Health Care Administration

Mission

The Department of Health Care Administration provides quality education and lifelong learning opportunities to current and future healthcare leaders in Idaho. We support ISU's Mission as the center for education of health professionals in the State of Idaho, and the Kasiska College of Health Profession’s Mission of enhancing the quality of life of the residents of Idaho, in the advancement of the knowledge and the ability of healthcare professionals to lead their organizations, to serve their communities, and to improve the health status of their communities.

Vision

The Department of Health Care Administration delivers state-of-the-art education to traditional and nontraditional students, preparing them for entry or mid-level management positions in group practice, ambulatory care, long-term care, hospitals, managed care, and other health-related organizations. We use innovative instructional methods to deliver excellent and consistent educational outcomes based on our industry's and our constituency's needs.

Educational Goals

HCA students will:

  1. Develop an in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry
    Objectives
    • Comprehend industry structure, organizations, and reimbursement systems
    • Understand population health in terms of societal wellness, disease, and medical care
    • Understand the roles of politics, policy, law, regulation, and ethics in today’s healthcare industry
  2. Develop administrative, technical, problem-solving, conceptual, and human relations knowledge and skills that provide the foundation for future healthcare administrators and leaders.
    Objectives:
    • Demonstrate a mastery of core business skills and techniques
    • Demonstrate a mastery of business skills and techniques as applied to healthcare management
    • Develop the capacity for problem solving and decision making
    • Demonstrate the communication skills, oral, written, and technical, required of healthcare leaders
  3. Leverage practical educational experiences and interaction among students, alumni, and mentors in the area and the region.
    Objectives:
    • Demonstrate the ability to work in teams, both as leaders and as followers
    • Build relationships, work with, and learn with local and regional organizations and professionals
    • Maintain an active and meaningful student organization
    • Be assured of proper placement and professional development in administrative internships through an appropriate match between the individual and the healthcare organization
  4. Become well educated, productive citizens
    Objectives:
    • complete ISU goal and general educations courses
    • complete a well-rounded curriculum which includes courses in disciplines such as communication, computational skills, social sciences, and life sciences
    • choose electives that meet the student’s interests and needs
    • increase the awareness of the students of their social and ethical responsibilities in the delivery of health services in their communities

Scholarly Activity Goals

HCA Faculty will:

  1. Actively engage in research and scholarly activities.
    Examples: (these are examples, not all are required, nor are they all inclusive)
    • Publish in peer reviewed journals
    • Present papers, posters, abstracts, or participate on panels at professional meetings and conferences at the local, regional, national, and international levels
    • Author books, book chapters, or segments in books
    • Edit books, journals, chapters, or segments thereof
    • Submit grants to various local, state, national, or international funding sources

Service Goals

HCA Faculty will:

  1. Actively engage in service to the University, College, and Department
    Examples: (these are examples, not all are required, nor are the all inclusive)
    • Membership, participation, or leadership of University, College, and department committees, work groups, task forces, and activities.
  2. Actively serve the local, regional, or state community
    Examples: (these are examples, not all are required, nor are they all inclusive)
    • Active community service related to the discipline of Health Administration
    • Membership, participation, or leadership on Governing Boards, health organization committees, work groups, task forces, and activities
    • Involvement and service to local, regional, and state groups for the betterment of the health and wellbeing of citizens
  3. Engage with local, state, national, or international Professional Organizations
    Examples: (these are examples, not all are required, nor are they all inclusive)
    • Active participation in professional meetings and conferences
    • Membership, participation, or leadership of Boards, committees, work groups, task forces, forums and activities of professional organizations

 


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