2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Executive Health Administratn (XHAD)

XHAD 6464 -  Healthcare Reform in the US  (3 Credits)  

All health systems struggle with problems of suboptimal quality, high and growing costs, and uneven or inequitable access to healthcare services. Managing the trade-offs among these goals makes healthcare reform central to economic, social and political discussions worldwide. This class will focus primarily on health care reform at the macro-level; efforts at the federal and/or state level to fundamentally and comprehensively modify systems for financing, delivery and access to high quality health care in this county. Students will be asked to apply and integrate basic economic, finance, policy and other analytic frameworks to evaluating past, present and future healthcare reform initiatives, with a particular focus on the actual/potential impact of the issues identified as initially catalyzing or shaping health reform efforts. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

XHAD 6465 -  Baldrige Performance Excellence and Transformational Change  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence and how leading executives use it to as a blueprint to build their organizational systems as well as an introduction to essential best practices in change leadership and management. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

XHAD 6468 -  Introduction to Medical Practice Management  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of medical practice management, the issues, tools, and techniques involved in managing a medical practice. Medical Practice Management will also provide the learners with an understanding of some of the financial models and regulatory issues that influence today’s medical practice with an insight into the culture, human resource and governance issues that make medical practices unique among healthcare organizations. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

XHAD 6484 -  COVID-19 and the Law  (3 Credits)  

Develops student understanding of the numerous ways in which the law must reckon with, regulate, and regulate around, COVID-19. Shows how, while public health law primarily engages with pandemic to stop its spread, secondary legal regimes must also take pandemics into account in order to ensure the operation of law. This includes the laws of contract, tort, property, finance, welfare, and the like. Situates reading and format within ongoing pandemics to the degree appropriate. Restriction: Restricted to students currently enrolled in the Executive MBA in Health Administration Program. Permission required for other CU Denver Health Administration students. Max hours: 3 credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to students in the Executive MBA in Health Administration program.

XHAD 6485 -  Healthcare Data Analytics  (3 Credits)  

This course equips healthcare executives to use data to discover what works; evaluate and improve practices and programs; intervene more effectively to measurably improve process KPIs; and better manage financial risks and improve health outcomes in a rapidly changing world. Restriction: Restricted to students in the Executive MBA in Health Administration program. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to students in the Executive MBA in Health Administration program.

XHAD 6880 -  Topics for Global Business In Healthcare Administration  (3 Credits)  

The Topics for Global Business for Healthcare Admin course integrates theory and practice through an examination of the global business environment. This course includes visits to international business centers where students will interact directly with executives and senior managers of international and domestic companies. The travel component for this course is an eight-day international business experience that occurs during the final semester of the Program. It provides first-hand, on-the-spot experience of how business is conducted (e.g., strategy, trade, organization, finance, marketing, management, economics, government, supply chain, culture, etc.) in the host countries. The trip presents a unique opportunity for face-to-face contact and exchange of experience between healthcare executives from the U.S. and their counterparts in the destination countries. Repeatable. Max Hours: 9 Credits

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.