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Health Care Management (HCA-201)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

April 2020 - Present.

Subject Area:
Allied Health

Number of Credits:

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: analyze management of diversity issues in a changing health care environment; examine managing a health care facility with ethics and social responsibility; assess decision making and problem solving in human resources, strategic planning and other areas of health care; investigate the fundamentals of planning in a health care setting; compare organizational cultures in a health care setting; formulate the fundamentals of leadership in health care, using communication and interpersonal skills; examine the use of information systems for healthcare management functions; compare managing for quality vs. managing for competitive advantage in health care; analyze the trade offs between patient care issues and financial accountability; and investigate human resources management in health care organizations.

Major topics include: a general orientation to management practices in the field of health care, with focus on management concepts, processes, and theoretical content considered necessary for persons who intend to practice in a health care management position. Emphasis is placed on the differences in management of health care from other commodities and the importance of patient care and ethical issues. Tradeoffs between patient care issues and financial accountability are also addressed.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Care Administration, Medical Assisting, Allied Health, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Office Management, or Health Informatics (4/20).