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2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HA 610 - Healthcare Delivery Systems

This course introduces a discussion of current and emerging models of health care delivery across the continuum of care, with a particular focus on Accountable Care Organizations.  New models of care are driven by legislation, the demand for quality care at an affordable cost (value), and heightened accountability and outcomes. 

Recognizing that the goals of health care delivery systems are to: manage the health of a population or community on an ongoing basis; deliver more cost-effective services while resources are scarce; share health information to provide continuity of care; and employ quality processes to assure better outcomes, an understanding of emerging models is important.


Prerequisites & Notes

Assignment Overview
12 weekly activities in a term-based format.

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

1. Discuss the environmental factors that are driving development of new models of health care delivery.

2. Evaluate effects on delivery systems of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

3. Explore the purpose and effectiveness of new models of care, particularly Accountable Care Organizations.  

4. Discover how various models balance the three primary objectives of improved access to care, reduced cost per capita, and measureable quality outcomes (including satisfaction).

5. Develop strategies to establish effective physician relationships in support of the organization’s mission, vision and strategic plan.

6. Examine the critical role of physician buy-in and acceptance of risk in support new business models.

7. Inspect the concept of managing the health of a community or a population on an ongoing basis.

8. Apply the concepts of managing care across a continuum to maintain and improve the health of a community.

9. Consider the important role of information technology in the management of a system of care.

Credits: 3 Offered: October 2015, February 2016, April 2016

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