Health Services Management Degree Specialization
The Health Services Management specialization at DeVry University can help you to understand the political, social, cultural, economic and technical influences that have shaped our healthcare system today. The areas of health services management range from patient records management and insurance claims and billing to healthcare financing.
As a graduate, you may manage operations in a specific healthcare department, or you may be a generalist working across an entire hospital or healthcare system. You may perform tasks such as: developing reports and budgets, or selecting and implementing systems for billing, patient records and other data.
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All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.
When you specialize your business degree in Health Services Management, your coursework may include these courses:
Health Services Information Systems
Health Services Finance
Managed Care and Health Insurance
Planning and Marketing for Health Services Orgs.
Providing experiential learning in hardware and software options for managing patient records, insurance and billing data, this course focuses on applying technology to developing and maintaining health services information systems.
This health services management course focuses on the complexities of healthcare financing in the United States. Topics include multiple payment sources and reimbursement systems; problems and issues in financial planning; and trends in healthcare costs and expenditures.
Focusing on the impact of public policy on healthcare delivery in the United States, this course explores political, social, economic, and technological influences that underlie our policy-making process as well as cultural values and beliefs regarding health.
This health services management course surveys the development of health insurance products and managed care approaches to the financing and delivery of healthcare services in the United States.
This course presents a framework for planning and implementing marketing initiatives for health services. Topics include market segmentation, targeting, positioning, and communication, as well as ethical issues and examples unique to the healthcare industry.