Course Index

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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

MBH 681 HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES

This course provides an overview of the structure, management, financing and regulation of healthcare delivery systems in the United States. A wide range of principles and topics are discussed, including managed care techniques, reimbursement systems and the role of government in healthcare delivery, policy and system reform.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 655 INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR HEALTHCARE

This course emphasizes the role of information systems in healthcare organizations and how information is used to improve healthcare processes, organizational performance, project management, and business strategy. Fundamental principles of data storage, processing, management, and reporting of health information will be discussed, as will the selection, implementation and evaluation of IT systems. Case topics will scan a broad range of contemporary issues including clinical decision support, telemedicine, disease surveillance and public health, research applications, and legal and ethical issues related to information technology.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 685 Strategic Management in Healthcare

To succeed in the future, managers must develop the resources and capabilities needed to gain and sustain advantage in competitive markets-traditional and emerging. The way in which organizational leaders attempt to develop a competitive advantage constitutes the essence of their strategy. This course introduces the concept of strategic management through readings, discussion and case analyses.   The emphasis is on the development and successful execution of management strategies in different healthcare settings.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 680 Business Law & Ethics in Health Care

This course is an introduction to the laws and ethics that affect health care decisions, relationships among professionals and patients, and the management aspects of health care delivery. The goal of the course is to equip future health care executives with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize legal and ethical issues that arise in health care practice, to be prepared to evaluate situations that may have legal or ethical implications, to know when to seek legal or ethics committee counsel, and to have an understanding of the implications of health care law on their own decision making.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 675 Managerial Statistics

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to understand and interpret biostatistical methods needed in the design and analysis of biomedical and public health investigations. The major topics to be covered include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling distributions, inferences (point estimates and confidence intervals), hypotheses testing (one-sample tests, two-sample tests), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), as well as simple linear regression and multiple regression analysis. The course emphasizes the application of statistical concepts to analyze research for best available evidence to support quality practice decisions. The course also provides students with hands-on experience in using statistical software (SPSS) to assist in making effective decisions.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 670 Health Care Finance

This course provides the basics of economic theory, market drivers and restraints, health care finance and reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis, and health care innovation.  The financial environment of health care and how it impacts health care delivery is examined.  The relationship between health care economics, health policy, program development, and clinical practice is explored.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 660 Health Care Policy

This course provides the foundation for analyzing the social and political forces that influence health care policy decisions.  The relationship between health policy, social justice, and the business of healthcare nursing practice will be explored.  Students will examine current health care policy and factors which influence policy development.  The importance of individual contribution to the health care policy making process will be investigated.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 630 Healthcare Economics

This course will enable learners to apply the tools of economics, finance and strategy to address challenges faced by healthcare providers.  Strategies for payers, manufacturers, and providers will be examined.  Topics will include the role of economics, cost effectiveness, market analysis, and financial projecting.  Case studies and current events will be integrated throughout to encourage discussions about healthcare economics and finance.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 620 Accounting for Decision Making

This course introduces the student to the financial reporting environment, financial statements, and analysis and interpretation. The course begins by viewing the financial accounting system as a language, and familiarizes students with the structure, usage, conventions, and the grammar of accounting as a business language. Examination of financial statements such as the Income Statement, the Balance Sheet, and the Statement of Cash Flows are how they are inter-related.

  • Credits: 3.0