Houston Baptist University Catalog

Health Administration ( HADM ) Course Descriptions

  • HADM 6010 ORIENTATION

    HADM 6010 Orientation
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course is a one-to-two hour introduction and overview of the Master of Healthcare Administration program, an introduction of professors, and an overview of the portfolio required for graduation. Students are also required to complete the Peregrine Health Administration Competence Examination (additional fee required).

  • HADM 6010 ORIENTATION

    HADM 6010 Orientation
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course is a one-to-two hour introduction and overview of the Master of Healthcare Administration program, an introduction of professors, and an overview of the portfolio required for graduation. Students are also required to complete the Peregrine Health Administration Competence Examination (additional fee required).

  • HADM 6090 POROTFLIO DEFENS/COMPTNCY EXAM

    HADM 6090 Portfolio Defense and Competency Exam
    Prerequisite(s): HADM 6010 and HADM 6301 and HADM 6302 and HADM 6303 and HADM 6304 and HADM 6305 and HADM 6306 and HADM 6307 and HADM 6308 and HADM 6309 and HADM 6311 and HADM 6312 and HADM 6313 and HADM 6314 and MGMT 6390 and MKTG 6310 and MGMT 6338
    This course is established for students to present an oral defense of their portfolios to demonstrate their competency in measured areas of the degree program. Students will present their portfolio defense to an oral board comprised of faculty from the Healthcare Administration Program and/or the Dunham College of Business. Students are also required to complete the Peregrine Health Administration Competency Examination (additional fee required).

  • HADM 6090 POROTFLIO DEFENS/COMPTNCY EXAM

    HADM 6090 Portfolio Defense and Competency Exam
    Prerequisite(s): HADM 6010 and HADM 6301 and HADM 6302 and HADM 6303 and HADM 6304 and HADM 6305 and HADM 6306 and HADM 6307 and HADM 6308 and HADM 6309 and HADM 6311 and HADM 6312 and HADM 6313 and HADM 6314 and MGMT 6390 and MKTG 6310 and MGMT 6338
    This course is established for students to present an oral defense of their portfolios to demonstrate their competency in measured areas of the degree program. Students will present their portfolio defense to an oral board comprised of faculty from the Healthcare Administration Program and/or the Dunham College of Business. Students are also required to complete the Peregrine Health Administration Competency Examination (additional fee required).

  • HADM 6301 HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

    HADM 6301 Health Services Management
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The course analyzes current issues facing healthcare leaders. The course examines the competencies (knowledge, skills, attributes, and behaviors) health services leaders need to thrive in a complex health system. Students will build their business skills, knowledge, and communication skills by analyzing commentaries, case studies, trends, and policies to improve decision-making and transformation.

  • HADM 6301 HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

    HADM 6301 Health Services Management
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The course analyzes current issues facing healthcare leaders. The course examines the competencies (knowledge, skills, attributes, and behaviors) health services leaders need to thrive in a complex health system. Students will build their business skills, knowledge, and communication skills by analyzing commentaries, case studies, trends, and policies to improve decision-making and transformation.

  • HADM 6302 THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

    HADM 6302 The Patient Experience
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course discusses and analyzes strategies and improvement opportunities on how to provide better care, improve wellness, and achieve better quality of life of patients and families. The patient’s perspective, community resources, and the environment will be discussed. The course will explore how to improve the patient experience (quality, safety, service) and strategies to integrate community health systems such as public health, long term care, home health, hospice care, primary and pastoral care, and mental health.

  • HADM 6302 THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

    HADM 6302 The Patient Experience
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course discusses and analyzes strategies and improvement opportunities on how to provide better care, improve wellness, and achieve better quality of life of patients and families. The patient’s perspective, community resources, and the environment will be discussed. The course will explore how to improve the patient experience (quality, safety, service) and strategies to integrate community health systems such as public health, long term care, home health, hospice care, primary and pastoral care, and mental health.

  • HADM 6303 APPLIED QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

    HADM 6303 Applied Quantitative Analysis for Health Services Managers
    Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5260 or undergraduate equivalent
    This course applies the concepts and techniques on how to improve critical thinking and decision-making business skills. The course will provide models, problems or scenarios to help students make evidence based decisions. Examples include epidemiology studies, chronic disease service development, health insurance rate setting, risk management, bio statistical analysis of trends, continuous quality improvement tools, and market analysis. Group dynamics and communication skills in the context of decision-making will be highlighted.

  • HADM 6303 APPLIED QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

    HADM 6303 Applied Quantitative Analysis for Health Services Managers
    Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5260 or undergraduate equivalent
    This course applies the concepts and techniques on how to improve critical thinking and decision-making business skills. The course will provide models, problems or scenarios to help students make evidence based decisions. Examples include epidemiology studies, chronic disease service development, health insurance rate setting, risk management, bio statistical analysis of trends, continuous quality improvement tools, and market analysis. Group dynamics and communication skills in the context of decision-making will be highlighted.

  • HADM 6304 MANAGERIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

    HADM 6304 Managerial Epidemiology
    Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5260 or undergraduate equivalent
    The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the public health system and skills of epidemiology. It explains how to use epidemiological concepts and tools to analyze social determinants of health, identify the impact of chronic disease conditions, and develop population health services. The course covers topics such as Incidence, prevalence, risk, morbidity, mortality, peidemic, endemic, and pandemic outbreaks. Case studies are applied regarding methods of descriptive epidemiology, measurement, and cost-effective analysis.

  • HADM 6304 MANAGERIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

    HADM 6304 Managerial Epidemiology
    Prerequisite(s): MGMT 5260 or undergraduate equivalent
    The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the public health system and skills of epidemiology. It explains how to use epidemiological concepts and tools to analyze social determinants of health, identify the impact of chronic disease conditions, and develop population health services. The course covers topics such as Incidence, prevalence, risk, morbidity, mortality, peidemic, endemic, and pandemic outbreaks. Case studies are applied regarding methods of descriptive epidemiology, measurement, and cost-effective analysis.

  • HADM 6305 LEGAL & ETHICAL ESSENTIALS

    HADM 6305 Legal and Ethical Essentials of Healthcare Administration
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course applies common legal and ethical issues the practitioner will face during his or her career. The course will cover the U.S. legal system, terminology, processes, summaries of case law, and legal system issues relative to healthcare administration. This course introduces the concepts of contracts and intentional torts, negligence, corporate structure and governance, liability of healthcare organizations, medical staff privileges, competition and anti-trust law, fraud, and corporate compliance. Key features include: employee rights and responsibilities, end of life issues, religious ethics, organizational ethics, medical staff ethics, disruptive physicians, human genetics, and the current status of the Affordable Care Act.

  • HADM 6305 LEGAL & ETHICAL ESSENTIALS

    HADM 6305 Legal and Ethical Essentials of Healthcare Administration
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course applies common legal and ethical issues the practitioner will face during his or her career. The course will cover the U.S. legal system, terminology, processes, summaries of case law, and legal system issues relative to healthcare administration. This course introduces the concepts of contracts and intentional torts, negligence, corporate structure and governance, liability of healthcare organizations, medical staff privileges, competition and anti-trust law, fraud, and corporate compliance. Key features include: employee rights and responsibilities, end of life issues, religious ethics, organizational ethics, medical staff ethics, disruptive physicians, human genetics, and the current status of the Affordable Care Act.

  • HADM 6306 LEADERSHIP & TEAMBUILDING

    HADM 6306 Strategic Healthcare Leadership and Teambuilding
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course covers how leaders will lead their organizations in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous health care environment. It will advance a health enterprise leadership, teambuilding, and change management model as means to find opportunities in the maze of legislative, economic, demographic, clinical, information management, and political changes. Students will develop a personalized leadership philosophy and development plan to improve their leadership, communication, facilitation, and negotiation skills.

  • HADM 6306 LEADERSHIP & TEAMBUILDING

    HADM 6306 Strategic Healthcare Leadership and Teambuilding
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course covers how leaders will lead their organizations in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous health care environment. It will advance a health enterprise leadership, teambuilding, and change management model as means to find opportunities in the maze of legislative, economic, demographic, clinical, information management, and political changes. Students will develop a personalized leadership philosophy and development plan to improve their leadership, communication, facilitation, and negotiation skills.

  • HADM 6307 MEDICAL GRP PRACTICE MGMT

    HADM 6307 Medical Group Practice Management
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course addresses the spectrum of management issues facing medical practices. The course covers topics such as practice operations and functions, monitoring and controlling physician organizations, and essential knowledge for contemporary management. Students will engage issues pertaining to general practice operations, the organization of medical groups, physician leadership, nursing leadership, governance, accounting, benchmarking techniques, and physician contracts.

  • HADM 6307 MEDICAL GRP PRACTICE MGMT

    HADM 6307 Medical Group Practice Management
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course addresses the spectrum of management issues facing medical practices. The course covers topics such as practice operations and functions, monitoring and controlling physician organizations, and essential knowledge for contemporary management. Students will engage issues pertaining to general practice operations, the organization of medical groups, physician leadership, nursing leadership, governance, accounting, benchmarking techniques, and physician contracts.

  • HADM 6308 HEALTH INFORMATICS

    HADM 6308 Health Informatics
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Students will have the opportunity to develop competencies to prepare for participation and leadership in information technology strategy development, decision-making, effective implementation and adoption of information technology such as electronic health records, secure messaging, and telemedicine. The course covers issues such as bioinformatics, privacy and security of patient data, medical terminologies, communication, the types of healthcare information systems used in healthcare, and how these systems affect clinical decision-making. Students will learn skills associated with the evaluation, implementation, and support of information systems such as electronic health record (EHR) and clinical decision support systems. Students will assess concepts associated with data mining and leverage data analytics towards quality and operational improvement.

  • HADM 6308 HEALTH INFORMATICS

    HADM 6308 Health Informatics
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Students will have the opportunity to develop competencies to prepare for participation and leadership in information technology strategy development, decision-making, effective implementation and adoption of information technology such as electronic health records, secure messaging, and telemedicine. The course covers issues such as bioinformatics, privacy and security of patient data, medical terminologies, communication, the types of healthcare information systems used in healthcare, and how these systems affect clinical decision-making. Students will learn skills associated with the evaluation, implementation, and support of information systems such as electronic health record (EHR) and clinical decision support systems. Students will assess concepts associated with data mining and leverage data analytics towards quality and operational improvement.

  • HADM 6309 HEALTHCARE FINANCE

    HADM 6309 Healthcare Finance
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5362 or FINA 5260
    This course emphasizes financial management and financial operations theory, principles, and concepts as they relate to health care organizational decision-making and accountability. Students will apply current leadership principles to analyze health care delivery and financing challenges, assess customer base and facility mission to effectively manage and allocate human, financial and information resources in health organizations, and analyze health data to make data driven decisions in organizational policy and procedure.

  • HADM 6309 HEALTHCARE FINANCE

    HADM 6309 Healthcare Finance
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5362 or FINA 5260
    This course emphasizes financial management and financial operations theory, principles, and concepts as they relate to health care organizational decision-making and accountability. Students will apply current leadership principles to analyze health care delivery and financing challenges, assess customer base and facility mission to effectively manage and allocate human, financial and information resources in health organizations, and analyze health data to make data driven decisions in organizational policy and procedure.

  • HADM 6311 HEALTHCA ECONOMICS & INSURANCE

    HADM 6311 Healthcare Economics and Insurance
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 5363
    The course integrates population-based health economics, insurance, and traditional health economics to help students make evidence based decisions. The principles of needs, supply, demand, pricing, regulation, consumerism, profitability, and risk will be discussed using healthcare case study scenarios. Students will analyze the relationships between elements of the supply and demand of health services, effects of changes of inputs or behaviors, utilization and cost management, and the effects of moral hazard or adverse selection.

  • HADM 6311 HEALTHCA ECONOMICS & INSURANCE

    HADM 6311 Healthcare Economics and Insurance
    Prerequisite(s): ECON 5363
    The course integrates population-based health economics, insurance, and traditional health economics to help students make evidence based decisions. The principles of needs, supply, demand, pricing, regulation, consumerism, profitability, and risk will be discussed using healthcare case study scenarios. Students will analyze the relationships between elements of the supply and demand of health services, effects of changes of inputs or behaviors, utilization and cost management, and the effects of moral hazard or adverse selection.

  • HADM 6312 REVENUE CYCLE & REIMBURSEMNT

    HADM 6312 Revenue Cycle and Value-Based Reimbursement
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5362 or FINA 5260
    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to healthcare revenue cycle components such as management of patient financial services, health information management for revenue cycle managers, managed care contracting and reimbursement issues, and accounting for patient financial service professionals. Students will also learn how to create systems and processes that help to leverage data and propel an organization’s transition to value-based care without being overwhelmed by the data. Students will learn valuable details on issues such as: using patient-reported measures to capture data that matter to patients, implementing shared decision-making and improving the patient experience, employing fast and frugal cost-allocation techniques, harnessing variation to spark process improvement, evaluating the effectiveness of transformation efforts in the real world, creating a governance and oversight structure to promote rapid organizational learning, identifying the patients with the greatest ability to improve.

  • HADM 6312 REVENUE CYCLE & REIMBURSEMNT

    HADM 6312 Revenue Cycle and Value-Based Reimbursement
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5362 or FINA 5260
    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to healthcare revenue cycle components such as management of patient financial services, health information management for revenue cycle managers, managed care contracting and reimbursement issues, and accounting for patient financial service professionals. Students will also learn how to create systems and processes that help to leverage data and propel an organization’s transition to value-based care without being overwhelmed by the data. Students will learn valuable details on issues such as: using patient-reported measures to capture data that matter to patients, implementing shared decision-making and improving the patient experience, employing fast and frugal cost-allocation techniques, harnessing variation to spark process improvement, evaluating the effectiveness of transformation efforts in the real world, creating a governance and oversight structure to promote rapid organizational learning, identifying the patients with the greatest ability to improve.

  • HADM 6313 QUALITY SAFETY RISK MGMT

    HADM 6313 Quality, Safety, Risk Management, and High Reliability Healthcare
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course applies a systems approach to create high reliability health organizations (HRO) dedicated to increasing patient safety, preventing harm, and delivering value based care. Students will be introduced to a diverse set of CQI tools, methods, and metrics such as Lean/Six Sigma, TEAMStePPS, and leadership strategies for creating a culture high reliability. Students will analyze cases on how to achieve the Institute of Medicine’s goals to make healthcare safer, timely, effective, accountable, efficient, and patient-centered.

  • HADM 6313 QUALITY SAFETY RISK MGMT

    HADM 6313 Quality, Safety, Risk Management, and High Reliability Healthcare
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course applies a systems approach to create high reliability health organizations (HRO) dedicated to increasing patient safety, preventing harm, and delivering value based care. Students will be introduced to a diverse set of CQI tools, methods, and metrics such as Lean/Six Sigma, TEAMStePPS, and leadership strategies for creating a culture high reliability. Students will analyze cases on how to achieve the Institute of Medicine’s goals to make healthcare safer, timely, effective, accountable, efficient, and patient-centered.

  • HADM 6314 FOUNDATIONS IN GLOBAL HEALTH

    HADM 6314 Foundations in Global Health
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course introduces students to key topics, concepts and methods in global health, examining determinants of complex issues, and exploring multidimensional approaches and interventions. This course addresses and analyzes differences in health status and methods of organizing and providing health services in countries with varying levels of development and types of socio-political systems. Students develop an understanding of the various avenues of international cooperation in health.

  • HADM 6314 FOUNDATIONS IN GLOBAL HEALTH

    HADM 6314 Foundations in Global Health
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course introduces students to key topics, concepts and methods in global health, examining determinants of complex issues, and exploring multidimensional approaches and interventions. This course addresses and analyzes differences in health status and methods of organizing and providing health services in countries with varying levels of development and types of socio-political systems. Students develop an understanding of the various avenues of international cooperation in health.