DULUTH, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), the organization that created the de facto standard in certification in integrative medicine for healthcare practitioners to assure exemplary holistic care, announced it will offer its first course and certification in Integrative Health Administration. The new course and certification program entitled, Certification in Integrative Health Administration (CIHA) will be held as a post-conference October 30 and 31 as part of the AIHM annual conference: Science and Connection: A New Era of Integrative Health and Medicine in San Diego. It is designed for healthcare executives including CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, clinicians, and professionals in marketing, strategic planning, nurse management, as well as supervisors and directors. Enrollment is limited to 150 in 2014.
“Bringing Integrative Medicine to Your Practice and Health Care System.”
The course includes two days of onsite activities followed by six hours of online learning entitled, “Bringing Integrative Medicine to Your Practice and Health Care System.” The online learning portion includes nine modules. Each module is followed by a brief online post-test; each must be completed by December 15th, 2014. Participants must achieve a score of 80 percent on each post-test to earn certification.
The program leader is F. Nicholas (Nick) Jacobs, FACHE, a ground breaking national consultant in implementation of comprehensive integrative care programs in major healthcare systems. Jacobs is the author of two books on integrative care. His work has attracted the attention of the national media including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, USA Today, Becker’s Hospital News, and professional journals and websites. Jacobs is a partner at SunStone Management Resources, VxVentures and LifeSEQ, LLC.
According to Jacobs, “Delivery of excellent integrative healthcare is not enough. Intelligent patient care must be accompanied by business acumen to assure economic survival. We are finally moving toward health care that is outcome based. Outcomes in healthcare are a two-sided coin: the health of the patient on one side, and the economic health of the medical institution on the other.”
Participants in the certification program will gain deeper knowledge about evidence based integrative medicine approaches. Utilization of these modalities assist in diagnosing the underlying causes of health conditions, and can drive down the cost of healthcare. This knowledge is becoming a key ingredient to economic survival.
In addition to Jacobs, other luminaries in integrative medicine will teach the course, including Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM, Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, Mark Tager, MD, and Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP. The program includes an exclusive tour and private reception at Dr. Guarneri’s state-of-the-art integrative center, Pacific Pearl in La Jolla.
The certification fee is $1500 including tuition, course materials, online content plus associated post-tests, certificate, breakfast and lunch both days, and the aforementioned tour and reception at Pacific Pearl. Participants who are also attending the main conference will receive a $600 discount off the CIHA fee. A discounted group rate of $1200 per person is also available. Please call Scripps directly to register a group at 858-652-5400.
The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) is an international, interdisciplinary, member-centric organization that educates and certifies healthcare professionals to assure exemplary holistic care. The AIHM’s training incorporates evidence-based research, emphasizes person-centered care, and embraces all global healing traditions. www.abihm.org/aihm
Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
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