Bachelor of Arts

Students must complete 12 hours (4 courses) from the following:

 

HM4000 Healthcare Industry 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the healthcare industry including healthcare organizations and structures, public policy makers, and healthcare operations. Emphasis is placed on rapid changes in healthcare delivery systems as a response to increased healthcare costs, aging of the population, advanced medical science and technology, changing disease patterns, consumer demands, and distribution and use of the healthcare workforce.

HM3100 Healthcare Informatics 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces the nurse to informatics applications in clinical practice, administration, research and education. Basic informatics concepts, current issues and information management systems will be covered. Topics include legislative regulation, HIPPA, electronic health records, and other applications will be identified and explored.

HM4010 Legal and Regulatory Issues in Healthcare 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an introduction to legal and regulatory standards governing healthcare organizations. Topics include legal requirements, responsibilities, and con-straints related to health provider/patient relationships, medical records, malpractice insurance, and licensure of health professionals.

HM4020 Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement 3 credits 5 weeks

This course relays a general description and application of certain financial principles in a healthcare setting including insurance payment systems, funding sources, non-profit verses for profit, return on investment, and profitability. It provides an overview of financial statements and financial responsibility reporting, budgeting, inventory control, asset management, payer systems, accounts receivable, charity care, and managing controllables.

 

HM4030 Corporate Compliance and Integrity 3 credits 5 weeks

This course will assist the nurse manager in identifying the key elements of compliance, responsibility and integrity as required by the Office of Inspector General, and common institutional policy. Core content will include the following learning categories: general compliance risk areas, elements of a compliance program, impacts of documentation and coding, and patient care risk areas related to a healthcare delivery system or business.