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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.
*This certification satisfies OHSU’s 15 upper-division non-nursing elective requirements.
This course offers engaging and diverse special contemporary topics in health care that learners benefit from opportunities to hone skills, gain competence, and grow professionally in ways that may be immediately applied to individual practice and system improvement.
Employing real life scenarios, this course presents the ethical and legal challenges, precedence and implications of healthcare 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.
This course is an application of financial management techniques to decision making for health care professionals. This course examines aspects of modern hospital and health care organizational financial management to prepare all students for supervisory and management roles in the future. This course addresses the systems and uses of accounting and financial planning in healthcare organizations; including planning and control or cost factors in the healthcare industry.
This course examines the fragmented structure of the U.S. health care system and its economic implications. We will study how people make decisions regarding their health insurance and health care, and the relationship between these decisions and the structure of the insurance and health care delivery markets. We will also examine the theoretical reasons for government intervention in these markets and the effects of these policies on health insurance and health care delivery. The broad objectives of the class are to understand and appreciate the difficulties of making health insurance and health care decisions in the U.S. health care system, and how these decisions are impacted by insurance and health care provider market structure as well as government policy.
A study of continuous quality improvement, utilization management, and risk management in health care. Also includes study of credentialing, accreditation standards, quality improvement organizations, and medical staff services. Selected management topics specific to health information departments will be covered. Web based instruction.
Lecture, discussion, demonstrations, case analysis. Introduction to the basic principles of leadership and direction for those who are interested in supervision and management of health programs. In addition, a personal assessment of personality type will be conducted. Discussion will cover how this self-knowledge can help in developing leadership capabilities..
A course introducing healthcare professionals to the principles and use of information and communication systems. The student will gain an understanding of the challenges for a Healthcare Informatics professional to analyze and deliver usable and accurate systems and solutions.
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