Master's in Healthcare Administration

MBA | Master of Business Administration

MBA With a Concentration in Healthcare Administration

Opportunities Abound Within This Growing, Fast-Evolving Field

The healthcare sector has experienced explosive growth in recent years, with many analysts—including those at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics—projecting that the growth will continue through the decade. Reasons for the expansion include the aging of the baby boomer generation, changes in healthcare policy and, perhaps most exciting, technological advances that have driven new specializations such as healthcare informatics: the leveraging of healthcare-related data to improve the quality of care in a cost-effective manner.

CalSouthern’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare administration is designed to provide the knowledge and practical skills required in this fast-evolving field. It features a cutting-edge curriculum that includes topics such as managing epidemiology, healthcare ethics and legal compliance, informatics, quality control and cultural competency in healthcare administration, among others.

It’s a curriculum from the very forefront of the profession, and it is pragmatic, as well. The courses have been carefully designed to address the issues and solutions healthcare professionals engage in each day, and to give students the knowledge and practical skills they need for managerial and directorial positions within the medical field.

As a student in CalSouthern’s MBA program, you will be mentored by a faculty comprised of dedicated educators who are also experienced professionals in the subjects they teach. With coursework delivered 100-percent online via CalSouthern’s proprietary learning platform, you’ll be able to study at your own pace and on your own schedule, without compromising your work and family lives.

But make no mistake, even though you’ll be doing your coursework remotely, you’ll never be alone. From the day you enroll, you will have a support team of faculty mentors, academic advisors, deans, administration and other professional staff who stand ready to give you all the guidance and support you need to successfully complete your degree program and achieve your personal and professional goals.

Healthcare Administration Courses

HCA 86810 Healthcare Informatics

Credits : 3

This course provides the student with the fundamentals of healthcare delivery systems, health information management, and health information systems based on the core competencies as defined by the American Health Information Management Association, or AHIMA, relative to what students need to know to be knowledgeable in healthcare informatics. The student explores delivery fundamentals, accreditation, regulations, electronic records, coding, and reimbursement. They also learn the importance of healthcare transactions, billing, health statistics, research, and decision-making processes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss ambulatory and acute care facilities, long-term care, and LOS.
  • Explain a type of nurse that can diagnose patients and write orders, and clinically allied health professions.
  • Explore differences between licensed beds and hospital bed counts.
  • Define HIM and HIT.
  • Explain the fields of HIM and IT, medical terminology, and authorization of HIPAA.
  • Discuss patient’s consent and Administrative Simplification Subsection.
  • Define COLD, unit of image data, and sending information over the Internet.
  • Apply software to be used for telephone systems, patient health record data, and differences in patient records at an inpatient facility versus doctor’s office.
  • Explore PHR and functions of patient health records.
  • Describe documents that can be organized in paper charts, hybrid health records, and loose sheets.
  • Explore AHIMA Code of Ethics, HER, and electronic signature.
  • Discuss flow sheet and benefits of patients entering their own symptoms and history into the computer.
  • Evaluate PACS, MPI, and hanging protocols.
  • Discuss health records for emergency departments, Medicare plans, and IPPS.
  • Explore capitation payments and payments that are calculated per diem.
  • Discuss EMC, ERA, and payment floor.
  • Explain types of patient statements, claim edits, and real-time/batch posting.
  • Describe paper forms for professional claims.
  • Discuss coded, fielded primary data, cancer registry, and XML.
  • Discuss de-identified data, case mix index, and sampling.
  • Review algorithm and central tendency values: mean and median.
  • Discuss interfaced and integrated systems, plus, aging reports.
  • Explain human resource systems and risk management.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Faculty Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Allow the student to elaborate and expand their knowledge in an area of interest discussed during the course.
  • Provide the student an opportunity to research a healthcare informatics, technology, or information concept to expand their knowledge of the healthcare profession.

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