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Course Descriptions

Health Care Management (HCM) Courses

HCM 700 DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH IN INDIVIDUALS AND POPULATIONS (1)

Introduces the social, economic, biological, behavioral, political and racial determinants of health in individuals and populations. Identifies the processes and practices that lead to healthcare inequity and injustice. Explores definitions of health and wellness from a biomedical, behavioral and cultural perspective.

HCM 701 HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS, DATA AND BIOSTATISTICS (1)

Study of the health informatics domain, including emergence of the discipline, health information systems design and implementation, clinical data standards theory and development, and electronic record integration into the healthcare system. Overview of public health data collection and common statistical measures of health and disease.

HCM 702 HEALTHCARE ETHICS (1)

Examination of the ethical and social issues surrounding the practice of medicine, the delivery of healthcare across the lifespan and the making and implementation of healthcare practice and policy. Complex socio-medical and medico-legal issues will be reviewed through case studies.

HCM 703 HEALTHCARE POLICY, AND ECONOMICS (3)

Health policy is examined from an economic perspective. Basic economic theories and their relationships to the structure and function of the U.S. healthcare system are explored. Alternative healthcare systems and healthcare reforms are also evaluated. A microeconomic view will emphasize key economic concepts that health economists use to analyze health and healthcare market. Effect of system design on cost, quality, efficiency and equity of medical services will be evaluated via case studies.

HCM 704 HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS DESIGN AND LEADERSHIP (3)

Presents the evolution, structure and current issues in the healthcare system. Examines the unique features of healthcare as a product, and the changing relationships between patients, physicians, hospitals, insurers, employers, communities, and government. Overview of health delivery systems, organizational theory, and the conceptual basis of traditional managerial and executive leadership roles in healthcare facilities.

HCM 705 HEALTHCARE FINANCE AND PAYMENT MODELS (3)

Presents financial management of healthcare organizations, planning and decision-making in healthcare. Payer-payee models are presented, with emphasis on financing and healthcare reimbursement.