Health Care Organizations And Delivery Systems – hcs531 (3 credits)

This course is a comprehensive approach to health care delivery systems that provides the student with an in-depth understanding of health systems and organizations. Students will examine historical evolutions of the health care industry and recent impacts that influence the delivery of health care.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Health Care Service Delivery

  • Analyze the challenges of accessing health care services.
  • Describe how technology impacts health care delivery.
  • Describe the types of health care delivery environments.

The Organization of Health Care

  • Examine the distribution of providers, services, and products in the health care continuum.
  • Identify various workforce roles that contribute to the array of health care services.
  • Contrast the roles and the impact of professional health care organizations on the health care industry.

Impact of Finance and Regulations in Health Care

  • Describe the impact of legislation on health care.
  • Identify types of payment systems designed for the delivery of health care.
  • Analyze the growth of national health care expenditures and regulatory cost measures.

Population-Based Health Care Delivery

  • Identify strategic indicators used to plan for community health care needs.
  • Describe the concepts of population health on health care delivery.

Future Trends in Health Care Delivery

  • Describe consumer-driven interactions and their influence on health care delivery.
  • Discuss future trends and challenges in service delivery for health care organizations.

Evolution of Health Care

  • Explain the implications of beliefs and values on the health care system.
  • Describe the historical evolution of U.S. health care.
  • Identify events that stimulate change in the health care systems and services.

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