HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

HCM300 - American Healthcare System (3)

This course provides an overview of the American healthcare system. Beginning with a historical look at healthcare in the United States, students will examine the important demographic, social, and economic issues that challenge the current healthcare delivery system, and will gain an understanding of the difficulty in meeting the needs of both providers and consumers in this nation's quest for equal access to quality care. PREREQUISITE(S): None

HCM310 - Healthcare Management (3)

This course studies the management of healthcare organizations including hospitals, ambulatory and long-term care facilities. It focuses on their organizational structures and functions as it addresses key issues pertaining to the delivery of care, services offered and their value to the community they serve.

HCM320 - Healthcare Marketing (3)

This course provides insight into the rapidly growing area of healthcare marketing. Building on a basic foundation of marketing principles, it focuses its attention on marketing for healthcare providers, organizations, health-related products and medical devices.

HCM330 - Healthcare Ethics (3)

Ethical dilemmas are common in the day-to-day operation of healthcare organizations and facilities. Beginning with a discussion of the major approaches to ethical decision-making: teleological, deontological and aretaic, this course addresses the competing values and moral conflicts facing the healthcare manager, addressing a variety of issues including medical errors, whistle blowing, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, patient safety and workforce reduction.

HCM335 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare (3)

This course examines the ethical and legal framework of the healthcare system and the issues that healthcare managers must deal with in order to address effectively the concerns of stakeholders, comply with governmental regulations, and act in concert with the ethics of the medical professions. It includes analysis of the legal challenges of malpractice, patient confidentiality, and conformity to administrative guidelines. It also applies classical theories of ethical decision making - utilitarianism, deontology, social justice - to issues faced by those managing healthcare establishments such as patient rights, use of human subjects and tissues in medical research, end of life decisions, and protection of intellectual property. PREREQUISITES: HCM 300 or permission of the Instructor

HCM340 - Managing Healthcare Information (3)

This course introduces the student to the technology, legislation, and industry practices of the ethical management of healthcare information(Healthcare Informatics). The student will be exposed to latest trends, technologies, and best practices in manageing healthcare information. The student will develop a fuctional understanding of HIPPA, information systems, data quality, informatic, and the value of medical databases. Legal and ethical issues related to health information technology and health information exchanges will be explored. Prerequestits: HCM 300 or permission of the instructor.

HCM345 - Financial Management in Healthcare (3)

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the financial structure, market forces, government policies and regulations, controls and techniques that apply to the healthcare sector of the economy. It examines the perspectives of multiple stakeholders - patients, physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and government - in allocating costs and realizing profits from the delivery of healthcare. It also provides grounding in the financial tools and techniques of needed to analyze complex healthcare problems and recommend sound solutions that maximize benefits to all parties while minimizing costs. Prerequesites: HCM 300 or permission of the instructor.

HCM390 - Healthcare Internship (3)

The purpose of the internship is to provide students with a real-world, management-related experience in the healthcare sector. Students participate in projects that have implications for organizational efficiency, cost-effective delivery of health services or improved healthcare system performance.

HCM395 - Healthcare Internship (3)

The purpose of the internship is to provide students with a real-world, management-related experience in the healthcare sector. Students participate in projects that have implications for organizational efficiency, cost-effective delivery of health services or improved healthcare system performance.