Fall 2017 Course Descriptions for Healthcare Management

HCM 200 The Healthcare System
This course provides students with an understanding of the current American health care system including its history and evolution. The structure of the health care system, financing of health care, provider components, and the legal and regulatory framework within which our system operates will be addressed. The American system will be compared to health care systems globally and national issues such as public health, consumerism, access to and quality of care, health care reform, pay for performance, and managed care organizations will be discussed.

HCM 325 Human Resources in Healthcare
Human Resource Management deals with assessing the need for and the supply of professional and other personnel. Functions include recruitment, selection, training, compensation, and evaluation of such personnel and examining ways to evaluate productivity and monitor accountability for results. Prerequisite: HCM 200.

HCM 335 Marketing and Service Excellence
Healthcare Marketing deals with the processes of deciding what healthcare services to offer, which groups of consumers to serve, where the services should be provided, how services should be promoted to potential consumers & providers, and how prices for services should be determined. Prerequisite: HCM 200.