Course Index

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MBH 672 UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF THE DMAIC PROCESS – PART I

Six Sigma is a data-driven approach and by using the DMAIC problem-solving process individuals are provided a systematic methodology for solving problems within organizations. This course focuses on the first two phases of this problem-solving process. The define phase is the identification of a process problem. Defining a problem begins with a process exploration using tools such as Process Flowcharts, Stakeholder Analysis, and by gathering Voice of the Customer data. The next step in the problem-solving process is the measure phase. During this phase a process is measured to determine current performance and to quantify the problem. Tools such as Process Flowchart, Benchmarking, Measurement System Analysis, and value stream mapping can be utilized.

  • Credits: 3.0

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 670 Healthcare Finance

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

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 660 Healthcare Policy

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

  • 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 REGULATORY, LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

The utilization of health information technology in society has increased the need to ensure privacy and security of patient health information. This course will review regulatory, legal, and ethical philosophies of informatics in healthcare. Topics will include the history and standards of HIPAA; the impact on system implementation, management, and evaluation; and the role of the informaticist in the protection of the patient.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 656 CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATICS

Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) is a rapidly-expanding area of informatics practice and focuses on the consumer use of electronic information to guide healthcare outcomes. This course will cover the implementation of strategies and technologies that improve patients, families and the community access to healthcare; CHI applications, health literacy and trends, opportunities and future challenges.

  • 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 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