This course provides a general overview of telehealth and the role it can play in providing access to care by connecting communities with necessary resources. This course will explore various services offered via telehealth and the technology used to provide those services. Regulatory considerations, consumer preferences, and perceptions around telehealth will also be discussed.
This course introduces the student to basic principles of health care economics including supply and demand, product markets, employment, payer and price systems, and impact of government or regulatory agencies. Basic principles of economics will be applied to topics of health care costs, access and payment for service.
Human Resource Management
This course explores issues common to managing human resources in a health care setting. Such topics as employee relations, recruiting/interviewing/hiring, coaching/disciplining/terminating, performance appraisal, conflict resolution, motivation, benefits and labor laws will be discussed.
Healthcare Finance And Budgeting
This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of finance and budgeting in a health care setting. The course will explore such topics as basic accounting principles, preparation and management of capital and operational budgets, cost analysis and management, resource management and strategic planning/forecasting.
Legal Issues of Healthcare Management
This course will examine legal topics in health care with a focus on risk management principles and theories guiding health care management. Students will come to understand the application of employment law as it applies to healthcare settings.
Students in this course will examine fundamental marketing concepts, such as market research and planning, market segmentation, the marketing mix, and consumer behavior, within the unique context of the healthcare industry. Students will evaluate marketing strategies and tactics used by health care providers and identify opportunities for providers to improve their marketing efforts based on industry best-practices as well as the changing needs of their
audiences. Students will also study the legal and ethical aspects of health care marketing.
This course focuses on healthcare quality concepts and quality improvement processes. Healthcare quality indicators will be used as a framework for evaluating quality in health care settings. Students will gain knowledge of tools and models used to improve healthcare quality. The role of accreditation in promoting quality will be examined. Students will gain skills in evaluating scenarios to determine quality impacts, identifying the sources of errors, making
healthcare quality improvement recommendations, and offering strategies for implementing high quality practices.
Medical Laboratory Management Essentials (Graduate level only)
This course focuses on common responsibilities and skills needed for laboratory leadership. An emphasis on meeting regulatory requirements for laboratory administration will lead students in gaining skills used to successfully manage a high quality laboratory. Students will discuss the application of management practices, such as financial decision making and human resource management, within laboratory settings. Students will learn how to collaborate with other health care professionals to meet organizational goals.
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Healthcare Management Field Experience
This course offers the student the opportunity to observe and/or participate in the application of healthcare management principles and skills learned throughout the rest of the curriculum with a manager(s) in a health care setting.