Have you ever been in a healthcare waiting room and thought about how the organization could be more efficient? For example, have you found yourself thinking about how to reduce the amount of time spent waiting? Or do you work in a healthcare organization and find yourself thinking about how to improve the organization? If you have, this course is for you. Course content includes an overview of healthcare organizations, their administration and management, and their governance.
The course provides links to external sites to connect you to the larger "real world" of healthcare organizations. The links also serve as resources you can take with you after you complete the course experience. And because everyone loves a road trip/field trip, there are also "virtual field trips" to the often hidden places of interest on the web.
The course format is readings, videos, quizzes, and an electronic poster project. The poster project requires you to synthesize course material to design a healthcare organization and governance structure the way you would have things run in the best of all worlds. The electronic poster file is an artifact of the course which you can circulate to colleagues or use for a talk or presentation event.
Lesson One: Healthcare Organizations and the Health System
This lesson provides an overview of the course as well as an overview of healthcare organizations and the health system.
Lesson Two: Healthcare Administration and Management
This lesson provides an overview of healthcare administration and management.
Lesson Three: Governance
This lesson provides an overview of organizational governance and functions.
Lesson Four: Design a Governance Structure for a Healthcare Organization
This lesson is a synthesis of the course material to design and present a healthcare organization and governance structure the way you would have things run in the best of all worlds.