About us AIHCM
Apollo Institute of Health Care Management (AIHCM) was established in 2008. It is sponsored by Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation (AHERF). The institute is dedicated to developing and nurturing trained health care management professionals through quality education, training, research and institutional networking.
Located within the sprawling campus of Apollo Health City, Asia’s First Health City, in Hyderabad, the institute shares a symbolic existence with reputed health care institutions in the campus.
Health Care is one of the fastest growing and largest service sectors in India. Existing health care organizations are expanding by opening hospitals in new service areas and new organizations are entering with state-of-art equipment, latest technology and market strategies. Consequently competition in health care sector is on the rise. Hitherto, available options are limited to health care consumers but they have now more and better options. Added to this, increased incomes and awareness levels are driving the customers to seek quality health care. The providers in turn need to be more innovative in their approach and offer quality services at competitive prices. They are therefore increasingly confronted with the challenges to ensure cost effective quality care at affordable prices. Besides, India is also eyeing for global health care market to emerge as one of the possible leading destinations for international patient care. All this necessitates a specially trained cadre of professional management graduates in health care.
About MBA (HHCM) Course:
The Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Hospital & Health Care Management i.e. MBA (HHCM) is a two years, four semesters, full-time on-campus programme. It is offered by Dr. BRAOU in collaboration with AIHCM of AHERF, at Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
Until recently, doctors without any professional training in management were managing the hospitals. This was not only difficult but also unable to devote time for their patients. Hence, it is increasingly felt that the management of hospitals and other health care institutions be better left to the care of the professionals specially trained for the job. Even the government is veering round the view that public hospitals also need to be run professionally. Hence, there is a strong felt need for offering proposed course in MBA (Hospital & Health Care Management). The few institutions that are presently offering the course in the country are unable to meet the growing need for health care professionals. It is evident that there is a wide gap between supply and demand for trained health care managers/administrators to work for hospitals, health insurance companies, health care IT, pharmaceutical companies and other health care provider organizations. As mentioned, there are bright opportunities even in the government sector, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) envisages to increase manifold in the years to come with more and more hospitals in semi-urban and rural areas.
About Dr. BRAOU:
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (Dr. BRAOU), initially known as Andhra Pradesh Open University, was set up on 26th August 1982 through an Act of Andhra Pradesh State Legislature (APOU Act 1982). Subsequently, the university was renamed as Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, on October 26th 1991. This university, the first of its kind in India, is the ninth (9th) largest university in the world in terms of number of students, the first being IGNOU (Eenadu 21/26/2010). All the programmes offered by the university are recognized by the Distance Educational Council (DEC), IGNOU, New Delhi.