medicine, artificial intelligence, and rapid expansion of virtual and remote health care delivery. Capitalising on these transformative technologies requires a workforce that can assess and understand the benefits and costs of these new models, including potential impact for patients.

IHE Chief Scientific Officer Dr Jeff Round notes, “I am excited to be working with Athabasca University’s professional development arm, PowerED™, and the Faculty of Health Disciplines to deliver training that addresses an important skills gap in Alberta. This micro-credential will arm health professionals and managers with crucial skills that increasingly necessary to do their jobs in a rapidly changing environment. Just as importantly, this micro-credential will support people currently working in other fields to develop new skills, equipping them for new jobs and careers in health care and health economics”

IHE has a significant commitment and history in building capacity to conduct health economics analysis in Alberta. Athabasca University is a leader in providing lifelong learning and education. Through the partnership we will bring our breadth and depth of content expertise to a wide range of learners across Alberta. Capitalising on PowerED’s digital-first content approach and flexible online offering provides learners opportunities to engage with content at a time and place that is right for them. 

Athabasca University’s announcement can be viewed here: https://news.athabascau.ca/power-ed/new-micro-credential-addresses-health-economics-skills-gap/


For further information

John Sproule, Senior Policy Director, Institute of Health Economics,

Ph: 780-862-1905

Email: [email protected]