Healthcare Management & Medical Law

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Healthcare Management & Medical Law

Healthcare student internship
Be the business behind the care!
Healthcare Management and Medical Law and ethics plays a vital role in healthcare as professionals in the industry will be faced with many administrative, legal, and ethical issues that they must address and which require critical decision-making processes for the good of the patient, physician, healthcare team, and the organization. The administrative/management and medical-legal aspects of healthcare are a critical component of the physician/patient relationship and directly affect the team members performing patient care and supporting the treatment of patient care from an administrative standpoint. 
 
Students enrolled in the Healthcare Management & Medical Law program will study and learn the essentials of health information management, the electronic health record, HIPAA regulations, medical terminology, health services administration, medical law and medical ethics, as well as prepare for a certification exam for Electronic Health Record Specialist, which upon passing, will provide 12 points toward graduation.

Students will explore and analyze various ethical and legal scenarios that address HIPAA regulations, as well as malpractice cases.  
 
Healthcare Management is one of the fastest growing career fields in the healthcare industry today. The job outlook is strong for administrators and managers with the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projecting a 20% growth in jobs by 2026. This demand is spurned by aging baby boomers increasing the need for healthcare managers to support the provision of quality healthcare and addressing the relevant legal and ethical aspects as well. Passionate and skilled professionals are needed to plan, direct, coordinate, supervise and communicate medical and legal services to physicians and other providers.  


Career Opportunities
Entry level positions:
Patient access/registration manager
Admitting/Billing Clerk
Data Entry Clerk
Patient Care Coordinator
Medical Transcriptionist
Medical Receptionist
Professional level positions:
Department Director
Nursing Home Administrator
Healthcare Program Director
Medical Office Manager
Health Information Management Technician
Project Manager
Medical Office Practice Manager
Health Information Management Administrator
Healthcare Supervisor 
Case Manager
Marketing Manager
Consultant
Health Information Manager
Upper Management
 
Skills Gained
Medical law and ethics
Legal aspects of the medical record
Medical terminology (3 college credits CTAG)
Management and information technology
Cultural/Global diversity
Human Body Systems
Health Information Management and literacy
Medical record contents and formats
HIPAA and confidentiality
Professionalism in healthcare
Front office management
Human resource management
Office manager responsibilities
Risk management and assessment

Certifications/College Credit Earned
Students in the Healthcare Management and Medical Law program will be eligible for the following industry credentials and college credits upon completion and passage:
OSHA Healthcare (10-hour) certification, 1 Point
FEMA certification, 12 Points
Certified Electronic Record Specialist, 12 Points
CPR and 1st Aid, 1 Point
Medical Terminology CTAN, 3 college credit hours
 
Internships/Job Placement
Students will participate in clinical experiences in various units/departments at Miami Valley Hospital during senior year.
 
Career Technical Student Organization
Students participate in HOSA-Future Health Professionals, and organization that develops leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium. 
 
For more information, contact Instructor Joanne Coleman at [email protected] 
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