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Medical Secretary Courses

ADMM 1125

US Healthcare Systems

Credits: 3

Description: This course is a study of the historical development of the health care delivery system. The student is given an opportunity to learn about the role of the health information professional and how this role is integrated into the health care delivery system. Prerequisite(s): None

Credit Breakdown: 3/0/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.


  1. List 5 ways health care is delivered in the US
  2. Suggest a holistic approach on curative medicine
  3. Suggest a holistic approach for health promotion
  4. Suggest a disease prevention in a holistic fashion
  5. Diagram US health care evolution
  6. Discuss how managed care works
  7. Write a research paper on current trends in health care and focus on health care reform
  8. List 5 methods of reimbursement in health care
Last Updated: 2013-07-10
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