The certificate in Healthcare Management develops the managerial skills required to work in today’s regulated, complex healthcare field.
Upon completion of the Healthcare Management Certificate, students should be able to apply management principles to healthcare organizations.
A Healthcare Management Certificate will be printed on the transcript of those students who have successfully completed these 12 credits of Healthcare Management courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in the designated courses.
Four of the following:
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the healthcare industry including healthcare organizations and structures, public policy makers, and healthcare operations. Emphasis is placed on rapid changes in healthcare delivery systems as a response to increased healthcare costs, aging of the population, advanced medical science and technology, changing disease patterns, consumer demands, and distribution and use of the healthcare workforce.
Legal and Regulatory Issues in Healthcare
This course is an introduction to legal and regulatory standards governing healthcare organizations. Topics include legal requirements, responsibilities, and constraints related to health provider/patient relationships, medical records, malpractice insurance, and licensure of health professionals.
This course introduces the nurse to informatics applications in clinical practice, administration, research and education. Basic informatics concepts, current issues and information management systems will be covered. Topics include legislative regulation, HIPPA, electronic health records, and other applications will be identified and explored.
(Option for non-BSN students)
Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement
This course relays a general description and application of certain financial principles in a healthcare setting including insurance payment systems, funding sources, non-profit verses for profit, return on investment, and profitability. It provides an overview of financial statements and financial responsibility reporting, budgeting, inventory control, asset management, payor systems, accounts receivable, charity care, and managing controllables.
Corporate Compliance and Integrity
This course will assist the nurse manager in identifying the key elements of compliance, responsibility and integrity as required by the Office of Inspector General, and common institutional policy. Core content will include the following learning categories: general compliance risk areas, elements of a compliance program, impacts of documentation and coding, and patient care risk areas related to a healthcare delivery system or business.