Johns Hopkins Medicine CME: Healthcare Budgets

(This activity has been approved for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)


Whether you are in a leadership role or a physician going to work every day and caring for patients, you still are subject to a budget.  Budgets are created in order to plan how your organization’s assets are used to do the job.  Budgets affect what types of services your organization will offer.  They affect how much of it is provided.   Budgets have a direct impact on your ability to care for your patients.   Understanding the budget, knowing how to change it as conditions change using the language of finance, and insuring that you stay within your budget is every provider’s responsibility.

Target Audience

This online course has been prepared for any individual who works as a healthcare provider.  There are no prerequisites to participate.


Paul Gurny   M.B.A.   M.S.  Managing Director,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC., Senior Professional Instructor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

David Joyce  M.D.   M.B.A.   Director of Educational Programs,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC.


After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the accounting skills behind the budget numbers.
  • Apply budget planning.
  • Describe variance analysis.
  • Discuss budget implementation.
  • Recognize the power of the budget.
  • Develop and manage budgets.


The course is divided into  20 - 30 minute segments to enhance the learning experience. It can be viewed on any smart device an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Total viewing time     (59:01)

Estimated time to complete the module and post-test     1.25 hours

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

JHU Faculty/Staff Only: If you are using your Tuition Remission Benefit or an ION budget, please complete this REGISTRATION FORM 8 2014 and return with appropriate payment processing form to OCME, Turner 20. Information can be found on-line at

Purchase this video tutorial

You may view this video presentation on an unlimited basis using any smart device. It comes in 2 segments to accommodate a busy schedule.