Welcome to The Ohio State University!


Welcome to the Master in Healthcare Innovation Program at The Ohio State University.  You are about to embark on one of the most stimulating and impactful journeys of your professional career.  We are happy you chose to join us to improve the health and wellness of those we serve through innovation leadership.  Our ultimate goal is to provide you with real world skills to drive innovation forward in our healthcare system.  This could be in the clinical setting, business office, insurance industry, supply chain, consultation and a variety of other areas.  You are joined in your journey by colleagues with similar goals and ambitions from a variety of disciplines.  You all share many characteristics including risk taking, empathy, passion and drive.  You will guided along the way by world class faculty who have all been there and done that.  The curriculum is state of the art with an emphasis on innovation, complexity theory, complex adaptive systems and design thinking.  As Director, I know you won’t be disappointed with your decision.  I am here for you, so if you ever need anything, do not hesitate to contact me.


Dr. Michael Ackerman

In order to be adequately prepared to begin the MHI program this summer, please review the information on the site thoroughly. The site is designed to provide you with important information you need to know as a new student in the College of Nursing.  More information will be shared with you as the summer semester approaches.  Use the MHI new student to do list to ensure you have completed the necessary requirements prior to the start of the program.


Due to precautions taken by The Ohio State University in reaction to the outbreak of COVID-19, we will host orientation online via Zoom at https://go.osu.edu/mhiorientation2020. Orientation will continue to take place as scheduled on Monday, April 20. Orientation will begin at 8:00 am and last until noon.

Beginning at 1:00 pm, a portion of our Spring 2020 MHI graduates will be presenting their final capstone projects. The link for the Capstone presentations will be distributed soon. All newly admitted students are strongly encouraged to attend some or all of these presentations. You can access these presentations here: https://go.osu.edu/mhicapstones

Please RSVP to orientation by visiting https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8nT5UIvAwPehouV . If you are unable to attend the online orientation at the time it is presented, the sessions will be recorded and distributed at a later date.


If you have any questions about the information contained in this site, please email clark.2829@osu.edu for assistance.


Meet Your Student Affairs, Equity and Inclusion Program Manager: Gina Clark