Here you will gain the skills you need to manage healthcare facilities and departments.
Professionals in the healthcare field have to learn to deal with a unique set of challenges specific to that industry. Through this program, you will gain the critical analysis and leadership skills you need, not only to advance your healthcare career, but also to help you successfully operate a healthcare organization.
Through this program, you will gain an in-depth understanding of healthcare across the globe, examine relationships between quality of healthcare and the organization, and understand policies and processes surrounding healthcare administration and the strategic planning of healthcare administration.
This program consists of four graduate online healthcare administration courses for a total of 12 credit hours (students will choose between HCM565 and HCM570).
This course provides an in-depth overview of the United States Healthcare System from both a micro and macro level with a special emphasis on the integration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. An introduction to the definitions, concepts about the system as well as current and future trends in healthcare delivery are considered. Topic areas include: history, organization of the system, operational characteristics, funding mechanisms and current regulatory activities.
This course is an in-depth examination of the relationships between healthcare quality and organizational performance and outcomes. Students are introduced to quality improvement and patient safety theories, models, methods, and tools that have an application in addressing the challenges and opportunities of improving the quality and safety of the new value-based healthcare system.
In this course, students examine forces and trends that impact healthcare organizations such as operations performance, scheduling, productivity, and supply chain, operational assessment, patient care flow, and related supportcare processes through process improvement. Students will use analytical techniques to assess performance data and to identify trends and issues to improve patient care outcomes.
Students have the option of selecting HCM565 or HCM570 in this program. See the Academic Catalog for full course descriptions. Both options represent valuable knowledge and skills that are beneficial to students in the program.
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