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

HLTH 400 - Health Policy & 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

This course combines the key concepts of health policy development and technology used in healthcare systems. Learners will examine the following: the impact of policy on healthcare structure and delivery, vulnerable populations, disparities in healthcare, and how health policy reform influences patient outcomes. Technology in healthcare systems will be explored for its impact upon healthcare delivery and organizational outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: 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.