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Healthcare Leadership

(HCL) Healthcare Leadership
Department of Health and Sport Sciences
Richard Bloomer, Ph.D., Chair
Room 106, Elma Roane Fieldhouse


HCL 3000 - Healthcare Leadership (3)
Healthcare leadership and management principles in the health care environment; overview of organization, leadership, management, and change theroies; planning, decision making, and effects of environment, technology, and human behavior in an organization.

HCL 3010 - Healthcare Financial Mgmt (3)
Financial management of heatlh care systems and delivery of quality of care including operating budgets and capital budgets; fundamentals of budgetary development, analysis, cost/benefit analysis; investments; revenue; payment systems; examination of cash flow, market analysis, financial statement.

HCL 3020 - Healthcare Informatics (3)
Background and overview of the analysis, design, evaluation, selection, installation, use, and management of information systems in health care settings; review of information management function and value and limitations of information; role of information technology in the provision of high quality care and management decision making; details on computer hardware, software, networking, and telecommunications.

HCL 3030 - Healthcare Strategic Plan/Mktg (3)
Steps to insure the viable future of an organization, considering the present and future environment in which it operates, as well as identifying its internal strengths and weaknesses, external expectations, and future opportunities and threats. The resultant plan is a document outlining future directions and strategies. A corollary strategy of marketing must be designed to include pricing of services, communication, advertising and promotion, distribution channels, and client/patient motivation and services.

HCL 3040 - U S Health System (3)
Overview and developmental summary of the American health care system and its key elements; types of organizations; financing mechanisms; major industry stakeholders; professional groups and workforce issues; public health and government organizations.

HCL 3050 - Prof Writing Healthcare (3)
Writing, critical thinking, and analysis relevant to the health-related issues and its impact on healthcare leadership; basic principles of presentation styles, professional business transmissions, and writing concepts are provided as it relates to healthcare leadership.

HCL 4000 - Health Policy Issues (3)
Explores the legislative process for healthcare policies and its influence on delivery of quality patient-centered care; historical overview of health care inequities are addressed and their impact on the healtcare environment; examination of professional advocacy is introduced to assist student with clarity and an understanding of how to navigate the political landscape as it related to healthcare leadership.

HCL 4010 - Healthcare Stats/Research (3)
Principles and application of statistical methods as it relates to healthcare issues; investigational approaches and techniques are introduced to enhance the student's understanding of research and the translational scientific process of the healthcare environment.

HCL 4020 - Law/Ethics of Healthcare (3)
Introduction to compliance, govenment regulations,and the legal aspects of the healthcare environment; principles and theories of ethics and ethical decision making; ethical fitness for innovative healthcare leaders.

HCL 4030 - Healthcare Human Resources (3)
Introduction to human resources management in health care organizations; fundamental human resources functions; recruiting and selection, training and development, performance management, compensation and retention; review of legal and regulartory environment of human resources management; participation of human resources management in supporting an organization's strategic priorities and goals.

HCL 4040 - Business Principles/Healthcare (3)
Principles of microeconomics and their application to healthcare; demand and supply model; theoretical model of competition, opportunity costs, production of health; cost benefit and cost effectiveness analysis; behavior of health care markets and organizations; role of government in health and medical care markets; review of current health care reforms.

HCL 4605 - Studt Teach/Field Supervision (3-9)
Field Experience allowing students the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and skills in an apprpriate professional setting based upon their training and experience.