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SCPS College Catalog 2018-2019 
SCPS College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate in Health Care Administration

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Upon completion of this certificate program, you will have further developed your expertise and experience in the following critical areas of health care administration:

Manage people and processes in health care organizations

  • Assess, develop and apply your management and leadership style in real-world scenarios.  Through a mix of case studies, assessments, examinations, and application you will be challenged to evaluate and respond to various situations and issues experienced by health care organizations. An emphasis will be placed on producing effective solutions in alignment with legal, ethical, and compliance standards and an awareness of the financial impact on the organization.

Drive strategy and improvement in health care organizations

  • Leverage your leadership skills and knowledge of policies, economics, finance, systems, and organizations to develop and implement strategic enhancements in your health care organization.  

Ensure required policies are applied to health care administration

  • Examine the government’s responsibility to respect the interests, promote and protect the health and welfare, and uphold the rights of the public. Explore health care policy, applications of health care law and ethics, as well as management ideas, theories, and case studies.

Apply principles of economics to manage finances in health care organizations.

  • Develop and apply practical skills necessary to understand and effectively leverage financial and insurance information in a health care setting. Prepare budgets, calculate reimbursement, and use metrics to understand and quantify heath care staffing / personnel expenses. Utilize established profitability measures to evaluate the effectiveness of specific investments and their value to your organization.

Develop insight into managing information systems in health care organizations

  • Through your course work, case studies and projects you will be exposed to, and gain a high level understanding of various information systems utilized in health care organizations.  If you choose to take the Information Systems in Health Care Administration elective, you will gain additional knowledge related to Electronic Health Record (EHR) needs, Health Insurance Portable and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements, health care data standards, and associated clinical information systems.  Additionally, you will study how core competencies of health care informatics can be developed and applied to real-world situations.

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