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Healthcare Management Degree - Bachelor of Science
The Healthcare Management program is offered in the accelerated, cohort based format, concentrating on the knowledge necessary for managing healthcare services and providing organizational leadership. Emphasis is on integrating organizational systems in a highly regulated environment with the larger healthcare community focusing on building community coalitions for the purpose of maintaining health service access, quality, and cost containment.
Major Requirements (36 credit hours)
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BHMC 313 Health Information Technology
This course examines the use of health information technology (HIT) in healthcare organizations. Basic HIT concepts and the use of HIT in various organizational settings will be covered.
BHMC 323 Operations Management
This course examines basic healthcare operations management functions and applicability within a variety of organizations. Specific competencies necessary for effectively managing the business operations area of healthcare organizations are addressed.
BHMC 333 Human Resources in Healthcare
This course focuses upon the importance of recruiting, selecting and retaining qualified healthcare professionals. Various models, concepts, and case studies relevant to employment practices and issues within healthcare are presented. The integral role Human Resources play in healthcare organizations is emphasized.
BHMC 343 Applied Statistics for Healthcare Managers
This course provides an introduction to the application of statistical methods within the context of healthcare. Research articles are critically examined providing familiarity with best practices and evidence-based decision making.
BHMC 353 Marketing Healthcare Services
This course provides a thorough examination of the principles and concepts of marketing as applied to healthcare organizations and healthcare services. Topics include an overview of the marketing process, consumer behavior, branding and the application of market research and analysis. The practices of product strategies, product pricing, and customer service, as essentials in healthcare, are emphasized.
BHMC 413 Fiscal Management
This course introduces financial management vocabulary, concepts, and accounting principles necessary for effective resource utilization required within healthcare roles. Operating and capital budgets, chart of accounts, and responsibility reports are explored. Practical application will include using healthcare information to prepare a capital and operational budget.
BHMC 423 Legal and Regulatory Issues
This course explores the complex legal system and emerging issues of healthcare regulation. Course discussion includes healthcare regulatory compliance and legal and ethical situations that directly apply to the healthcare environment. Practical application will include preparation of a Code of Ethics to emphasize the potential for unethical and illegal situations within healthcare.
BHMC 433 Principles of Healthcare Management
This course discusses management principles and practice within healthcare organizations. Topics include basic principles related to motivating employees, performance management, and communication. Practical application will include critiquing current managerial practices in a variety of healthcare organizations.
BHMC 443 Capstone Project
This BHMC program culminates with the capstone project where a major healthcare management topic relative to a specific organization is explored and completed. The practical application will synthesize prior course information and sharpen research skills throughout the capstone project.
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