St. Scholastica has prepared students to be leaders and problem solvers in the healthcare field for 100 years. This program combines the school's expertise in health sciences and management to prepare future healthcare administrators to help improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery.
Graduates of this program will receive a bachelor of arts in management degree with a healthcare administration concentration.
In this program, students will master core business skills and develop specialized skills that are unique to healthcare management. Graduates will be skilled in the following areas:
Healthcare administrators plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare. This includes a variety of roles, from large hospitals, physicians' offices, rural clinics and nursing and residential care facilities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 16 percent growth rate in healthcare administration by 2018.
Overview of the concepts, principles and practice of the field of health information management; professional roles within the field; professional organizations and the professional Code of Ethics; the content and structure of manual, computerized and hybrid health record and the standards that govern the development of a patient record within a health care facility; creation and management of health documents and e-forms.
Application of technology to HIM practice including electronic health records, clinical information systems, management information systems in HIM; this course will focus on hands on experience with electronic systems including the Academic Electronic Health Record (AEHR) via AHIMA’s virtual lab and other technology applications for creating, managing, and storing and retrieving electronic health data. Prerequisite: HIM 2110.
Study of the U.S. judicial system; hospital, medical staff and other professional liability; health information as evidence; consent for treatment; retention and release of medical information; the health record as a legal document; risk management, prevention and potential; confidentiality of health information; and a patient's right to know. Prerequisite: HIM 2110.
Managing coded data in healthcare organizations; uniform data sets and healthcare informatics standards for health data collection; evaluation of data quality; DRGs, MS-DRGs and other case mix systems; revenue cycle management; data collection for enterprise; reportable and specialized databases; data mining of healthcare data. Prerequisite: HIM 3211.
Course covers the history and development of the healthcare system in the United States; health in society today; types of healthcare institutions and services, organizational structure, roles of healthcare professionals and functions of hospitals and other health facilities; accountability in healthcare and the role of government in healthcare, introduction to current models of health financing.