For a Masters in Healthcare Management Online Degree, your classes may include:
Healthcare Leadership and Management
This course focuses on understanding and applying organizational theory, design, and change, focusing on leadership and management principles, concepts, virtues, values, character, and practices related to the healthcare industry. In addition, the course explores the role of healthcare organizations as a communication system with internal and external departmental interactions creating effective organizational performance with an emphasis is on strategic planning, conflict resolution, operational budgeting, and diversity in the workplace, as well as the opportunity to study ethics, learn and practice ethical decision-making through dilemma resolution processes.
Healthcare Information Systems Management
This course examines emerging perspectives in healthcare information management systems (HMIS) and the concept of digital health data. It analyzes digital health software and patient-centric technologies, the process of HMIS planning and management, and the role of informatics in public health. It examines HMIS standards, policies, governance, legal, ethical issues, emerging health technologies and healthcare globalization through information technology.
This course provides a systematic understanding of the U.S. health care delivery system. Towards this goal, it explores organizational principles, the constantly evolving health care environment, and emerging issues relevant to health care systems and their management. It includes an emphasis on best practices for performance and quality improvement and effective management of teams. The course provides an understanding of the interrelationships of networked organizations and professional groups, focusing on delivering value and exploring ethical and legal issues. It also examines the impact of technology on healthcare delivery and the influence of globalization.
Accounting for Managers
This course covers the primary functions of accounting which measure the activities of a company and communicate those measurements to help managers make good decisions. These decisions are related to how a company finances operations, manages operating costs, minimizes risks, utilizes resources, maintains a supply chain, and generates profits for owners.
This course analyzes various employment laws, the legal rights and responsibilities of employees and employers, laws concerning equal employment opportunity concerning discrimination and harassment because of sex, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability. Furthermore, the course inspects free speech -- rights at work, work-related privacy, electronic communication, social media, and classified workers in the gig economy. The class will examine diversity and Affirmative Action, the legal and regulatory environment, wage and hour, leaves of absence, hiring, termination, labor/management relations, and collective bargaining.
Legal and Ethical Implications in Healthcare
This course introduces a comprehensive overview of federal, state, and local health care laws related to ethical issues, privacy, security and fraud, medical records and technology, confidentiality issues, and their effect on patient rights and care. It also examines different types of legislation, regulation, and accreditation. There is a review of the requirements of various government agencies, such as the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). There is also a consideration on how these government agencies handle fraud and abuse cases, risk management, business ethics, corporate compliance, and accreditation.
Healthcare Market Research and Analysis
This course analyzes various approaches to health care business development and marketing research. The course will examine how leaders foster a strategic mindset and use modern technology, new trends in data collection, and strategic best practices to develop and execute successful marketing strategies in the health care field. At the end of the course, you will have the tools to create step-by-step approaches in developing a health care business plan by bridging the gap between marketing theory and new modern tactics.
This course introduces students to understanding competitive strategy and the theories and models in strategic management. The course focuses on formulating strategies, evaluating strategies, developing strategies, and the implementation of strategies in health care organizations. At the completion of this course, students will understand how strategic management is used to help advance health care organizations by using strategic management theories, strategic analysis, and business decision making in a constantly changing health care setting.
Healthcare Financial Management and Decision Making
This course is designed to expose the student to financial management and decision making as applied to businesses, specifically the healthcare industry. The course covers sources of funding and other resources in healthcare, the benefits, risks, and cost associated with different financial sources and uses. The student investigates Medicare and other third-party payment systems, pricing, billing and coding processes, and the legal and regulatory implications as related to managerial decision making and regulatory compliance.
Strategic Management for Healthcare
This is a capstone course that provides a foundation for the development and implementation of a global business enterprise using integrated business strategies and policies. This capstone course is structured to cover the principles covered in the MHCM program. The student is required to use different methods and principles learned in the program as a foundation for their final project deliverable. The deliverable will include the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the corporate resources, products, and assets of a specific healthcare entity. Advanced research is an integral component of this course.
Course content subject to change.