hcs550 | Graduate

Health Care Policy

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This course will provide students with an understanding of how health care policy influences systems and the delivery of care. Policymakers who influence the health status of a society will be identified as well as the role of economic health, interest groups, and the various levels of government involved in policymaking will be examined. Challenges, stakeholder impact, and organizational behavior, all caused by policy requirements, will be identified.

This graduate-level course is 6 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Policy Analysis and Trends

    • Analyze trends that drive change in health policy.
    • Predict future changes to health policy.
    • Analyze the effect of current health policy on the health care environment.

    Development of Health Policy

    • Evaluate the impact of advocacy methods on the development of health policy.
    • Analyze local, state, and federal roles in the development of health policy.
    • Evaluate the impact of individuals and groups on the development of health policy.

    The Context of Health Policy

    • Explain health policy in the United States from a historical perspective.
    • Evaluate policies created to address the health of the U.S. population.

    Health Policymaking and Budgeting

    • Analyze the health policymaking process.
    • Differentiate information needed for the development of health policy.
    • Differentiate key stakeholders and interest groups involved in health policymaking.
    • Evaluate how the policy budget process impacts the health care environment.

    Formulation of Health Policy

    • Analyze the drivers of health policy formulation.
    • Analyze the relationship between agenda setting and the development of legislation.
    • Analyze the roles of legislative committees.

    Policy Implementation and Policy Modification

    • Contrast local, state, and federal policy implementation processes.
    • Analyze the differing roles of public and private regulatory agencies as they relate to the implementation of health policy.
    • Explain how the rulemaking process relates to health care organizations.
    • Analyze the factors that influence policy modification.
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