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Health Services Management

​Are you interested in a career in healthcare but direct patient care is not for you? The AS degree in Health Services Management is designed for students who hope to work in in the administrative areas of the health care field. Positions can be found in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, pharmaceutical firms, and doctor’s offices. Health Services Management professionals have little or no direct patient contact, but provide service "behind the scenes." The curriculum is intended to prepare students to enter the upper division courses in a Health Services Administration program.

Health Service Managers may manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.


DUTIES

Medical and health services managers typically do the following:

  • Improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services
  • Develop departmental goals and objectives
  • Ensure that the facility in which they work is up-to-date on and compliant with laws and regulations
  • Recruit, train, and supervise staff members
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Create work schedules
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and spending to ensure departments operate within funding limits
  • Represent the facility at meetings or on governing boards
  • Keep and organize records of the facility’s services
  • Communicate with members of the staff and department heads

The program covers a broad spectrum of medical, administrative, financial, and managerial knowledge to provide you with a diverse education that will prepare you for work in the healthcare management field.

With your degree, you could become qualified to work in any number of healthcare-related settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, and public health organizations. Or, you could find employment working for the healthcare department of a local, state, or federal government agency.

Face-to-Face Information Sessions for Health Services Management

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:15am-12:15am  Building 8, Room 140
Wednesday, May 15, 11: 15 -12:15 Building 8, Room 140
Monday, June 17 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Building 8, Room 140


All INFORMATION SESSIONS BEGIN PROMPTLY ON THE DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES

If you are unable to attend a face to face session, we offer an alternative Virtual Online Information Session that may be more convenient for you.Please fill out the virtual form to receive an email with virtual information on the program. Coming to a face to face information session is HIGHLY recommended.

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Classroom Experience
We offer complete flexibility in how you take your classes, with options to register in day, evening, weekend or online, so you can complete your chosen track even when employed full time. Classes are offered on all three campuses: A. Hugh Adams Central, North and Judson A. Samuels South. Class sizes are small enough to allow for individual interaction with your professors and fellow Broward College students. 

For more information about the Health Service Management program including entrance requirements and required courses, browse through the program maps below.

Career Path
Students completing the required 60 credits are awarded an Associate of Science degree in Health Services Management.
The HSM degree articulates with a 4-year Bachelor of Health Services Administration degree and qualifies graduates for entry-level management positions in a variety of health-related organizations or for further education at the graduate level.  Healthcare needs talented individuals to fill a growing need for professionals within the system – that of the Health Services Administrator. Most medical and health services managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field.
Job prospects for medical and Health Service Managers are projected to increase faster than average over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Is This Program Right for Me?
You should enroll in our Health Services Management program if you are:
  • Ready to work for a healthcare organization
  • Interested in the business-side of healthcare
  • Team player that can get along with different personalities
Faculty

​Faculty include industry experts who have proven track records within their field of study. They include graduates of local schools such as Barry University, St. Thomas University, Nova Southeastern University, University of Miami and Broward College. Faculty in accounting and economics classes prepare you for transfer into a state university to ensure you a seamless transition. Many faculty members are published authors and accounting faculty hold Certified Public Accountant titles.

Courses

​The Business Management Technical Certificate program requires 24 credits. The Business Operations Technical Certificate requires 18 credits, and the Business Specialist Technical Certificate requires 12 credits. The Associate of Science degree in Business Administration requires 60 credits to complete and offers a broad overview of business development, management and administration.

Program courses may include:

​Principles of Accounting I & II
Diseases of the Human Body
Principles of Economics
Supervision 
Introduction to Management
Desktop Applications
Spreadsheet Applications
Written Communications
Introduction to Management
Health Care Economics
Accounting & Billing Procedures 
Speech/Public speaking
​Health Records Law 
Keyboarding
Terminology of Body Systems
Terminology of Body Support
Reimbursement Methodologies
Anatomy & Physiology: Systems of Transport & Support
Anatomy & Physiology: Body Control Systems
Directed Practicum
Managerial Accounting
Statistics

Contact Us
Advisement-related Questions
Damian Hawkins
954-201-6533

Curriculum-related Questions
Susan Martin
Program Manager
954-201-6904
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