1 Saint Leo University HCA302 Health Care Organization Course Description: A descriptive study of the U.S. health care system including its structure, finance, governance, personnel, and cultural values. Emphasis is placed on the influences exerted by economic, political, and social forces within the larger society and the health care system’s response to these influences. Prerequisite: No prerequisite Textbooks: Williams, S., and Torrens, P. (2008). Introduction to health services(7thed.). Course Objectives: The objectives of the course are: 1. Explain the historical evolution of the U.S. health care system. 2. Explain health services utilization indicators and predictors. 3. Describe the regulatory environment within which health care organizations operate. 4. Identify the various financing mechanisms and their impact on health service delivery. 5. Identify the various health professions practicing within health care organizations and their impact on health service delivery. 6. Articulate the contrasting major views toward solving health care crises presented by various interest groups. 7. Explain the health care organizations operating within the following environments: a. Public health b. Ambulatory health services c. Hospital services d. Long-term care services e. Mental health servicesStudent Evaluation: Assignment Points Total Percent Discussion (7 @10 pts each) 70 15 Papers (3 @ 25 pts each) 75 25 Mid-Term (1) 100 30 Final (1) 100 30 TOTAL Points Available 345 100
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