Healthcare Systems and Operations

This introductory course provides an overview of the health professions and U.S. healthcare delivery system. This course explores the historical perspective and current trends in today’s healthcare environment. Topics include healthcare organization and delivery, regulations, finance and reimbursement, managed care, quality and cost, government oversight agencies, the electronic health record (EHR), data exchange, and emerging trends in healthcare. One area of focus will be on the hospital setting with an in-depth evaluation of its different departments, operations, finance, technologies and services rendered to patients.