Course Index

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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

MBH 662 Educational Theories and Methodology

This course analyzes teaching strategies and modalities relevant to classroom, online and clinical teaching in healthcare education. Fundamental concepts and principles in educational and psychological measurement of learning are explored. Learning theory that emphasizes andragogy and its related concepts such as transformational learning, reflective learning and self-directed learning is included.  Students will examine the strengths, weaknesses, and appropriate applications of a variety of methods to different adult education environments.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 686 HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT

This course focuses on the foundational concepts of leadership, workplace behavior and ethics and organizational management in healthcare systems. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of principles and processes of organizational theory for improved communication, fostering corporate culture and strategic decision-making. Attention will be placed on the assessment and application of managerial best practices while strategically planning for performance excellence within a complex healthcare organization.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 684 HEALTHCARE MARKETING

This course delivers an understanding of marketing principles and their roles in linking with healthcare business systems to deliver value. Topics covered include target marketing, branding, product development, competitive assessment and strategic development of marketing plans.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 682 QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE

This course introduces healthcare administrators to principles and processes of quality management and performance improvement in healthcare. Effectiveness standards, risk management, best practices, benchmarking, and other concepts related to quality improvement and quality outcomes will be discussed. Current issues, datasets, evaluation tools, and the roles of quality monitoring agencies will also be studied.

  • Credits: 3.0