The requirements and course information for a minor in Health Services Management are provided below.
Students must take HSMT 201 and HSMT 301. In addition, they must complete any two of the following four courses:
This survey course will touch briefly on the key aspects of each of the primary courses in the Health Services Management program: the structure of the U.S. Healthcare system; healthcare law and ethics; the structure of the key types of health care organizations and their management; healthcare strategy and marketing; quality improvement and quantitative techniques; healthcare finance and economics; and long term care and ambulatory care administration. Fall.
This course focuses upon brief historical overview of the development of the U.S. healthcare system; the current components, structure and organization, functions, and financing of the U.S. healthcare system at federal, state, and local levels; and the economic, political/legislative, technological, and other forces that shape the system. PR: HSMT 201 or permission of instructor (if student already has an AS in a health care area, this course may be waived). Fall.
This course focuses upon the organizational structure of all major types of healthcare companies and agencies; the management theory, skills, and application in the different organization settings; and relationship building and cooperation with key external companies, agencies, and other groups that affect the management of healthcare organizations. PR: MGMT 210, HSMT 301. Fall.
This course focuses upon the role, function, management tools, and inter-relationship between: quality management/performance improvement, service excellence, regulatory compliance, and risk management in healthcare organizations. The course material will also emphasize implementation strategies for a developing and operating a program, which integrates all of these functions in a successful total quality management program. PR: BUSN 310, HSMT 301, HSMT 302. Spring.
This course will focus upon: healthcare financing mechanisms including Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and managed care payment rules for a variety of organizational settings; long term strategic financial management; effective budgeting and management of revenues and expenses; revenue maximization strategies; cost accounting; managed care; and key elements of health care economics. PR: HSMT 301, HSMT 302; BUSN 350; CO: HSMT 306. Spring.
The focus of this course is healthcare laws, regulations, and biomedical ethics that govern and guide the operations of the health care industry including those specific to the operations of hospitals, ambulatory care organizations, and long-term care organizations. PR: HSMT 201 and all 300 level HSMT courses, BUSN 301; CO: HSMT 407. Fall.