For a Master's in Health Administration Online Degree, your classes may include:
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.
Healthcare Info 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.
This course is designed to provide an overview of the health care delivery system in the United States. Topics include composition, function, and interrelationships of organizations and professional groups within the system.
Legal and Ethical Implications in Healthcare
The course is designed to provide insight into federal, state and local polices, and the ethics that guide us in healthcare management. Discussions include administrative policies and procedures that re-enforce patient confidentiality, security of records/data and equality of treatment, as well as issues related to the potential for variance in Medicaid and Medicare, and private insurance treatment.
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 are expected to create opportunities to apply gathered information in formulating strategies and tactics to drive operational performance, product lines, customer satisfaction, market share and profitability. Students will have the opportunity to learn to apply a number of key formulas in statistic analyzing the results and validity.
This course is designed to focus on planning and strategic development of healthcare organizations. Topics include needs assessment, demands analysis, generation of alternative, priority setting and evaluation.
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.
Capstone-Strategic Management for Healthcare
The course focuses on strategic management including the internal operation and awareness of external influence. Student will have the opportunity to apply knowledge garnered from prior courses to enhance discussions and decisions made as part of the course. Students will be expected to analyzes situations and develop strategies that address the issues of multiple stake holders while abiding by governing principles of healthcare management derived from this program.