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- <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><h4> Health Care Law & Policy</h4><p> You’ll learn about the legal framework for issues you will face when working in a health care organization. You’ll also gain an understanding of basic legal principles, including contract law, tort liability and malpractice, employment law, fraud and abuse, health planning and advocacy, HIPAA/privacy, public health laws and other related topics.</p></div>
With the rapid changes in health care delivery these days, you have plenty of opportunities to serve in the health care field without putting on a lab coat or scrubs.
The Health Care Administration major is a great choice for those interested in management of non-profit or for-profit medical facilities or in joining the national debate about healthcare policy.
Projected job growth
Health care administration is a growing field that improves the structure, maintenance and supervision of hospitals and other health care facilities. Strong business leaders are needed to oversee and organize the finances, patient information and staff within these facilities. This is one reason that the U.S. Department of Labor foresees an increase of 68,000 jobs in this profession by 2020.
Courses such as Health Care Finance, Human Resource Management, Health Law and Strategic Planning in Health Care allow students to build upon a basic business administration foundation and focus preparation on this dynamic field.
“I love helping students. A lot of students have trouble branching out and making friendships. As a mentor, I’m there to provide encouragement and advice.” — Ernikka Johnson
John Ulrich, a recent healthcare administration graduate, describes his internship with the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance.
Alma students network with potential internship providers and employers.