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Our Health Care Administration (HCA) Bridge Program is focused on helping you become career-ready. Our HCA bridge program was created to help you navigate and advance in your career through interaction and learning by doing. Taught entirely online by practicing health care managers, we are committed to preparing you to thrive in the ever-changing health care field. We will do this by delivering courses that can connect prior experiences with targeted learning to earn the skills and competencies required to progress in your career.
The healthcare center or system remains an important hub of care but with many levels of care, organizational structures, physical locations and range of services. This course focuses on the underlying theme of how to provide health care that is the best, most effective, accessible, and affordable, in a vibrant and flexible organizational and delivery system. The course also examines the trends and issues relating to practitioners and caregivers clustered around the continuing expansion of scope of practice and the related increase in education, credentialing and allied health professionals (specialists).
Designed to help students understand and apply analytical and decision-making skills using basic accounting, budgeting and finance principles, concepts and techniques most important to health care administrators. This learning experience examines aspects of modern hospital and health care financial and budget management to prepare students for supervisory and management roles in the future.
Designed to help students understand and apply the basic elements of quality improvement and organizational responsibilities related to quality improvement and risk management in health care delivery. The course helps students understand and use data sources, electronic health records, clinical practice guidelines and improvement and future of healthcare quality improvement strategies.
Employing real life scenarios, this course presents the ethical and legal challenges, precedence and implications of health care administration. The unique legal aspects encountered in the provision of health services are analyzed including access, affordability, health care interventions and human rights are interfaced with legal and ethical issues challenging the provision of health care services.
Introduces students to health care leadership, management and organizational communication practices and concepts. Scenario-based, the course emphasizes the application and integration of planning, decision-making, influencing, and controlling effecting healthcare change. Discussion will cover how this self-knowledge and professional communication skills can help in developing healthcare leadership capabilities.
Students gain an understanding of health care informatics including basic vocabulary, concepts, technology, uses and practices to foster better collaboration among patient’s various caregivers. The history, background, development and prominence of health care informatics are presented, as well as academic, private, and government influences.
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