Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition

HCM • Healthcare Management

HCM 300 · Healthcare Laws and Regulations   3 Credits

The course examines the principles and practical applications of the laws that affect the operational decisions of healthcare providers, payers, and managers. Special focus is given to the social, moral, and ethical issues associated with healthcare policy decisions and regulations, such as corporate liability, medical malpractice, admission, and discharge process, informed consent, nursing practice, patients’ rights, medical records, and governmental regulation of personnel and health facilities.

HCM 310 · Healthcare Delivery Systems   3 Credits

The course studies the various components of the U.S. healthcare system over the entire continuum of care, with a focus on private and public governmental regulation, and the impact of health policy on key stakeholders. This includes a comparison of U.S. delivery systems with those provided in other countries. Students also explore a broad range of opportunities regarding healthcare career options.

HCM 320 · Healthcare Financial Management   3 Credits

The course examines the complexities of reimbursement including changes in Medicare payment and other third party payers, the evolution and shape of managed care, related public programs, and public policy. Topics addressed include financial management, financial statement analysis, working capital management, present value analysis, capital budgeting, cost of capital, variance analysis, and financing techniques.

HCM 400 · Healthcare Information Systems Management   3 Credits

The course studies the mission-supporting role, organization, and technological applications of health information management systems. The course reviews best practices and issues of planning, privacy, electronic health records, information security, e-health, community health networks and emergent technologies. Students analyze how healthcare organizations utilize information to improve clinical and managerial decision-making.

Prerequisite: MGT 380.

HCM 410 · Healthcare Ethics and Quality Control   3 Credits

The course examines ethical principles, and presents decision making models related to the healthcare industry. Students identify and analysis ethical issues, apply and implement ethics theories and principles to specific problems, and evaluate personal characteristics, and organizational structures for delivering healthcare services across cultures.

HCM 420 · Healthcare Organizational Management   3 Credits

The course examines the day-to-day operations and management of healthcare organizations including hospitals, private practice, ambulatory setting, and specialty services. Students focus on key issues that influence the administration of today’s healthcare organizations.