HA 8160 Introduction to the Health Care System
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements None
Description

This course introduces and describes the healthcare delivery system and the resources that comprise it. The theoretical basis for the system, as well as the overall planning, organization, management, evaluation, quality, and major health policy issues are discussed.

HA 8190 Health Policy and Ethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements None
Description

This course concentrates on health policy issues in the planning, delivery and organization of health services. Examination of policy issues focuses on the relative roles of the public and private sectors and the control procedures used to implement these policies. Ethical issues and problems and their resolutions are presented within a decision-making framework.

HA 8250 Health Economics and Financing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements None
Description

This course explores central problems in the economics and financing of health care services in the U. S. and other economies. The demand, production, cost, and allocation of health care services are examined through the use of a variety of conceptual and empirical models. The effects of financing methods on the availability, quality, and planning of health care are also explored.

HA 8389 Directed Readings in Health Administration
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor, good academic standing
Description
HA 8391 Health Administration Field Study
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements None
Description

This course is designed to provide Master of Health Admini- stration students with an opportunity to apply the health administration skills learned at the Robinson College of Business (RCB) is an approved site off campus. The course immerses students in the planning and execution of complex activities involved in both large and small healthcare organizations. The settings for the activities may change over time. While students are under the general supervision of the faculty, they are expected to display responsible independent action and to interact frequently with healthcare executives.

HA 8440 Executive Leadership in Health Care
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites HA 8160 or HA 8190
Requirements None
Description

This course is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the administration and organization of healthcare systems, including analysis of management problems, planning, evaluation, operations, and policy analysis within the healthcare environment.

HA 8450 Legal Environment of Health Care (Same as LGLS 8450.) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements CSP: 1, 6
Description

This corse provides students with a study of the legal aspects of the health care business. The course covers the role of government in regulating health care and health applications of the law, of torts/malpractice, contracts, and administrative law. It equips students to recognize legal issues in the health care environment and to manage legal risks in decision making.

HA 8460 Human Resource Management in Health Care
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements None
Description

This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic concepts of human resource management in health care organizations. Principles and organization of the human resource management function are introduced.

HA 8550 Healthcare Planning and Financial Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites HA 8160 or HA 8190 and MBA 8135
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 6
Description

This course is designed to integrate and apply knowledge, concepts, and methods in financial management to the ongoing operation and planning for healthcare organizations. The course builds upon an operational knowledge of financial management theory, concepts, and methods. Students have the opportunity to apply these ideas to “real-world” healthcare business cases and use spreadsheet analyses to make financial and operational decisions. Topics covered include financial and operational analysis of healthcare entities, cost accounting, financial forecasting, time value analysis, financial risk concepts, debt and equity financing, capital acquisition and structure decisions, capital budgeting and project risk assessment.

HA 8620 Operations Management and Quality in Health Care
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MBA 7025 or MATH 1070
Requirements None
Description

This course is an introduction to the application of operations management techniques to health care organizations. Topics include: systems theory, waiting lines and queuing theory, quality assurance, project management, facility location and design, health information systems, work design and productivity, forecasting, and simulation.

HA 8630 Managed Care and Integrated Health Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites HA 8160 or HA 8190
Requirements None
Description

This course examines the managed care industry and integrated health systems, including health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, physician hospital organizations, and a variety of other types of managed care plans and related organizations. The managed care industry and integrated health systems are examined from the perspective of hospital, physician, management service organizations, payers, and patients. The course also includes material on quality assurance, risk management, marketing, negotiating contracts, and underwriting and rating issues.

HA 8670 Health Information Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MBA 7025
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 6
Description

This course focuses on the critical role of e-health and information systems in the planning, operation, and management of health care organizations. Topics addressed include the analysis, design, selection, implementation, operation, and evaluation of health information systems in a variety of settings such as health systems, hospitals, and medical practices.

HA 8680 Care Management and Delivery Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites HA 8160
Requirements None
Description

This course focuses on care management in various components of the health care delivery system, particularly the ambulatory care sector. Models of population access and movement through the health care system are emphasized, and the distinctive characteristics of quality assessment, utilization review, and administrative management for each component are discussed. Topics include organization, financial management, operations management, information systems, and quality assessment appropriate for each major health care component.

HA 8700 Health Services Research and Evaluation Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites HA 8160 or HA 8190 and MBA 7025 or MATH 1070, and MBA 8125
Requirements None
Description

This course is designed to provide students with the technical skills in health services research, including program evaluation and survey research methods, analytical epidemiology, and collection and analysis of health services data.

HA 8750 Predictive Analytics in Health Care
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MBA 7025
Requirements CSP 1, 2, and 3
Description

This course introduces the techniques of predictive modeling and analytics in a datarich health care business environment. It covers the process of formulating business objectives, data selection, preparation, and partition to successfully design, build, evaluate and implement predictive models for a variety of health care applications. Predictive modeling tools such as classification and decision trees, neural networks, regressions, association analysis, cluster analysis, and others will be discussed in detail and applied to practical health care problems.

HA 8810 Administrative Residency and Survey I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Requirements None
Description

This course is the initial part of a two-course sequence of practical administrative education in a hospital or health care setting with an experienced health administrator serving as a preceptor. It is designed to provide the student with a model of administrative behavior and to acquaint him or her with health care institutions and their problems while providing supervised practice in administration.

HA 8820 Administrative Residency and Survey II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Requirements None
Description

This course is the second part of the two-course sequence of practical administrative education in a hospital or health care setting with an experienced health administrator serving as a preceptor.

HA 8990 Strategic Management in Health Care
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites HA 8160 and HA 8190
Requirements None
Description

This is a capstone course designed to give the student an opportunity to develop conceptual skills needed by top-level health care managers. Emphasis is given to the integration of subject matter from health administration courses and business administration courses. Subject matter stressed includes (1) development of organizational strategy in health care institutions, (2) the strategic planning process, (3) formulation of objectives and policies, and (4) the management of change in the health care industry.