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Healthcare Planning and Policy

In this course, you will study the political, social and economic dimensions of U.S. healthcare policy at the national, state and local levels, and their implications for current and future healthcare organizations across the spectrum of care. You will apply this knowledge by tracking healthcare legislation in progress at the national, state and local levels. You will consider policy development at the local, state and national level and how they can short-term and long-term program strategic planning in health services delivery systems.

Coursework Highlights

Coursework is designed for engagement and collaboration. Here is an example of just some of the assignments and projects you will complete as part of HCMG 7325.

  • Write papers that align with weekly themes.
  • Complete a team assignment related to strategic planning.

Course Topics

Throughout each week of the course, you will focus on a core topic or theme. Sample topics from HCMG 7325 are listed below and are subject to change based on the instructor.

  • Introduction to Healthcare Policy
  • Costs, Access and Quality
  • How Do We Control Medicare Costs?
  • Is Our Healthcare Delivery System Broken?
  • Improving Quality and Controlling Hospital Costs Through Public Policy
  • Is Competition the Answer?
  • Government and Healthcare Reform

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of HCMG 7325 students will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the nature of strategic policy and planning in healthcare organizations.
  • Develop knowledge and skills necessary for conducting external and internal analysis necessary for healthcare planning.
  • Develop vision, mission and value statements.
  • Understand concepts and techniques critical to short-term and long-term program strategic planning in health services delivery systems.
  • Identify and discuss key concepts, components, determinants, issues and policies associated with healthcare organizations, and healthcare services management in the United States.

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To learn more about this course, or other courses in the online MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University, call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admissions adviser or request more information.

The content presented on this page is representative information for example purposes and is subject to change as course and student needs change over time.

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