The Health Services Management (HSM) program consists of a comprehensive curriculum based on workforce competencies for the management of health services in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, public health organizations, health technology, data analytics and informatics, and other health-related organizations. All junior- and senior-level courses (MHSM) are offered fully online.
Because HSM continues to expand, courses were developed to address interdisciplinary needs for patient care reporting and facility management, with specialization in areas of health care operations, interoperability and data mining, healthcare informatics, healthcare reporting, and financial decision-making. The program also includes current healthcare policy, federal and accreditation regulations, financial and revenue management, personnel management, and information governance. Specialty tracks include:
- Healthcare Administration - Prepares graduates to analyze healthcare operational needs and develop effective approaches and solutions while drawing upon an interdisciplinary perspective. The Healthcare Administration curriculum provides financial and strategic business courses for the management of health services for health services groups, hospitals, and other health service organizations.
- Health Informatics - Prepares graduates for a liaison role in improving quality through technology usage, coupled with workflow efficiency and understanding of regulatory and standards and skills in data operations.
Program Admission Requirements:
In order to be admitted, students must
- Meet all College admission requirements.
- Complete the online Health Sciences General Application
- Complete the HSM Information Packet
- Have an approved Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or equivalent. Approved AAS degrees include those in the fields of health sciences, allied health, nursing, information technology or business. (Students who have completed an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree may seek entrance to the program after completing 33 credit hours of approved technical specialty coursework. See Department Chair for additional information.)
Completion of Requirements:
To receive a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Health Services Management, a student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative and:
- Have an approved AAS or equivalent.
- Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours as follows:
- 33 credit hours of approved technical specialty coursework drawn from the associate degree, and
- 42 credit hours of Core Curriculum Requirements coursework, and
- 45 credit hours of upper-level coursework drawn from the degree plan.
- Complete at minimum 25% of degree credit hours through instruction at Midland College.
- Have a grade of “C” or better in major coursework and approved technical specialty courses.
- Have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.
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