Course Index

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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 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 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 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

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 680 Business Law & Ethics in Healthcare

This course is an introduction to the laws and ethics that affect healthcare decisions, relationships among professionals and patients, and the management aspects of healthcare delivery. The goal of the course is to equip future healthcare executives with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize legal and ethical issues that arise in healthcare 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 healthcare 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 674 LEAN SIX SIGMA IN HEALTHCARE

The central focus of Lean is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste within an organization. This course explores lean principles such as specify value, value stream and flow. Understanding value is a critical competency in a Lean culture. By targeting waste a Lean culture is able to focus on key processes in an effort to increase value. The benefit of a Lean culture is that these principles are adaptable to any industry and applicable to every process. Finally, exploration into Lean sustainability is analyzed following the successful adoption of Lean within an organization.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 673 UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF THE DMAIC PROCESS – PART II

This course focuses on the last three phases of the DMAIC problem-solving process. The analyze phase is utilized to determine root causes of variation and poor performance (defects). During this phase tools such histograms, Pareto charts, scatter plot, and regression analysis are utilized to provide visual representation to assist in the identification of defects. The focus of the improve phase is to improve process performance by addressing and eliminating root cause through the use of tools such as brainstorming, mistake proofing, and Pugh Matrix. Finally in the control phase the improved process and future process performance is monitored using process sigma calculation, control charts, cost saving calculations or control plans to ensure ongoing success.

  • Credits: 3.0