OT 658

Healthcare Management

Fundamental aspects of health care administration, management, program development, health literacy, and telehealth are studied. Course content includes: features of program development (needs assessment, outcome measures relevant to program development); basic information regarding financing and reimbursement of health services; human and technological resources for telehealth and health literacy; social and global health issues; understanding personal leadership style and preference, and basic requirements for management and supervision for occupational therapy services. Students examine the origins, evolution and trends in the organization and delivery of health services in the U.S. and consider the international trends related to global health concerns.

Prerequisites: Completion of first year OT courses.