2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 28, 2020  
2019 - 2020 College Catalog

ALHT 500 - Health Policy and Technology in Healthcare


Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): NURS 501 , NURS 502 , or enrolled in the Healthcare Management - BBA  with junior status

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course combines key concepts of health policy development and technology used in healthcare systems. Learners will debate current healthcare reform, examine basic concepts of healthcare informatics and current systems in usage, in order to have a comprehensive look at current healthcare policy issues, efforts to address disparities, and technology used in healthcare. Models for studying vulnerable populations will be integrated into examining strategies for improvement, and will be presented in live webinar format. The use of information technology in healthcare systems is analyzed for improving organizational outcomes and healthcare delivery.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Explore healthcare quality indicators and selected healthcare informatics systems for their influence on policy development and healthcare delivery
  2. Analyze individual, community, and societal determinants of vulnerable populations, healthcare disparities, and current legislative efforts to preserve individual and group rights
  3. Conceptualize the integration of policy development and informatics to enable positive change in healthcare delivery
  4. Integrate the healthcare policy legislative process with informatics concepts to address needs of vulnerable populations.