HCA (Healthcare Administration)

 

HCA 3103 Healthcare Information Systems

Three hours

Emphasizes identification, implementation, and effective use of the most common information systems in healthcare. This study includes applications used in government and academic settings, as well as hospital, clinical environments, and tertiary care facilities.

 

HCA 3113 Public Health and Community Relations

Three hours

Examines the basic components of healthcare. This course addresses the determination and measurement of health and diseases, focuses on the individual health needs of patients, and a historic perspective of the development of healthcare, especially in the United States. Students learn how healthcare organizations involve the community in implementing their mission-promoting partnerships and strategic alliances. Students learn methods to develop and implement community outreach that include positive public and patient relationships.

 

HCA 4503 Healthcare Accounting and Financial Control Systems

Three hours

As a review of healthcare financial environments, it addresses the formation and uniqueness of financial accounting in healthcare including the special needs in preparation and financial analysis of healthcare financial statements, and includes investment planning, management, and compliance. This course provides an introduction to coding and reimbursement policies, an orientation to physician fee schedules, third-party contracts, and related reconciliation processes. Retirement planning, management and compliance with laws, and filing procedures are also
addressed.

 

HCA 4703 Healthcare Operations, Performance, and Governance

Three hours

Integrates the study of governance in healthcare organizations. This course reviews roles of physicians and other healthcare stakeholders and introduces the student to quality performance improvement programs, including compensation and benefits programs, job classification systems, employee placement, appraisal, and training programs. It also identifies risks throughout the healthcare organization, including legal compliance, liability insurance, personnel and property security plans and policies, stakeholder needs assessment, relationship development, physician business training, patient and process flow, monitoring of licensure, credentialing, and recertification.

 

HCA 4981 HCA Capstone Project Proposal

One hour

An introduction to the Organizational Management Capstone Project for Healthcare Administration emphasis students.  Project options include (but are not limited to) a business plan, a grant or capital campaign proposal, a new charity or ministry, a major project for a company or organization, or a comprehensive training process.  The topic is to be integrative in nature, must be approved by the instructor and be related to the healthcare administration field.  The approved proposal will be implemented during HCA 4983.

 

HCA 4983 HCA Capstone Project

Three hours

A substantial applied research/development effort to be completed during the final term of study and must be related to an approved Healthcare Administration field.  Project options include (but are not limited to) a business plan, a grant or capital campaign proposal, a new charity or ministry, a major project for a company or organization, or a comprehensive training process.  The topic is to be integrative in nature.  Students submit a project document and a process integration paper, as well as deliver an oral presentation related to the project.  The project must have been approved HCA 4981.  Prerequisites: HCA 3103, 3113, 4503, 4703, and 4981.