Health Care Track
Binghamton University’s Executive MBA program in New York City offers a Health Care track for individuals interested in pursuing a specialization in management within a Health Care context. Physicians, pharmacists, office managers, sales representatives, and finance experts are examples of students who could be a good fit for this track. Coursework includes four 2-credit Special Topics courses which are determined based on relevance to current industry climate.
Potential course descriptions include the following:
Finance and Economics of Health Care
This course will provide a context for Health Care Financial Management in the current environment; discuss issues around health care reform; help students understand trends that are leading to new directions in health care delivery; understand the relationship of the Operational and Capital Budgeting process to the goals of the organization; analyze Health Care financial statements and use analytical tools to benchmark the organization; and delve in to the concept of the "Revenue Cycle." It will also introduce concepts associated with Medicare, Medicaid, and managed care contracting.
Health Care Information Systems
This course will delve into IT systems currently being utilized in health care today. Practical use of cutting-edge technology in clinical settings, as well as on an administrative level for broader applicability in the health care realm, will be covered. Specific ways that Health Care practitioners taking the course (e.g., doctors, pharmacists, health care business professionals) can bring new information systems applications and techniques into their everyday work experience is integrated into the course. The class will involve some high-level strategic application as well.
Supply Chain Management in Health Care
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of this phenomenon through an understanding of the crucial elements of healthcare supply chain management. It provides a foundation for moving these elements from the usual tactical activities to a fully developed supply chain strategy. Most hospitals and health systems continue to treat procurement as a tactical activity when, with the shifting healthcare climate, it needs to become a strategic activity and made more visible by the C-Suite. After labor, purchased goods and services account for the second greatest spend category in a provider's budget.
Total Quality Management of Health Care
This course will explore standard and contemporary reference materials to bring to life what is currently being utilized in the world of total quality management in today's health care sector. Students will have open discussions regarding their own experiences regarding the topic and will present on their findings.