New partnership will give healthcare administrators unique tools to connect with patients in the digital age

SAN ANTONIO, January 28, 2015 — San Antonio-based Social Health Institute (SHI) announced today a partnership with Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning to offer the first Digital Health Mini MBA Certificate Program.

The new integrated six-course offering will teach students a unique approach to delivering thought leadership in the space of digital communication, social media communication, and healthcare business management and will guide healthcare organization leaders through a cohesive curriculum surrounding the practices of digital media and social media communication methodologies inside healthcare business.

The Digital Health Certificate Program is a part of Clemson University’s Mini MBA Certificate Program offered by the Center for Corporate Learning, located downtown Greenville, SC in the One Clemson facility. The Mini MBA Certificate Program offers business professionals the opportunity to sharpen leadership skills, learn advanced marketing techniques, develop methods for successful project execution, build ROI decision making processes, and devise a successful business strategy. The Digital Health Mini MBA will be an additional certificate program available for healthcare leadership and professionals seeking educational opportunities in digital communication and social media communications as an integrated approach to innovative healthcare business.

The Digital Health Mini MBA Certificate Program will accept applications through March 31, 2015. The six courses will be offered – one a month – over a six-month period, beginning on May 15, 2015 and finishing on October 16, 2015.

“We wanted to create a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to gain cutting edge educational training combined with business best practices and do that in an academic setting,” said Bobby Rettew, Social Health Institute.

“Partnering with SHI allows Clemson to offer an unparalleled educational experience for healthcare professionals, enabling them to gain practical knowledge of cutting-edge medical technology,” said Gregory Pickett, PhD, senior associate dean for the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University. “Participants will increase their marketability in the field and patients will ultimately receive a higher level of care as a result of implementing these leading-edge initiatives.”

SHI and Clemson University encourage health leaders interested in applying go to and complete the application by March 31, 2015.