Business Healthcare (BH)

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BH-571   Introduction to the United States Healthcare SystemCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Completion or waiver of at least three of the six MBA core courses.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An overview of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, including the history, development, and description of the component parts involved in providing healthcare services. Taught from a sociological perspective, course emphasis is placed upon factors such as need, demand, quality, cost of care, distribution, and supply of manpower and physical resources. Also explored are the relationships of healthcare delivery to consumers, providers, financiers, regulators, and other healthcare stakeholders.

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BH-572   Healthcare EconomicsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

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Application of the tools of economics to issues of the organization, delivery, and financing of healthcare. Topics include: economic concepts relevant to healthcare, the system of healthcare financing and delivery arrangements in the U.S., the role of economic factors in the development of health and healthcare public policy, and a base for analyzing the implications of changes in health policy.

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BH-573   Management of Healthcare OrganizationsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: BH-571.

Term Offered: All Terms

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Investigates the evolving management structures of health and healthcare-related organizations. In addition, the structure of managed care is investigated. The course integrates the changing provider organizations, regulatory, and quality assurance agencies and how they are affected by evolving, managed-care reimbursement.

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BH-574   Seminar in Healthcare ManagementCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: BH-571, BH-572, and BH-573.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The capstone in healthcare concentration. Materials contained in previous courses, as well as skills taught in general business courses, are incorporated into a unified examination of critical issues facing the healthcare services environment. Concentrates on the major events driving health management: the consolidation of individual stakeholders into integrated health delivery systems. Current efforts by these stakeholders are included as well, as a tool to reinforce class material.

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BH-575   Healthcare Management ResidencyCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: BH-571, BH-572, and BH-573.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Applies the healthcare and business course material into the healthcare practitioner work setting. The goal is to unify the academic and conceptual with the pragmatism of the work experience. A residency is completed within a healthcare or health-related setting, such as a hospital, long-term care facility, or other healthcare setting, such as managed care organizations. The residency is composed of 400 hours of on-the-job responsibility under the directorship of a practicing healthcare manager. Students with extensive health experience may substitute an independent study for the residency.

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BH-599   Independent Study in Healthcare ManagementCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: BH-571, BH-572, and BH-573.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Independent research in healthcare management in an area not substantially treated in a regular course offering, under the supervision of a Business Administration faculty member with the permission of the Program Director.

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BH-698   Special Topics in Health CareCredits: 3   

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Subject matter varies according to the interest of the students and the professor. The exact nature of the topic covered is indicated in the student's permanent record.