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HSMB 101 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course introduces the student to the health care system in the United States and to the role of the health services manager. The course offers an overview of health care system components, management concepts, goal setting, budgeting, organizing, team building and leadership concepts. The importance of communication in health care management area will be stressed. Incorporated into the weekly class sessions, the instructor will have the opportunity to discuss observational experiences to acquaint the student with the management and physical makeup of health care organizations.

HSMB 200 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY and CODING CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course provides the student with an opportunity to learn the language of medical terminology and how it correlates with United States coding classification systems. Medical terminology will be presented by body system, integrating diseases affecting each body system type. The Students learn the basics of the ICD-9 and ICD-10 medical coding classification systems to better understand the impact on the financial status of the department and/or healthcare organization.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Health Services Management (HSMB 101)

HSMB 301 PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES

Fall, 3 credit hours

The course presents an overview of the history and development of public health. The student is provided with the opportunity to examine the current public health care system and its relevance to their practice. The fundamentals of epidemiology are covered. Applications to the students practice setting are explored. Health planning, health promotion, and global health issues are included.

Prerequisites: HSMB 101 or BIOL 209, or permission of instructor.

HSMB 302 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE

Spring, 3 credit hours

This writing intensive course prepares the students to examine legal and ethical issues in healthcare as they impact the health services manager and others involved in healthcare decision making. A variety of commonly experienced legal situations and ethical dilemmas will be discussed, including the basics of civil and criminal healthcare law, professional liability, antitrust, managed care, organizational restructuring, patient rights, scientific research, rationing, healthcare practices, and other issues. The course also will educate students in legal research methods applied to the health services management field.

Prerequisites: HSMB 301/NURS 301 Public Health Issues

HSMB 304 U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Fall, 3 credit hours

The United States health care system is a large and vital segment of the United States economy. This course identifies and examines the various components of the U.S. healthcare system and the interrelationship of those components. Topics covered include healthcare in a free enterprise system, government regulations, health services access and utilization, health delivery settings, healthcare personnel, the pharmaceutical industry, public health, health insurance, managed care, quality of care, health policy, and other topics.

Prerequisites: HSMB 101, or junior status or permission or instructor.

HSMB 305 MANAGED CARE

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course provides the student with the basic information needed to learn critical concepts of managed care. The course includes types of managed care organizations, elements of management control and governance structure, and quality management in managed care. Regulating, legal and ethical issues related to managed care is discussed.

Prerequisite: U.S. Health Care System (HSMB 304) and junior level status, or permission of instructor.

HSMB 306 HEALTH CARE FINANCING

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course provides the student with an opportunity to understand the fundamentals of the financial management of health care organizations. The course includes such topics as accounting, financial statement analysis, time value money, cost analysis and budgeting, and agency costs and their effects on financial decision making.

Prerequisites: U.S. Health Care System (HSMB 304) AND Introduction to Finance (FSMA 210), or permission of instructor.

HSMB 307 HEALTH CARE FACILITY ADMINISTRATION

Spring, 3 credit hours

The course explores the overall responsibilities of an administrator in contemporary health care facilities. These responsibilities involve planning, implementation, and other management skills. To contribute to the achievement of these skills, along with a greater knowledge of health operations, the course examines health care organizational structures, operational aspects of clinical and non-clinical departments, delivery and finance system issues, quality improvement, strategic planning, decision-making, evaluation, and other administrative related topics.

Prerequisite: U.S. Health Care System (HSMB 304) or junior status or permission of instructor.

HSMB 308 ORIENTATION TO INTERNSHIP

Fall, 1 credit

An internship is required to complete the degree in Health Care Management. The course prepares students for the internship by: securing an appropriate site and establishing learning objectives, describing journal contents and a portfolio, establishing contracts for SUNY approval and appropriate liability insurance documentation.

Prerequisite: Senior level status or permission of instructor

HSMB 309 NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION

Fall, 3 credits

This course is designed to help students apply the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses to the specific field of nursing home administration. It covers such topics as operational management, finance, human resources, residential care, and environmental management, dealing with those subjects in the context of nursing home administration.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Health Services Management (HSMB 101)

HSMB 310 HEALTHCARE QUALITY and PATIENT SAFETY

Fall, 3 credits

This course discusses the state of current healthcare and the role of patient safety as a professional responsibility. Students will achieve a familiarity with the definition and measurement of quality of healthcare in a variety of healthcare settings along with the drivers of quality improvement, the history of healthcare quality, the principles of quality improvement, and the integrated patient safety risk management programs that promote the national patient safety goals.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Health Services Management (HSMB 101)

HSMB 408 INTERNSHIP FOR HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

Spring, 3 - 12 credit hours

Working in conjunction with a field supervisor, the student performs delegated work within an administrative setting. This is a culminating experience in which the student is expected to integrate concepts gained in previous program course work. The internship will be individualized according to the career interests of the student and the needs of the supervising organization. Internship assignments may include information gathering, analysis, planning, implementation, evaluation, and other responsibilities.

Prerequisite: Senior level status, completion of all required HSMB courses before participation, or permission of the instructor

HSMB 410 SENIOR SEMINAR

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This multidisciplinary capstone course integrates materials from Business and Healthcare Management courses to allow students to gain practical skills and knowledge of the health care system and the role healthcare managers have within the healthcare system. Students analyze and evaluate advanced health care issues, i.e. impact of Affordable Care Act on health care facilities, providers, and consumers. Students also study contemporary challenges by incorporating knowledge gained through health care courses and required readings.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Completion of a minimum of 90 credits in the Bachelor of Healthcare Management degree or permission of instructor.