The Master of Healthcare Management a highly focused degree program that provides students with a comprehensive core of the specialized knowledge and skills needed for healthcare management.
You Can Learn How to:
- Develop organizational and operational plans to solve problems and improve healthcare environment and performance
- Recognize, evaluate and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts
- Use knowledge of economics, financial drivers and competitive analysis concepts, principles and theory to critically analyze and evaluate healthcare management
- Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis to evaluate the quality of decision-making and research to solve problems
- Analyze various leader, follower, cultural and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership and adapt to the needs of situations, employees and co-workers in various healthcare environments
- Evaluate the opportunities provided by technology for healthcare
- Communicate effectively in management situations
At AIU, more of the courses you take on average, are devoted to your field of interest, than at other similar schools. For a Master of Healthcare Management your classes can include:
Healthcare Operations Assessment and Improvement
The course presents various strategies for evaluating and implementing changes within a healthcare organization. Change and Change management, risk assessment, effective teams, benchmarking, charting, rapid improvement and the use of statistics to develop trends and probability are some of the concepts to be discussed. Implications of inefficient operations and the value of proper assessment and targeted improvements will be addressed.
Healthcare Leadership and Management
This course covers several key topics addressing principles, practices and concepts in leadership and management. Topics addressed are organizational design and change, communications channels, internal and external departmental interaction, strategic planning, team building, conflict resolution, diversity in the workplace, operational budgets, and ethics as they relate to the healthcare environment.
U.S. Healthcare System
This course analyzes the evolution of the US Healthcare system and its current structure with comparisons to other nations. The current US healthcare system, as well as trends and the implications to providers and patients are discussed. The demand for health delivery and the role of the government in health care provisions are also considered along with the implications of private health insurance and Medicaid from an operational and financial perspective.
Healthcare Information Systems Management
The course presents the attributes and advantages of information systems in the healthcare management field. Topics include an overview of computer systems, platforms and how data is accessed and shared across computers. Data organization, data mining and analysis methods are also discussed along with the ability to monitor and manage performance and quality from such data. Operational and strategic objectives are discussed and how they can be developed through such analysis.
Healthcare Market Research and Analysis
The course introduces marketing research and analysis as it applies to healthcare. Topics include research strategies, data collection methods and techniques for analyzing collected data. Discussions include appropriate methods of collecting data and instances of appropriate data use such as individual or aggregate data. Conversations visit opportunities to apply gathered information in formulating strategies and tactics to drive operational performance, product lines, customer satisfaction, market share and profitability. Students learn to apply a number of key formulas in statistic analyzing the results and validity.
Healthcare Financial Management and Decision Making
This course investigates Financial Management and Decision Making in the healthcare industry. Medicare payment systems, coding, pricing and billing are just a few of the issues along with legal and regulatory restrictions are addressed to replicate daily decisions managers and executives must face in this industry when making decisions.