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Health Care Accounting and Billing 

4 credits 

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of finance, accounting, and budgeting within the context of the health care industry. Students examine the various business units, roles, and structures involved in health care planning, budgeting, and accounting. Financial measurements and data analytics for managing costs and productivity are also explored. 


Health Policy and Economic Analysis Care 

4 credits 

This course offers a broad overview of health care policy and the impact of government legislation on health care delivery. Students explore ways that economic forces, political trends, and changing social priorities influence policy development that directly impacts health care access, cost, and quality. 


Health Information Technology and Management 

4 credits 

This course provides information and skills the health care administrator will require to integrate information technology and systems within the health care environment. Students examine basic components and functions of health care management information systems (HMIS) that work to manage data and resources which influence point-of-care decision-making by providers. Issues surrounding privacy, security, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care operations are also explored. 


Quality in Health Care 

4 credits 

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve quality outcomes in patient care. Through analysis and interpretation of quality and performance data, students develop strategies for quality improvement. Emphasis is placed on performance management tools, patient safety protocols, and process controls to ensure both quality and efficiency. 


Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Care 

4 credits 

This course introduces students to behavioral science concepts, as they apply to organizational structure, process and function. Students explore the manager’s role in relation to motivating teams and developing strategies for improving operational workflow and efficiencies. Effective communication, collaboration, negotiation, conflict resolution and decision-making are emphasized. Prerequisites: HLT-205 and HLT-305. 


Operations and Risk Management in Health Care 

4 credits 

This course introduces students to the roles of local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies; the enforcement of federal guidelines, standards, and regulations; and the issues and demands of the regulatory environment that affect health care in the United States. Students explore the legal responsibility of providers and agencies to provide a safe environment while delivering health care services. Prerequisite: HCA-450. 






Health Care Administration and Management 

4 credits 

This course introduces students to the management of human resources, with particular focus on resource decision making in health care environments. Students explore job market analysis, talent recruitment, training, and development as well as revenue recovery efforts through retention initiatives, diversity training, and technology readiness. Students demonstrate health care management skills by utilizing tools used to manage staffing and work productivity. Prerequisite: HCA-460. 


Strategic Planning and Implementation in Health Care 

4 credits 

This writing intensive course introduces students to key business functions that drive strategic planning. Models for developing, implementing, and evaluating effective programs across varied health care settings are explored along with the principles of merger, acquisition, reorganization, and joint venture. Students apply tools utilized in strategic management of health care programs such as balanced score cards, LEAN, and Six Sigma. Prerequisite: HLT-364. 


Analysis of Contemporary Health Care Delivery Models 

4 credits 

This course allows students to develop a comprehensive understanding of contemporary health care models from financial, economic, quality, access, and disparity perspectives, and to relate the ethical, cultural, political, and financial factors that drive and support them. It is from this broad, integrative, and comparative perspective that students begin defining their role and perspective as administrators within the health care system. Students begin to investigate their options and define their potential to serve as leaders of systematic improvement, within their health care discipline, based on changes in these driving factors. 


Health Care Policies and Economics 

4 credits 

This course focuses on the practical financial-analysis skills that have immediate application within the health care industry, as well as managerial decision-making processes based on cost, service, and economic variables that influence market performance and outcome. 


Organizational Structure, Dynamics, and Effectiveness 

4 credits 

This course focuses on the analysis of health care organizational structure and effectiveness. Topics include the distributive leadership model, decision making through collaboration and teamwork, and the integrative analysis of how change impacts other components of the system. 


Essential Health Care Business Analysis 

4 credits 

This course focuses on the critical analyses of health care business operations and performance. Topics include analysis of financial performance, operational process analysis, and quality of service evaluation. 




Human Resource Management and Marketing Communication Strategies 

4 credits 

This course focuses on essential managerial communication skills. Human resource topics include conflict management, negotiation, mediation, and coaching, as well as change management principles and the types of communication required for paradigm modification. Marketing topics include interdepartmental, cross discipline, external partner, and consumer communication and collaboration techniques. 


Business/Project Plan Evaluation and Development 

4 credits 

The focus of this course is to begin integrating all previous study and to identify the focus of students’ final capstone project. Students evaluate and integrate the methodologies, considerations, and strategies for project or program design, planning, implementation, and evaluation that are relevant or specifically required by their specific health care discipline. Topics of investigation and consideration include (but are not limited to) financial and economic impact; resource allocation; competition; public and private educational requirements; availability of information technology; impact assessment of change; process improvement assessment; social, behavioral, and environmental impact; legal/ethical issues; and any other factors that impact the provision of care or subsequent outcomes within an organization and community. A collaborative group project approach is emphasized to enhance contribution and consideration from diverse experiences within the health care field. Prerequisite: HLT-610, HCA-610, or HIM-650. 


Health Care Innovation 

4 credits 

This course provides an opportunity for students to envision the best possible future for the American health care system, and to understand what changes are necessary to achieve it. By focusing on and developing a set of recommendations for improving American health care, students appreciate the difference between forcing a current system to work harder, and redesigning a system in order to achieve desired outcomes. Students learn how transactional leaders can become transformational leaders, and begin the formal process of preparing for their capstone research project. Students gain understanding of how clinical data, knowledge, and practice are driving the development of health care surveillance systems through informatics. Topics of investigation include the role of informatics in improved patient care and research, organization and national bio-surveillance, and clinical decision support. Consideration is given to legal and regulatory issues in private and public health practice and as they apply to public health security and preparedness in response to bioterrorism and disasters. Prerequisite: HCA-620. 




Evidence-Based Research Project 

4 credits 

This capstone course provides an opportunity for students to complete the development of a comprehensive evidence-based project, plan, or proposal that addresses a problem, issue, or concern in their professional practice and can be implemented upon completion of the program. Projects address a problem amenable to research-based intervention; include a relevant and comprehensive literature review; propose a solution; and include a fully developed program, project, or business plan. The project also contains all the necessary information to implement the proposed solution, evaluate its outcome(s), and disseminate the findings. Prerequisite: HCA-675. 


Structures and Governance in Health Care 

3 credits 

This course provides learners with an overview of the various governance structures in the health care industry and their connections with leadership. Public, private, non-profit, and for-profit governance structures are examined. Public and private reimbursement options are reviewed. Prerequisite: RES-811 or RES-850. 


Health Care Regulation 

3 credits 

This course provides an overview of many levels of regulation in the health care industry. These include state boards, medical boards, professional boards, and the federal government. Various organizational and self-regulatory measures are presented, and the impact of mandatory and voluntary measures are discussed. Prerequisite: RES-850. 


Professional Development and Leadership in Health Care 

3 credits 

The course explores the connection between leadership and professional development with a focus on assisting employees in achieving personal potential. The course promotes creating a culture of shared values and ownership to promote a standard of organizational excellence. Prerequisite: RES-861. 


Building a Culture of Community in Health Care 

3 credits 

The course discusses the importance of assessing the current culture of an organization as well as how the concept of collaboration is employed as a means for building a culture of community in health care. Systems thinking and inter-professional teaming are presented as strategies for building a collaborative community. Prerequisite: RES-861. 


Sustainability of Health Care Organizations 

3 credits 

The course addresses how continuous improvement guides organizations to promote change and innovation as a means of being viable and sustainable. Prerequisite: RES-866. 





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