Course Index

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MBH 671 INTRODUCTION TO SIX SIGMA QUALITY MANAGEMENT

This course will provide an understanding of design and implementation of quality improvement systems. The Six Sigma methodology is a systematic application that focuses on achieving financial gains and increasing customer satisfaction. Emphasis is placed on the DMAIC problem solving process, which is designed to improve effectiveness. When this process is properly applied significant defects, process waste, and out-of-control processes lead to business gains. Beginning with the define phase of the DMAIC process voice of the customer is analyzed. Process effectiveness will be analyzed to identify root causes of process inefficiencies, elimination of these inefficiencies and developing process improvement practices in the healthcare industry. Basic Lean Six Sigma metrics will also be presented.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 700 CAPSTONE

Upon completion of the Program coursework, a student will be called upon to synthesize learning and experiences into a capstone project. This course will include the creation of a formal proposal that must be prepared, submitted and approved by the faculty, the Program Director and the institution involved in the research. Depending on the nature of the project, the student also will need to meet all Institutional Review Board requirements established by Nebraska Methodist College. During the course of the project, a student will be required to demonstrate that he/she can successfully apply theoretical knowledge and skills learned through the Program coursework. All projects will be designed collaboratively between students and faculty to round out a student's integrative experience in the Program.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 659 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND APPLIED HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS

This course combines computer-based methods to analyze health data with the tools used by healthcare leaders to retrieve, report and present data as part of an informed decision-making process. Topics covered include data warehousing, data mining, data visualization, and technology architecture. Case studies will help prepare students for delivering managerial presentations of their analysis and findings.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 658 HEALTHCARE IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project management expertise is essential for the effective management of projects that successfully meet their objectives, delivered on time and within budget. This course combines project management principles with healthcare IT tools to improve the student's ability to provide strategic leadership, manage teams, focus resources, and generate impactful results with the greatest potential cost savings to improve the quality of care in the healthcare setting.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 657 HEALTH IT LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES FOR THE BUSINESS LEADER

The use of health information technology can improve patient care and cost effectiveness, but requires extremely careful consideration of a complex set of regulations and risks. In this course, students will gain an understanding of legal, ethical, and regulatory issues related to the storage and use of health information. Topics covered will include protecting patient confidentiality, HIPAA regulations, the legal medical record, privacy and security concepts and technologies, and vulnerability assessment. Discussion and case studies will emphasize managerial decision-making in contemporary, real-world scenarios.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 656 THE BUSINESS OF CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATICS

Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) is a growing field that lies at the intersection of patient self-care and information technology. The implications for CHI-catalyzed improvement of healthcare and reduction of costs at a national level will be examined. Focus will be placed on the role of the business leader in analyzing CHI tools, evaluating the impact of CHI on healthcare services and patient/provider relationships, and addressing business challenges and opportunities in CHI applications.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 669 Academic Administration

This course provides a critical study of organizational procedures and administrative practices as related to the implementation and maintenance of an effective education programs.  Students will develop strategies for successfully managing an academic program, department or division by evaluating effective program polices. Compare and contrast the requirements of national, regional, programmatic and government regulatory agencies critical in academic leadership (regional and program accreditation, DOE, and federal financial aid regulations). In addition, topics unique to academic administration such as academic governance and faculty management (e.g., teaching loads, scheduling, rank and promotion) are addressed.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 668 Issues and Trends in Higher Education

This course examines a brief history of higher education as a means to place contemporary issues and trends in a broader context. Topics will include trends in online education, competency-based programs, credit for prior learning, and the "business" of education. This course will require students to engage in debates on the current state of education both in the United States and in a broader global community.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 667 Outcomes Assessment

This course focuses on the models and tools necessary to assess student learning outcomes (SLO). In addition, an exploration of how to incorporate SLO data with program effectiveness assessment data in the creation of a program systematic evaluation plans (SEP).  By examining the elements of effective learner, assessment within an education program and the clinical setting will provide a foundation for making necessary adjustments in curriculum. Fundamental principles of assessment are discussed as well as various authentic assessment methods.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 664 Design and Development of Curricular Programs

This course focuses on curriculum/program development for healthcare education. The purposes, functions, design, and implementation of curriculum/program development are examined. Students will be expected to apply previous classroom/experiential learning and research to the exploration of various basic curricula/program designs.  Instructional design models, implementation planning, student assessment methods, analysis of effectiveness and continuous improvement are discussed.

  • Credits: 3.0