This course provides an overview of the management strategies that are typically used by healthcare administrators in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students will examine the organizational structure of the various components of the healthcare delivery system including administrative processes such as planning, decision making, evidence-based practice, productivity processes, and continuous quality improvement. Students also will learn to identify strategic issues in complex environments and how to formulate effective responses. Emphasis will be placed on the major issues confronting healthcare administrators today and how to improve resource allocation within the organization to create essential value and quality in service delivery. 3 credits.