Examine and evaluate principles of healthcare administration in complex situations.
Health Care Administration
WHOLE CLASS MHA 601 PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
MHA601 has no prerequisites.
The focus of this course is on the application of advanced organizational principles in complex healthcare environments. Organizational issues, administrative processes and applications are explored. The managerial perspectives of a mid-to senior healthcare administrator are emphasized.
Effective health care organizational management in a very complex environment is the “heart and soul” of this course. The course is designed to provide opportunities and tools to equip participants to assume health administrator roles within any healthcare organization. Participants will analyze current healthcare dilemmas and develop insights into the organizational challenges facing administrators today –regardless of healthcare setting.
This course progressively builds up to provide students the ability to complete a project, covering basic health care organizational principles, strategic planning, financial planning, human resource management, effective leadership, and effective communication. Much of the learning will come from a series of discussion questions, short papers, and realistic case studies.
Week One: Examines and evaluates principles of healthcare administration in complex situations. Students will be asked to evaluate modern management theories that can be applied to their own work environment by means of two Discussion Questions.
Week Two: Examines and evaluates the concept of power, politics, and conflict within a health care organization. One discussion question asks the students to evaluate power and political games in their own organization. For the second discussion question, the students are asked to recommend a course of action from the point of view of conflict management and interpersonal relationships. The written assignment for the week deals with conflict and teamwork within a hospital department.