Be the business behind the care!
Healthcare management is one of the fastest growing career fields in the healthcare industry today. The job outlook is strong for healthcare administrators/managers with the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projecting a 20% growth in jobs by 2026. The demand is spurned by aging baby boomers increasing the need for healthcare administrators/managers to support the provision of quality healthcare. Passionate, skilled professionals are needed to plan, direct, coordinate, supervise and communicate medical and health services to physicians and other providers. Students enrolling in the Healthcare Management program will study health information management, medical terminology, medical office administration/management, the medicolegal aspects of healthcare, as well as prepare for the opportunity to take the Electronic Health Record certification exam with the AMCA (American Medical Certification Association), which upon passing student will receive 12 points toward graduation.
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 program will be eligible to earn credentials in Certified Electronic Healthcare Records Specialist, OSHA , FEMA and CPR and First Aid certification. Students will be eligible to attain three college credit hours on successful completion and testing in Medical Terminology.
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.