2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HINF 6115 - U.S. Health System♦


(3 sem. cr.) The structure and function of the U.S. healthcare delivery system consists of multiple components, including policies, programs, and organizations. Healthcare professionals must understand how these components integrate and affect the access, cost, quality, and safety of health services. In this course, students explore the components of the system, including patients, organizations, healthcare professionals, public and private third-party payers, regulators, reimbursement, and technology as well as the continuum of health services, such as hospital systems and services, including ambulatory care, long-term care, wellness and prevention, and community and public health. Engaging in written-application assignments, students gain a practical understanding of factors and challenges linked to the delivery and management of services, including the U.S. health policy-making process, quality and patient safety initiatives, expenditures and sources of funds, among others.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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