HLCR-080 The Business of Health Care

This course considers the effects of social influences and business practices as they apply to health care professions. Through application of theoretical concepts and use of case examples, this course introduces students to a variety of topics in the business of health care. Possible topics include historical and social influences on health care and its delivery; developments in health insurance, including the rise of HMOs; organizational mission and performance objectives; accounting practices; marketing principles and competitive factors; alternative organizational structures; personnel management, including staffing, training and diversity; and managing for organizational change. 2 SH.