Isothermal Community College

Business Sciences

Healthcare Management Technology

Program Description

The Healthcare Management Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in healthcare business and financial operations. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the application of management principles to the healthcare environment. The curriculum places emphasis on planning, organizing, directing, and controlling tasks related to healthcare organizational objectives including the legal and ethical environment. Emphasis is placed on the development of effective communication, managerial, and supervisory skills.

Program Outlines

Graduates will be able to:

  • Articulate the concepts of management within a healthcare service environment
  • Interpret and illustrate the principles of financial management with a healthcare environment
  • Process daily services, generate and interpret management reports and utilize key indicators for monitoring practice productivity
  • Understand and illustrate the importance of law and ethics in a healthcare setting
  • Discuss various reimbursement methodologies and articulate how methods impact the medical practice
  • Effectively communicate and interpret medical terminology in oral and written communications

What fields or jobs are available for Healthcare Management Technology majors?

  • Account Managers
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Billing and Coding Supervisors
  • Business Office Managers
  • Healthcare Project Managers
  • Hospital Management
  • Practice Managers
  • Unit Coordinators

Who employs Healthcare Management Technology majors?

  • Clinics
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Companies
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Medical Offices
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Public Health Departments
  • Rehabilitation Centers

Skills or traits of a Healthcare Management Technology Professional:

  • Ability to motivate others
  • Data analysis skills for decision making
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, information technology, coding, billing and insurance
  • Leadership skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Self-motivated

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