Course Description:

HCMG 303 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS This course will provide students with an overview of healthcare systems, including hospitals, medical practices, insurers, government entities, ancillary firms and concerns, and comparative systems in other countries. Organization, stakeholders, various business components, and health policy institutions will be identified and explored. Focus will be given to the quality of care, structure of the delivery system, and the drivers of cost and growth. In addition, principles of management and leadership as the foundations for the administration of healthcare products and service delivery are introduced. Three hours, Fall