Presents an overview of major issues related to the design, function, management, regulation, and evaluation of health insurance and managed care plans. Provides a firm foundation in basic concepts pertaining to private and public sector health insurance/benefit plans, both as provided by employers and government agencies such as Medicaid and Medicare. Key topics include population care management techniques, provider payment, organizational integration, quality and accountability, cost-containment, and public policy. The course makes extensive use of outside experts Course is relevant for management- or policy-oriented students who will be working in, or interrelating with, public and private health insurance plans and organized delivery systems such as HMOs and hospital/physician integrated delivery systems.
Hospital Information System
This course aims to introduce participants to the role of current Hospital Informatics Technologies and initiatives. To build Knowledge and skills regarding the manner in which ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) can be employed to enhance the organization and delivery of efficient and effective healthcare, and to promote population health.
Hospital Quality Management
This course introduces concepts, tools, techniques used in quality management in general, and its application to hospital quality settings in order to assure design of services and improve the delivery process with a patient centered focus.
Monitoring and Evaluation of Hospital Services
The course begins with an Overview that provides users with an orientation to Monitoring and Evaluation of hospital services Principles. This course teaches the fundamental concepts of coding and documentation for Hospital services, including procedures for assigning the monitoring and evaluation level based on physician documentation. The course focuses on specific type’s services, including Physician Office Services, Physician Hospital Services, Preventive Services, and Critical Care and Emergency Services.
Physical Facility Management
The main goal of the course is to acknowledge students with the basic concepts of the physical resources healthcare facilities and technologies to show how to manage them efficiently with the financial resources required. The focus will be on how to manage the logistics of provided services, improve and increase productivity of operations using different models and techniques that also insure not only quality but long-term reliability as well.
Costing and Pricing of Hospital Services
This course, designed for teaches modern managerial finance theories as applied to health services organizations. The curriculum is based on basic accounting and finance principles and seeks to convey an understanding of the major financial issues facing hospitals, such as reimbursement protocol, cost allocation, physician-hospital integration analysis and risk sharing. The growing need of hospitals to have an efficient system to control costs and at the same time maintain quality Modern day hospitals provide a variety of services to patients under one roof. It is akin to a large service organization considering the number of personnel involved and the capital-intensive nature of the business be it the civil structures, operation theatres and equipment, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, resuscitation equipment, gas lines, surgical instruments, consumables, and so on. Moreover, it is a 24×7 operations with people playing a vital role in the wellbeing of the patients in the hospital.
Research Methodology & Business Reporting
The first part of this course provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for business research. It introduces the processes for developing research and considering different research designs and approaches together with statistical methods for data analysis and interpretation. The second part of the course teaches students how to report and present research findings using computer technologies and other presentation aids.
This course is designed to enable students to identify central issues and problems in business organizations to suggest alternative approaches and then present well-supported recommendations for future actions. The course will accomplish these objectives by explaining concepts and theories useful in understanding the strategic management process. The course will cover topics such as characteristics of strategic decisions, strategic decision makers, social responsibility and ethics in strategic management, situation analysis and corporate strategy, business and functional strategies in addition to strategy implementation and control. A case-study oriented approach will be heavily used in this course.