Courses for Healthcare Administration Certificate
This course is a comprehensive approach to healthcare systems, organization and delivery. Students will examine the evolution of the U.S. healthcare delivery system through to the current dynamic, integrated and managed care systems. Students will assess the interactions of regulatory, economic, political, and social aspects of the healthcare system on the structure and function of healthcare organizations. Students will explore transformational servant leadership qualities needed to promote change and effectively lead in the current era of health care reform.
This course focuses on the critical role and types of e-health and information systems in the planning, operation, and management of health care organizations. Students will evaluate technology trends and clinical applications to determine the challenges and opportunities for the organization; assessing health information systems in the context of organizational objectives and improving patient care.
This course focuses on healthcare policy issues in the planning, organization and delivery of services. Students will explore the roles and influence of major stakeholders, regulations, and market pressures. Students will evaluate quality and safety systems used to implement policy and improve patient outcomes, along with the leadership qualities needed for transformational change.
This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to develop the conceptual skills needed by effective health care managers. Student will examine the strategic management and planning processes within the dynamic, complex, and evolving nature of the health care industry. Students will demonstrate application, integration, and evaluation of (1) the strategic planning process (2) strategy map formulation of objectives and policies, (3) balanced scorecard measurement of strategic objectives and (4) management of change within the healthcare regulatory and fiscal environment. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all major program courses.