HI 100 Trends in Healthcare Delivery Systems Overview

This course investigates how and where healthcare is delivered in the United States. Current issues affecting the delivery of healthcare are emphasized including; legal issues, financing, federal and state regulations and the impact of current healthcare reform.

  • The history and development of modern healthcare in the U.S. Comparing the United States with international health delivery systems.
  • Origins and development of hospitals
  • Delivery of ambulatory services; outpatient care, long term care, tertiary, and palliataive care
  • Financing healthcare services, insurances and managed care
  • Legal and ethical issues affecting healthcare delivery
  • The culture of healthcare and health professionals education and practice
  • Healthcare reform, public health informatics, HIPAA, and HITECH requirements