Introductory Health Operations Management This course covers essential concepts of operations management in the healthcare sector, and provides students with the theoretical and practical understanding of the challenges healthcare managers face in delivering cost- effective and safe patient services. A description of the "continuum of care", or the functional areas, involved in patient services is the foundation of this course. Specific topics include quality control issues, resource management, and operations controls, patient safety legislation and process improvements initiatives. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to: 1) understand the various functional areas involved in the continuum of care; 2) explain the type and application of quality control and patient safety measures; and, 3) evaluate operational feasibility strategies in various healthcare setting types feasibility strategies in various healthcare setting types.
Financial Performance Management in Healthcare This is an introductory course in healthcare finance describing the financial structure of the healthcare system in the US, main stakeholders (providers, payors, governments, and patients) in the healthcare financial system, and general regulations affecting reimbursement in a value-based environment. The course also covers the revenue cycle in healthcare, reviews elements of investment evaluation as applied to the healthcare sector. Students will be allowed to apply concepts presented In this course through the analysis of case studies in healthcare finance.
Healthcare Management Practicum This course takes students through a rotation of functional areas within a hospital operation, public health organization, or health insurance institution, depending on the student's selected path. Students will receive an initial training on basic software tools like Excel, Access, and PPT. This approach will allow students to be able able to function effectively in their assigned practicum rotation .