Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management - Health Informatics Concentration

Healthcare management professionals work in a dynamic field that affects the wellbeing of individuals and families. The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management (BSHCM) degree program at CTU is designed to help students obtain the general education, didactic theory, and hands-on training required to work in management within a healthcare industry. The program offers instruction in the business and administrative side of the healthcare industry, including, but not limited to, patient access, revenue cycle management, project management, economics of healthcare, and fundamentals of marketing and human resource management. The program also includes Capstone courses that are designed to allow the student to integrate and apply learned concepts into case studies or a project. At the completion of the program, graduates who diligently attend class, study, complete their coursework, and practice their skills should be able seek employment in the field of healthcare management.

The Health Informatics concentration provides the students with the background in healthcare management and a greater understanding of how information technology is used within the healthcare environment. Emphasis will be placed on business intelligence and data analytics to assist decision makers with the tools necessary to make informed decisions and highlighting useful information for stakeholders.

BSHCM program prepares the student to:

  • Utilize theories and apply concepts related to the business of healthcare to influence their chosen profession
  • Integrate and apply healthcare management principles within the workplace
  • Utilize data analytics and business intelligence to assist those making decisions about healthcare

BSHCM program competencies:

  • Apply ethical and legal principles to the management of a healthcare organization
  • Evaluate uses for various technology applications in the healthcare business
  • Analyze the various types of reimbursement received for healthcare services and the effect on the financial operations of a healthcare organization
  • Compare healthcare delivery models for its purposes and effectiveness
  • Apply business principles to the management of the healthcare organization

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

ECON212Principles of Microeconomics

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

HSS261Ethics in Healthcare

4.5

GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

IT102Computers and Information Technology Literacy

4.5

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

SOCL340Diversity in American Life

4.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

HUMNELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses: Core Lower Level

ACC310Accounting for Non-Accounting Majors

4

HSS103Introduction to Healthcare Delivery Systems

4

HSS110Concepts in Healthcare Organizations

4

HSS121Medical Terminology

4

HSS210Fundamentals of Reimbursement in Healthcare

4

HSS215Software Applications in Healthcare: Virtual Learning Experience

4

HSS290Certification Preparation

4

MGM255Management Fundamentals

4

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

Total Credit Hours:36

Courses: Core Upper Level

BADM370Quality Management

4

HCM330Healthcare Statistics and Research

4

HCM307The Health Care Industry

4

HCM410Fiscal Management in Healthcare Services

4

HRM335Legal Issues in HRM

4

HRMT215Management of Human Resources

4

HSA320Administration in Healthcare Services

4

HSS310Economics of Healthcare

4

HSS420Global Health Systems

4

HSS491Healthcare Management Capstone

4

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

MKTG225Introduction to Marketing

4

MGM335Organizational Behavior Principles

4

MPM210Introduction to Project Management

6

Total Credit Hours:58

Courses: Concentration

HCI300Introduction to Health Informatics

4

HCI310DBMS for Healthcare

4

HCI380Security of Electronic Health Information

4

HCI400Health Analytics and Business Intelligence in Healthcare

4

HCI490Health Informatics Capstone

4

Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 180

Locations

  • Virtual Campus