Health Systems Management
What is Health Systems Management?
Health Systems Management (or HSM) is a new curriculum that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. HSM is "the business of healthcare". The program focuses on the system of healthcare as a population health phenomenon. This curriculum teaches students the current and trending healthcare systems. It also teaches tools and methods to improve safety and quality in healthcare systems, how to collect and analyze data, and how to focus on outcomes in a healthcare setting. The curriculum introduces the financial aspect of the healthcare system: reimbursement based on outcomes and the "value vs volume" based care that is evolving in today's healthcare society. It also covers the importance of accreditation for healthcare systems, Health Informatics, and the role it plays in modern healthcare.
Program Highlights and Requirements
Classes are taught jointly with McNeese State University
Total semester hours required: 120
Minimum of 320 hours in an internship (supervised field opportunity) in the final semester of the program.
A grade of "C" or better is required in all prerequisites and major courses.
Attendance year-round (including summers) facilitates a 3-year fast-track curriculum.
Online courses provide more flexible study.
The curriculum, faculty, and other resources are shared with mcNeese State University.
- Healthcare Management
- Healthcare Quality Improvement
- Care Coordination
- Acute Care Settings (Hospitals)
- Outpatient Clinics/Surgery Centers
- Nursing Homes/Long-term acute care settings
- Medical malpractice Attorney offices
- Insurance companies
- Worker's Compensation companies
- Medical Consulting companies
Susan G. Tufts MSN, BSN, RN
Location: White Hall 110D