Course Index

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BSH 414 PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Students will evaluate basic principles and elements of the growing organizational leadership discipline. Topics that are covered include organizational culture, structure, group behavior, motivation, power, politics, organizational change, and workplace conflict within a healthcare setting.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 410 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE

This course focuses on healthcare operations management from the perspective of a healthcare professional. It provides a quantitative approach to analyzing business and logistics concepts and how they impact the healthcare equation. The course explores the foundations of operations management in healthcare, healthcare as a business, fundamentals of financial performance in healthcare, and the supply chain in support of healthcare and pharmaceutical operations management.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 405 HEALTHCARE POLICY

This course analyzes key contemporary issues in healthcare policy. This course includes design and structure of the U.S. healthcare system, policy initiatives and the roles of government, the private sector, consumers, and advocacy groups in setting policy agenda.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 404 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL AND HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT

This course provides an overview of healthcare finance and reimbursement practices and methods. Students will learn payment systems, basic coding, revenue cycle management, and what fraud and abuse is along with the negative impact on an organization. Understanding the ways in which insurance companies pay claims will provide a basis to manage contracts and reimbursement levels. Different types of insurance will be studied that includes managed care, HMOs, Medicaid and Medicare. The shift from a process-oriented focus to a revenue cycle management focus, has driven the need to effectively manage revenue streams effectively in order to survive in today's healthcare world.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 403 LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE

This course provides a foundational investigation of personal and organizational leadership with an emphasis on developing leadership talent. The following topics in leadership are included: overview of key leadership theories; differences between management and leadership; followership, implementing change, and emerging trends. Students will learn attributes of successful leaders, including interpersonal skills, attitudes, and behaviors, which can facilitate effective leadership within organizations.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 401 HEALTHCARE QUALITY

This course provides an introduction to knowledge and skills needed to lead quality improvement initiatives. Focusing on the evolution of quality from management to assurance and final to improvement students will explore the history of quality improvement. Students will examine principles, concepts and methods related to the application of quality initiatives and strategies to quality improvement in a healthcare setting. Thematic topics for specific initiatives may include Lean Methodology concepts, Six Sigma, and Plan-Do-Check Act (PDCA) Cycle related to performance improvement in healthcare.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 400 ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

This course explores the foundation of ethics in relation to managing and decision making in the healthcare system, and investigates the healthcare manager as decision-maker, leader and moral agent. Topics covered include: Applying a foundation in the theories of moral philosophy to make and support ethical decisions as a healthcare manager and apply ethical decision-making processes to contemporary and critical healthcare issues. Corporate social responsibility is also discussed.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 360 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR & THEORY

Students will analyze individual, group and organizations influence on behavior within the workplace. When leading within an organization it is critical to understand how an organization can influence performance, motivations, and turnover. Students will examine behaviors on different levels within an organization's structure along with influences of an individual's behavior within organizations, and how leaders within organizations accomplish change. Exploration of organizational behaviors will be studied by applying organizational theory to a variety settings and challenges.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 350 FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

This course focuses on the area of modern healthcare management through the analysis of important areas of emphasis for a healthcare manager.  Students will focus on planning processes, job design, supporting and implementing decisions, division of work and overall organization while building and maintaining quality services within an organization.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 340 HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

A study of the history of health records, professional ethics, the functions of a health information department, retention of records, medical forms, health information practices, and responsibilities to healthcare administration, medical staff, and other medical professionals.

  • Credits: 3.0