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Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School and Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) announced today they have formed a partnership to offer online professional certificate courses for healthcare workers. Initial courses will focus on healthcare analytics/informatics and healthcare marketing to provide training and education designed to improve workforce development, quality, and, ultimately, patient outcomes.

The agreement combines Pepperdine Graziadio’s experience in creating applied learning and DHGE’s access to data, informatics, and lifelike scenarios. Courses will be co-designed by Pepperdine faculty, practitioners, and industry thought leaders and offered to healthcare professionals who desire to learn the latest healthcare-oriented theories, principles and tools in a convenient, innovative online setting.

“Pepperdine Graziadio will apply deep experience creating analytics courses, particularly in an online setting, that ensure students receive an individualized, relevant, industry-led experience,” said Mark Chun, PhD, department chair of decision sciences‚ information systems‚ and strategy for Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.  

Development of the healthcare analytics/informatics certificates will be led by Pepperdine Graziadio faculty member Samuel Seaman, PhD, professor of decision sciences and the healthcare marketing certificates will be led by Lynda Palmer, MBA, practitioner faculty of marketing.

Our mission is to provide world-class, relevant workforce development programs for the healthcare sector which syncs perfectly with Pepperdine Graziadio’s reputation for high quality, applied programs,” said Andrew Malley, CEO of DHGE.  “Our mixture of industry-focused programs are a co-development between professionals and academic leaders aimed at delivering impact. We look forward to developing a suite of online programs and generating enthusiasm in the healthcare sector.”