Students apply health care economic and finance theory to the analysis of factors influencing health systems' structure, function and process. Both the U.S. and global trends in health care delivery are examined from an historical and contemporary perspective of increasing social change and health care access. Students develop skills in financial management including budget preparation and tailoring budgets in response to changes in health policy at the local, state, and national level. Proficiency in finance tools, measures, analysis and reporting will be applied to real time scenarios. Students are prepared to develop collaborative health care access points in order to advocate for diverse populations with an emphasis on the underserved populations, where diversity includes age, gender, race/ethnicity, culture, religion, language, sexual orientation, abilities and socioeconomic status, while controlling costs and improving quality.Prerequisite(s): Department permission required.
Health Finance and Economics
Monday, November 6, 2017 to Friday, February 2, 2018