Introduction To Health Care: Riding The Fourth Wave –
This course provides a broad overview of the United States health care system. The historical evolution of the business of health care is examined. The student will explore management concepts and workforce opportunities within the health care industry.
Explain how electronic medical impacts health care delivery.
Describe technological advances and the impact on health care delivery.
Economic Costs of Health Care
Identify key functions and incentives of health maintenance organizations.
Explain the economic causes and implications of health care spending and costs.
Describe the health care benefits offered through Medicare and Medicaid.
Regulatory in Health Care
Describe the potential impact of health care reform on health care delivery.
Explain how regulations impact health care managers and workers.
Business and Management for Health Care
Identify key administrative management roles and functions.
Describe major business functions of the health care industry.
History and Overview of the U.S. Health Care System
Describe the evolution of health care delivery in the United States.
Identify cultural and demographic factors contributing to health care in the United States.
Identify the purpose of additional providers in the health care workforce.
Describe the continuum of health care and service providers.
Major Health Care Providers
Identify education, licensure, and certification requirement for major health care providers.
Explain key issues and challenges facing major health care providers.
Describe the scope of the medical and nursing profession.
History - Industry
Describe how health care industry has changed over the last 50 years.
Identify the ancillary services that support the health care industry.
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