510-3 Effective Healthcare Operations. An investigation of the functions of HCOs compared to other business operations including logistics and supply chain control. Addresses excessive resource spending focusing on support systems and ineffective operational issues within constraints of highly regulated healthcare sector. eCommerce, hospital materials supply, inventory control of medical supplies/controlled substances, vendor collaboration, purchasing/receiving, and total value analysis explored with PERT/CPM, mathematical programming and quality controls. Restricted to School graduate majors.
MHA511 - Fundamentals HC Systems
511-3 Fundamentals of Health Care Systems. This course provides a multi-disciplinary analysis and is designed to provide students with information pertaining to the issues surrounding access to care, medical technology, and the complex financial structures of the healthcare system. Students will extensively examine aspects of the complex healthcare system such as managed care, Medicare, Medicaid, pharmaceuticals, health promotion and disease prevention, and the quality of care. Restricted to School graduate majors.
MHA520 - Healthcare Policy
520-3 Healthcare Policy. Explores the public policy interventions within the varying healthcare domains and defines the theoretical reasons for pursuing policy development in the presence of intense political, bureaucratic, and social environments within the healthcare industry. The effects, consequences, and social implications of policy decisions are evaluated through real-world case analysis of actual public health policies. Focus is placed on how policies impact patients and medical providers. Restricted to School graduate majors.
MHA531 - Human Resources in Health Care
531-3 Human Resources in Health Care. (Same as MHI 531) Describes the key human resource functions that play a significant role in the healthcare environment and focuses specifically on how those functions support management initiatives and Joint Commission accreditation and/or regulatory compliance. Extensive review of how the failure to systematically apply effective human resource strategies can result in organizational demise is conducted. Explores the dynamic legal and regulatory environment and carefully examines how legislative changes influence the healthcare organization overall focusing particularly on those functions that are linked to patient satisfaction and balanced scorecards and/or benchmarking of provider performance.
MHA536 - HC Leadership/Strategy
536-3 Strategic Leadership in Healthcare. This course provides students with an examination of nature, function, and techniques of administration and supervision in HCOs. Topics include the ever-changing healthcare environment and trends impacting leadership competencies. Specific healthcare factors that influence organizing managing of varying health systems such as hospitals vs. ambulatory care. Focus will be given on the professional bureaucracy that is complex given regulatory issues, political factors, and the era of the informed patient. Restricted to School graduate majors.
MHA551 - HC Legal/Ethics
551-3 Legal & Ethical Fundamentals in Healthcare. This course provides students with an analysis of the legal and ethical environment of the healthcare industry. Focused on the healthcare environment, the course closely examines the judicial process pertaining to torts, contracts, antitrust, corporate compliance, access to care, negligence, and professional liability. The nature of ethics in the multi-cultural healthcare environment is examined with analysis of the moral issues in healthcare. Restricted to School graduate majors.
MHA555 - HC Promotion and Evaluation
555-3 Theories of Health Promotion and Evaluation. An exploration of the concepts, theories, and status of research in health promotion and disease prevention emphasizing varying methods used to modify the health-related behaviors of groups and individuals. This course examines methods of ascertaining health behaviors, the design and interpretation of behavioral intervention programs to modify behaviors, and current trends in the study of how lifestyle and preventive health practices the field of health care. Restricted to School graduate majors.
MHA556 - HC Research
556-3 Individual Research in Healthcare. This course requires students to complete a research project in the field of healthcare based upon student interest and instructor approval. Each project will have a written paper as a final product and this paper will be submitted for publication, as approved by the instructor, in one of the professional journals within the field of healthcare. Restricted to School graduate majors.
MHA566 - Managing Health Information
566-3 Managing Health Information. A detailed review of the components of an information system as utilized for the capture of health information. Focus is on EHR, HIPAA, and implementation of information systems in healthcare organizations. Classification systems, clinical terminology, and use of health information in terms of operational management and decision making will be explored. Emerging technologies related to the security of health information management are explored. Restricted to School graduate majors.
MHA575 - Current Events in HC
575-3 Current Events Seminar in Healthcare. A current issues seminar course for the field of healthcare where students identify and analyze legislative changes/mandates, healthcare reform, governmental oversight, etc. Students conduct presentations and may participate in discussions with healthcare professionals via a variety of potential classroom methods including, but not limited to, live video conferencing, podcasts, and/or discussion postings, etc. Restricted to School graduate majors.
MHA580 - Epidemiology and EBM
580-3 Managerial Epidemiology and Evidence Based Management. Epidemiological principles pertinent to the delivery, management, and marketing of healthcare services. Examines evidence- and population-based decisions which are critical to effective delivery of patient care. Utilizes evidence-based theories to prepare the students to identify management problems and develop related paths of focused inquiry. Restricted to School graduate majors.
MHA582 - Healthcare Economics
582-3 Healthcare Economics. Covers micro-economic theory focusing on patient demand for services and supply of services based on the complex regulatory environment in healthcare organizations. Students will learn to analyze health policies, as well as the behaviors of patients, insurers, and physicians in varying HCOs. Issues will be explored such as fee structuring; controversial policy issues, such as access to care and/or the medically under-insured or uninsured; the demand and mandate of health insurance; and the increased presence of governmental control that impacts healthcare economics. Restricted to School graduate majors and School advisor.
MHA585 - Financial Issues in Healthcare
585-3 Financial Issues in Healthcare. A macro-examination of the role of finance in healthcare. Emphasis is not on financial formulas, but rather on the application of financial information within the healthcare sector. Discussion of charge-masters, healthcare payment systems and sources of revenue, profit vs. duty, regulatory issues and profit maximization, provider payments and pricing in capitated-managed care markets, and IDS, etc. Case principles specifically related to the healthcare field are completed. Restricted to School graduate majors.
MHA593 - Adv Research/Residency
593-6 Advanced Research/Residency. Students choose research project or residency. Research option includes special project related to administration in the student's chosen field which meets Graduate School guidelines. Students selecting residency option must notify the academic advisor one year PRIOR to enrolling in MHA 593 to complete MOU process. Research option is the only available option if residency deadline missed. Residency sites are in healthcare facilities only and subject to approval of the instructor and University. 1 credit = 50 contact hours. 300 contact hours required. Hours/credit arranged individually. Restrictions may apply based on state-to-state rules. Restricted to School graduate majors and School advisor.
MHA601 - Continuing Enrollment
601-1 Continuing Enrollment. This course is required to satisfy the Graduate School's requirement of continuous enrollment and is intended for those students who are enrolled in the program but cannot take a core academic course during a given semester. Consent of SAH Academic Advisor.