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 medico-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. In addition, during Junior year, students will have the opportunity to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant certification exam which will provide two graduation points and enable them to obtain entry level positions in doctors’ office and other healthcare organizations.
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.
This program is located at [email protected]
, formerly the Greentree Health Science Academy, a state-of-the-art medical training facility on the campus of Atrium Medical Center, Middletown.Career Opportunities
Entry level positions:
Patient access/registration manager
Data Entry Clerk
Patient Care Coordinator
Professional level positions:
Nursing Home Administrator
Healthcare Program Director
Medical Office Manager
Health Information Management Technician
Medical Office Practice Manager
Health Information Management Administrator
Health Information Manager
Medical law and ethics
Legal aspects of the medical record
Medical terminology (3 college credits CTAG)
Management and information technology
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 Medical Administrative Assistant , 2 Points (Junior year)
Certified Electronic Record Specialist, 12 Points (Senior year)
CPR and 1st Aid, 1 Point
Medical Terminology CTAN, 3 college credit hours
Health Information Management- 2 college credits
Curriculum and Instruction
Warren County Career Center offers students the opportunity to begin post-secondary education through multiple agreements with local colleges and universities prior to high school graduation. This means that students may take selected high school courses at WCCC and earn credit toward graduation as well as college credits. WCCC also offers College Board Advanced Placement Courses:
WCCC Course Credit Hours College/University
CCP English Comp 3 credit hours Miami University Middletown
CCP Calculus 5 credit hours Hocking College
CCP Amer. Gov & Politics 3 credit hours Hocking College
CCP Pre-Calculus 6 credit hours Hocking College
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.