Feb 29, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HA 515 - Health Services Administration

Introduces students to operational management. Topics such as organizational structure, management planning, use and control of resources, problem-solving, uses of information, decision-making, and the roles of senior managers are studied in the context of different health care delivery settings. Goal-setting and coordination among key health care workers are studied in connection with professional values, conflict resolution, and quality assessment.

Prerequisites & Notes
HA 500 or HA 520

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 4 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Discuss and effectively apply traditional and current management and governance models. 
  • Develop a rationally-based management/administrative style for use in your future careers. 
  • Understand how health care organizations are governed, managed, and structured. 
  • Describe effective, functioning relationships among a Board of Directors; the CEO and Senior Administration; the Medical Board and the medical staff. 
  • Describe the structure, functions, and relationships of the various components of health care organizations. 
  • Describe the functions and roles of health care administrators in relation to internal and external environments. 
  • Balance operational and strategic issues to effectively manage and lead health care organizations. 
  • Utilize critical-thinking skills to analyze and take logically based actions for real-life problems and challenges in health care management.

Credits: 3

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