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Addresses contemporary issues in the field of healthcare and the factors influencing the structure, delivery, and financing within healthcare systems. Examines the roles of various healthcare institutions and professional groups providing health services. Covers emerging trends that impact healthcare in the U.S. as well as the leadership challenges associated with healthcare administration. Special emphasis on making informed decisions related to healthcare administration and management topics that concern modern healthcare administrators.
Examines the fundamentals of financial management in the healthcare sectors. Prepares non-financial healthcare professionals with skills necessary to manage and control costs while simultaneously investing resources in strategic opportunities. Focuses on the use of financial analysis techniques, financial reasoning and financial tools for effective decision-making and planning in a healthcare setting. Special emphasis on financial liquidity, solvency and measuring efficiency of healthcare organizations using key ratio information.
Identifies the principles of quality improvement necessary for creating a quality culture in healthcare. Examines tools and methods of planning and implementing quality improvement initiatives in healthcare. Addresses both clinical improvements related to the delivery of quality patient care and process improvements related to the processes necessary in supporting the delivery of quality patient care. Special emphasis on methodology for improving quality in healthcare organizations, process improvement tools and measurement systems, Six Sigma, lean management techniques, and medical informatics.
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July 11, 2023
Dr. Kelly Riesenmy is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Healthcare Management at Mid-America Christian University and part-time faculty in the Gainey School of Business, Healthcare Management at Spring Arbor University. She received her PhD in organizational leadership from Regent University and a master’s in psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her published research focuses on organizational factors that influence healthcare delivery.
As an independent consultant she has worked with hospital systems on adoption of electronic health records and quality improvement efforts. She has more than 10 years of clinical experience in behavioral health for which she has been recognized with the “Heart of Gold” award by the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Kansas City. Her leadership in a regional training initiative for patient education on HIV/AIDS prevention was recognized by the Veterans Affairs Central Office in Washington, DC.
Dr. Riesenmy accepted Christ as her Savior at 6 years-old but made Him Lord of her life at 32 years-old. She is active in intercessory prayer ministry and believes that nothing is impossible with God. He is central to her work in the academy and she relies on Him to guide her life. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32: 8).