M.B.A. in Health Care Management - Health Information Systems

MGT 500 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL DEVELOPMENT          

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course will provide students with an opportunity to create a plan for developing the abilities associated with superior managerial performance. It will also provide an orientation to the self-directed, active learning methods of the entire program. This course explores contemporary ideas on effective leadership and management. Team exercises, case studies and assessment tools provide the framework for learning. This course must be taken in the student’s first semester. 3 credits.

MGT 520 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND DESIGN          

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course will study how organizations function, how they affect and are affected by the environment and the process by which managers select and manage aspects of structure and culture in order to achieve organizational goals. The roles of abilities associated with managerial effectiveness are explored. Team exercises and cases provide a framework for learning.
Prerequisites: BUS 100 or BUS 130 or HA 481 or NU 430 (MBA in HCM students must complete HA 481 or NU 430). 3 credits.

MGT 525 MARKETING CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES          

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the core marketing competencies essential to the successful operation of any organization. The course focuses on the marketing concept and proceeds to the development of a marketing strategy within the framework of an organization’s strategic plan. Students will interact with each other in cases, which illustrate and apply marketing principles and will culminate in a project that applies those principles to a workplace or industry issue or project. 3 credits.

MGT 610 STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS IN RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT   

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course will introduce students to the use of statistical methods and reasoning to help managers make better decisions and improve performance. Specific topics include: probability, sampling techniques, multiple regression, time series analysis, statistical quality control methods and tests of hypothesis and design of experiments. These statistical concepts will be applied in a term project to improve quality and productivity. Note: Online E.M.B.A. students must take final exam on campus. Prerequisites: MAT 151 or BUS 222, and MGT 500 and four other 500-level courses. 3 credits.

MGT 655 OPERATIONS AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT          

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course focuses on contemporary practices, ones that have proven to be successful in the management of operations and quality. An interdisciplinary approach is employed so that students learn how operations relate throughout the whole business. Emphasis is on the service sector, with recognition of global competition. Analysis of case studies and teamwork provide the framework for learning. Prerequisite: MGT 610. 3 credits.

MGT 690 INTEGRATIVE ANALYSIS IN MANAGEMENT          

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course provides comprehensive coverage of the research process in organizations. It enables students to understand the nature of the scientific method as applied to managerial concerns. Students will receive didactic instruction in research methods and are given an opportunity to create and execute independent, work-related research projects or to prepare a publishable paper. This course also provides students with an opportunity to review and evaluate the progress made in developing their managerial abilities over the course of the program. This evaluation serves as the basis for updating the students’ managerial abilities development plans created at the beginning of the program. Prerequisite: MGT 610 and departmental approval. This course can only be taken as part of a student’s last six to nine credits. 3 credits.

HCM 511 HEALTH CARE LAW AND MEDICAL ETHICS           

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course will focus on the many principles and theories of law and medical ethics as they relate to health care management and administration. This course will prepare graduate students to apply the learned principles into actual management/administrative practice. Learning will provide students with not only the necessary foundation to apply these principles in the job setting, but also the ability to understand and apply advanced study in health care law and medical ethics. The Health Care Law component will examine application in law, both generally and in relation to health care liability and risks facing health care mangers and practitioners today. The medical ethics component will focus on the many principles and theories of ethics as they relate to health care delivery, as well as health care administration. Prerequisites: HA 481 and CHA 493. 3 credits.

HCM 532 MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS      

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course will build the foundation for effectively managing health care information systems by studying two components: technology basics and health care applications. Basic technology areas of hardware, operating systems, software, database management, standards and privacy will be covered. Students will then learn how clinical information is transformed into digital data through various coding systems (i.e. CPT). The course concludes with an extensive review of prominent healthcare programs such as electronic health records, computerized provider order entry, barcoding and e-health applications with emphasis on their role in delivering more efficient and higher quality care. Prerequisites: HA 481 and CHA 430 and either HA 493 or COM 140 or COM 141. 3 credits.

HCM 560 HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND SYSTEMS          

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course describes the changes in the components of the U.S. health care systems including historic and current factors influencing the delivery and provision of health care services and products. Particular attention is paid to political and social forces that are responsible for those changes. Prerequisites: HA 481 and CHA 430 or NU 450. 3 credits.

HCM 641 HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND REIMBURSEMENT           

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course focuses on the financial drivers of the U.S. health care system. Particular emphasis will be given to how the unique features of the American health care system’s financial condition and reimbursement methodologies are shaped by public policy, market forces, medical innovation and demographic factors. Understanding and transforming financial metrics into management reports will be fully explored. Prerequisites: HA 481 and CHA 496, and CHA 430 or NU 450. 3 credits.

HCM 651 PROJECT MANAGEMENT                 

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course presents project management in a holistic, balanced perspective. The importance of both the technical and behavioral aspects of project management is recognized. The major issues encountered domestically and abroad are addressed. The students are provided a road map for managing any type of project, including those relating to: information technology, healthcare, government and business. The course methodology focuses on the application of course concepts via exercises and case studies. Teamwork provides the framework for learning. Prerequisite: HCM 532 (for MBA in HCM/HIS students only). 3 credits.

HCM 681 STRATEGIC PLANNING IN HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS   

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
The objective of this course is to empower health care students with the skills and knowledge to create business value through information systems. Focus will be on the alignment of business and IT strategies as a source of competitive advantage and mission fulfillment. Students will learn how to develop a strategic IT plan that addresses the social, organizational, economic, cultural and political dimensions encountered in deployment of major systems. Case studies from other industries will be analyzed to better understand how the challenges and opportunities entailed in the strategic management of information systems can be successfully addressed in a health care environment. Prerequisite: HCM 651. 3 credits.

PREREQUISITES

HA 481 HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
An overview course dealing with health care management. Included in the course are such topics as effective management, supervision, organizational structures, decision making, personnel and staffing, performance appraisal, finance, budgets, fiscal operations, facilities maintenance and services distribution and control. State codes and accreditation standards are reviewed. Not to be taken by students who have taken BUS 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

HA 493 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course assists students in understanding the development, design, evaluation, selection and utilization of computer application in health care. Students will be instructed on how to understand and utilize state of the art computer based health care applications and technologies, including e-health and -health care technologies. Emphasis will also be placed on how computer applications and e-health technologies can support high quality patient care and improve management decisions in health care institutions. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Offered when there is sufficient student demand.

BUS 130 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
An introduction to the study of management theory concerning human behavior in formal organizations. The student is given the opportunity to test theories through the analysis and discussion of a series of case studies. Suggested antecedent course: BUS 100 or HA 481. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

NU 430 NURSING LEADERSHIP

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course includes a study of theories of leadership, organizational behavior and planned change. Emphasis is placed on decision-making. Nursing leadership in traditional and unstructured health care settings is explored. The student examines values and ethical issues, as well as socioeconomic and public policy issues affecting nursing and health care delivery. Prerequisites: NU 350, PSY 150. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

BUS 100 PROCESS OF MANAGEMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
An introduction to the business decision-making process through the study of the theory and practice of management. The manager’s tasks — planning, organizing, directing and controlling — are reviewed through reading and case studies. The student is introduced to the concept of strategic planning and in line with today’s emphasis on productivity, particular attention is paid to human resources and motivation. Not to be taken by students who have taken HA 481. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

COM 140 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course is designed as an introductory course to provide the background necessary for the effective use of microcomputers. The emphasis is on the major applications of microcomputers: word processing, relational databases, spreadsheets and the use of the Internet. The course includes hands-on experience with common applications software as well as an introduction to computer hardware. No previous computer related experience necessary. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

MAT 151 FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
An introduction to statistics, including probability, sampling distributions, correlations, predictions and hypothesis testing. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

BUS/ECO 222 STATISTICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
Collection and tabulation of statistical data. Simple correlation and regression analysis. Probability. Random variables. Normal distribution. Sampling and sampling distributions. Statistical inference. Use of Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program, integrated into the course. Prerequisite: MAT 113 or MAT 200. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHA 430 HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
An in-depth study of the organization of the U.S. health care delivery system. Special attention is given to practices and problems affecting providers and consumers of health care. Recent changes in the financing mechanisms and their impact on distribution of services are discussed. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHA 496 HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND ECONOMICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
The course covers analysis of the financial health of health care institutions (globally and facility-specific), financial statements, capital and operating budget techniques, DRGs and RUGs and inventory management. The role of the government in regulation and planning is explored, as are changes in reimbursement methodology and payment systems, including HMOs and PPOs. In addition, the course will provide an overview of the economics of the health care system including supply and demand concepts as they relate to the provision of health care services, cost behavior, cost and production functions and comparative health systems. Duplicative of HA 497 Financial Management in Health Care Institutions. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
 

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