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BMI 5301 The US Healthcare System

3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Web-based and classroom instruction

This course will present a survey of the modern American health care system. The course will focus on the major pieces of legislation that serve as the foundation of the current U.S. health care structures. Topics in the course will include Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA, their impacts on financing, health care access and professional roles. The course will integrate current legislative actions, public concerns, implications, and discussions surrounding health care reform.

Upon successfully completing the course, students will:

  • Describe the major characteristics and stakeholders of U.S. health care delivery.
  • Compare and contrast the U.S system to that of other developed countries.
  • Explain the application of health information technology to healthcare.
  • Evaluate the cost, access and quality aspects of the U.S. health care delivery.