Healthcare Administration Courses

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HCAD 310|Healthcare Operations Management

5 Credits

This course addresses use of operations management concepts and skills in healthcare organizations. Students learn how to analyze, design, plan, and identify support for healthcare delivery services and to effectively and efficiently meet patient needs. Theory is addressed and explored through the use of case studies. Topics also include healthcare quality assurance, performance management, healthcare facilities, management skills, supply chain management, and patient flow logistics.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program, completion of a two-year degree or equivalent, or instructor approval.

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HCAD 315|Healthcare Informatics/Information Technology

5 Credits

This course provides an introduction to health information technology and to the science of informatics as applied to healthcare. Emphasis is placed on how healthcare facilities use information technology to select and utilize electronic information management systems and to integrate data from patient health records. Topics include: use of computer networks, system protocols and policies, data and system architecture and congruency, communication and legal issues, basic computer security and safety, mobile applications, multi-system integration, stand-alone applications, data collection methods and integrity, legal document compliance, and consistent documentation to prevent errors.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program, completion of a two-year degree or equivalent, or instructor approval. This course is cross-listed with NRS 315. Students completing HCAD 315 may not receive graduation credit for NRS 315.

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HCAD 330|Legal Issues in Healthcare

5 Credits

This course covers laws and regulations that affect healthcare administration including torts and crimes, contracts, HIPAA and Stark laws, and federal and state laws and regulations such as the Affordable Health Act.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program, completion of a two-year degree or equivalent or instructor approval.

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HCAD 420|Human Resources Management & Policy

5 Credits

Course topics include healthcare personnel policies and programs, human resources requirements, recruitment, onboarding new staff, talent management, performance appraisal, salary and wage administration, communicating with and motivating of healthcare personnel, and management/labor relations in healthcare industries. Healthcare policy, politics, and the role of federal, state and local government on healthcare public policy and its impact on healthcare services are also considered. The basic principles for policy development are discussed.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program, completion of a two-year degree or equivalent, or instructor approval.

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HCAD 480|Healthcare Administration Capstone

5 Credits

Provides students the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the required healthcare administration and applied management coursework. The focus is the application of healthcare leadership and management components, theories, and concepts. Provides the theoretical foundations of program planning and evaluation (including needs assessment, program monitoring, and outcome evaluation), and their applications. Students develop a comprehensive strategic plan for a healthcare organization, complete a major project, and/or complete an approved internship.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMGT 300, 350, 400, 430, and HCAD 315, 330, and 420.

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