HCM 101 Introduction to Health Systems, 3 credits

The course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the health care system in the United States. It describes the basic components of the delivery system, and examines the history and evolution of the system. Trends in health care management, delivery, and financing are analyzed, including a critical analysis of the system, examining its strengths and weaknesses. The features of Medicare and Medicaid programs, including possible future funding scenarios, are thoroughly examined.