This course focuses on human resource management skills used by business managers in day-today operations. While focusing on the different aspects of human resource management and practices, problem solving and critical thinking skills are applied.
This course will prepare students to work with commonly used office packages in order to meet organizational and management needs within a professional office. Students will learn about information systems used within the workplace such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
In this course, students learn about the major concepts and operational principles behind managed care, which limits access to care in order to reduce cost and is exerting a growing influence on healthcare delivery in the United States. This course also examines regulation of managed care practices and how the managed care model affects the doctor–patient relationship. Rapidly changing health policy on the federal level, including efforts to reform health care financing and delivery, has tremendous implications for all segments of the healthcare industry. In this course, students review major trends and players in healthcare policy, the policy making process pump, and the economic, social, and political impact of policy decisions.
This course includes an overview of terminology including word analysis and word forms related to the human body. It includes a survey of medical terminology of the body systems, anatomical and physiological terminology, diagnostic terms, clinical and surgical procedures, and laboratory tests.
In this course, students gain a fundamental understanding of epidemiology, which identifies diseases, determines how they are spread, and how they are measured in the distribution of human populations. Students will explore the social determinants of health and the role of epidemiology in the planning and administration of health services, and prevention of disease. Topics include public health, communicable diseases, epidemiological study methods, prevention of disease, and cultural wellness. Through a broad review and case studies, this course examines health challenges and solutions on a community and global level and the economic, social, and political forces that have shaped wellness and healthcare.
This course is designed to provide students with advanced information and skills necessary to use electronic health record (EHR) systems in the healthcare setting. Students will have the opportunity to work with an existing EHR for hands- on training.
This course will acclimate learners to medical coding and billing in order to prepare them for this common administrative duty within medical organizations. Common medical terms, conditions, diseases, and disorders will be utilized in coding, which will ensure accurate claims processing, thus stabilizing revolving revenue upon disbursement of payments from insurance carriers. Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to comprehend the work day for coders and billers within a medical organization.
This course evaluates the continuum of long term care and provides an overview of the management and administration of long term facilities and services. It examines special economic, cultural, and social considerations, as well as certain laws and regulations, as they apply to patients in long term care. This course examines administrative and staffing functions and the essential skills necessary to manage long – term care patients and employees. A subcomponent of long care, mental health, is integrated into the coverage of working with the community, programming, public policy, marketing, and financing.
This course explores the development and evolution of quality in healthcare and the development of a quality assurance/quality improvement plan, team, and ongoing process. Various methods of providing high-quality care, such as the use of clinical practice guidelines, are reviewed for their impact on patient outcomes and safety. This course presents the basic principles of quality management, including establishing benchmarks and improving patient safety, measuring health outcomes and patient satisfaction, and reviewing the regulations and accreditation requirements that apply in healthcare settings.