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 86812 Quality Control in Healthcare

Credits : 3

This course explores the healthcare industry’s need to reduce costs and improve quality. Healthcare delivery systems face a similar crisis, as did the U.S. automobile industry many years ago; as healthcare consumers become more knowledgeable about healthcare costs and quality measurements associated with their products and services. Students will examine performance improvement methods, process control, medical informatics, six sigma, and statistical analysis for improving healthcare services.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss risk medical errors, healthcare costs, plus, Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Explain value proposition and standards of quality healthcare.
  • Explore the quality and cost of healthcare services.
  • Explore performances of healthcare organizations, “80-20 rule,” and stages of effective management.
  • Describe organizations that deploy quality improvement teams, crew resource management, and methods to generate ideas in groups.
  • Discuss manageable lists of task from brainstorming, plus, management and physician team success.
  • Define value proposition, process analysis, and value stream.
  • Apply value added and non-value added concepts.
  • Explore basic flow charts.
  • Explain quality metric, activity based costing, and compliance measures important to healthcare.
  • Examine CAHPS, clinical Microsystems, and EHR systems.
  • Discuss data warehouses in healthcare quality systems, predictive modeling and data mining approaches.
  • Evaluate systems thinking, Deming’s Theory of Profound Knowledge, and theory control charts.
  • Discuss major categories of control charts and special cause/common variations.
  • Explore statistical process controls and use of control charts.
  • Discuss characteristics of TPS, autonomation, and kaizen event.
  • Explain “kanban,” CPG development, maintenance cycle, and randomized controlled trials.
  • Explore the major steps in the “plan phase” of PDSA and “never events.”
  • Discuss Six Sigma, meaning of Six Sigma, and the assumptions underlie Six Sigma.
  • Examine three Six Sigma metrics, voices of Six Sigma, and basic Six Sigma equations.
  • Review “5 why’s,” DMADV, and DMAIC.
  • Discuss Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
  • Explain why the award is important to the business world of the United States.
  • 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 on an area of interest discussed during the course.
  • Provide the student an opportunity to research a PQRI Measure concept or topic to expand their knowledge of the healthcare profession.

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