Healthcare Administration (HMGT)
This course concentrates on health care organizations' accounting and financial decisions in the transforming health care setting. It provides an understanding of basic accounting principles and an introduction to financial management, including budgeting for managerial control, planning, cost accounting and financing health programs. The course examines the legal, regulatory, and ethical obligations critical to reliable financial management. The goal of the course is an understanding of how to improve organizational decision-making based on financial, social, and ecological metrics. Prerequisite is BUSA 509, undergraduate accounting & finance coursework, or relevant business experience.
This course introduces the student to the basic components of Health Information Technology (HIT). It is designed to familiarize health professionals with the principles of health care information systems design and management. The course provides an understanding of current trends in information technologies as well as insight into future HIT operating models. The course prepares health care professionals to understand the role of information technology in the success of the health care delivery.
A critical review of the areas of finance and the economics they affect in the U.S. Healthcare Industry. This course expands on core finance and economics MBA courses by focusing on the unique applications healthcare professionals need to successfully contribute to their organizations. These include revenue streams, third party payers, planning, pricing, performance measurement, supply, demand, elasticity, public policy, and consumer behavior. Additionally, students consider the ethical and legal ramifications of finance, economics and healthcare. Students are strongly recommended to sucessfully complete BUSA 585 and BUSA 615 prior to HMGT 526.
A comprehensive review of the information technologies, electronic medical records, informative, and techniques used to gather, analyze, and use patient information in the delivery of healthcare services. Students learn the importance of data integrity and its uses in a healthcare organization. Additionally, students evaluate infrastructure, software systems, and technological trends so they can be prepared for future changes in information management service and how these changes will affect patient care.
This course introduces the student to the overall key issues, concepts & theories in the management and administration of health care organizations. It is an overview of how health care is organized and delivered in the United States. The course focuses on the distinctive traits of health care delivery, as well as discusses the major issues and challenges that impact cost, quality, and access to health care. It reviews the structure, operation, and current and future directions of the American health care delivery system.
An analysis of the continuum of care and public health and how health delivery systems are structured, managed, and financed. Gains knowledge of the value chain by evaluating the roles of providers, patients, and payers throught he lens of various delivery systemes such as general hospitals, specialists, long-term care, in-home care etc.
An exploration of theoretical frameworks and practical perspectives on health needs and concerns from various cultures and countries. Students evaluate the social, political, and environmental structures that shape healthcare delivery around the world. Students leave this course with a global understanding of healthcare systems, and they have the opportunity to evaluate how healthcare delivery could be systematically improved.
This course will consider the health beliefs and practices of various cultural groups living in North America, with emphasis on the United States. Cultural incentives and barriers to wellness and health care will be examined. The provision of Christian service in combination with professional health care to meet the holistic needs of culturally diverse clients is the focus of this course.
This course covers the structure and function of public health principles and methods of using health care data for decision-making. It emphasizes epidemiological techniques, demographics and environment in identifying and analyzing existing data sources.
This course focuses on how current health policy as well as future political ideology impacts care in health organizations. It emphases the factors that influence public policy development and surveys the formulation, implementation, and modification stages of the policy process as well as debates the health politics of private interests at both the national and state levels.
A survey of the operational nuances of healthcare administration brought about by the web of regulatory bodies, health care standards, and legal responsibilities. Students leave this course able to evaluate and improve knowledge of healthcare law, quality of care through process improvement, and risk management throught he use of risk assessment tools and protocols; and navigate throught he complex space of regulations, policy, and certifications.
The course examines the basic principles and practices of law and introduces the student to the relationship of law to health care, including liability, government regulation, financial and ethical issues, contracting, and negotiation and dispute resolution. Additional dialogue will include discussions on how the law supports or hinders current efforts to improve health care delivery systems.