Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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AHMS 105 - Health Care Delivery


Credit(s): 3

This course familiarizes students with the history and development of today’s healthcare system in the United States.  It provides an overview of the development of different types of facilities, the “continuum of care” concept that is the basis for modern healthcare, and examines the quality management process.  Reimbursement mechanisms and managed care concepts that affect healthcare delivery are also included. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • List the types of healthcare facilities common today in the United States.
  • Define “continuum of care.”
  • Describe the major influences on healthcare facilities and reimbursement methods.
  • Discuss technological advances in medicine that have affected the healthcare industry.
  • Recognize the major associations influencing medicine today and discuss their development and importance.
  • Compare and contrast acute care, long-term care and ambulatory care.
  • Visualize the organizational structure of typical healthcare organizations.
  • Describe the development of compliance programs and the Quality Management process.



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