5832 Advanced Topics in Healthcare

5832 Advanced Topics in Healthcare

(3 semester hours credit)

Course description: The healthcare industry is characterized by challenges and complexities that revolve around third-party payers, increasing regulations, competitive market forces, and a mixture of government, private, not-for-profit, and investor owned organizations. Healthcare leaders are faced with evolving models of delivery and financing of care, continually rising costs, and increasingly regulatory compliance. Today more than ever, healthcare leaders need a greater understanding of complex financial issues and analytical tools to make sound business decisions. This course will include a brief overview of the healthcare financial environment, industry-specific analytical tools, balance sheet management of both short-term and long-term assets and liabilities, integrated strategic and financial planning, risk management, and ethics.