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Health Care Delivery Systems

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HSM 3521

Delivery Method
Partially online
Tuition | Fees

About This Course

This course will teach the basic components of the foundation and historical overview of the US health care delivery systems, including historical and current policy, structure, financing of health care; the role of public programs, insurers, and employers; managed care; and an overview of managed care and public health recommendations and initiatives to improve health status. Several important trends in health care delivery, such as quality improvement, patient safety, health professions, and ethical issues, will also be addressed.

Sample textbook: Delivering Health Care in America, Seventh Edition, Leiyu Shi and Douglas Singh


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William McDonough

M.B.A., finance, University of Phoenix; B.A., marketing and distributive education; Temple University

Bill McDonough is the president and CEO of Constellation Group of Minneapolis and CEO of Arkansas Mutual, MMIC Insurance Company, UMIA Insurance Company, and Health IT. Bill has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, most of that focusing on medical professional liability insurance. He holds the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter designation. He also sits on several profit and nonprofit boards including Constellation, MMIC, PIAA, and Temple University College of Education, and is a speaker on the insurance industry at national conferences.  

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Melanie Sullivan

EdD, organizational development, University of St. Thomas; MBA, University of Phoenix; BA, business administration and human resources, Doane College

Melanie (Mel) Sullivan became senior vice president of people functions at Ecumen in 2019, overseeing culture; organization development; and company-wide policies, practices, and strategies. Her goal is to develop the strengths of each team member along with commitment to mission. With more than 30 years of experience in health care, including chief executive officer and chief operating officer for Twin Cities Orthopedics and St. Croix Orthopaedics, she has expertise in innovation, organizational development, and operations strategy. Mel also teaches at the University of St. Thomas in health management and MBA–healthcare. She is a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE).

  • HSM 3521 − Health Care Delivery Systems