Mar 07, 2021  
2018-2019 Supplemental Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NUR 7314 - Health Finance and Budgeting

Credits: 3 hrs
Concepts determining quality, access, and equity in health care are explored as they create the context of the U.S. healthcare system. Reimbursement systems used in health care are examined for their impact on care decisions made at individual, family, community, and public levels. Gaps in health care financing resulting in compromises in health delivery are analyzed, and alternative models are explored. Data sets are analyzed to identify variations in outcome and propose system and outcome improvements. Prerequisite(s): NUR 7308  
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate quality, access and equity principles in human and financial resource management processes for planning and implementing change within complex health systems.
  2. Examine the influence of reimbursement models as well as competitive, strategic and effective human resource practices.
  3. Identify key human resource levers to enhance the value of people in organization and deliver quality care to individuals, families and communities.
  4. Apply basic finance principles of accounting and budgeting for health care entities and independent practice.
  5. Analyze data sets to identify cost-effectiveness and variations in health care outcomes.
  6. Evaluate clinical decision making using financial analysis strategies.
  7. Synthesize key financial and human resource management concepts, apply to case studies and propose system improvements.