This course offers an introduction to the complex structure and core functions of the health care system in the United States. You’ll get a full overview of the major concepts, systems and theories in U.S. health care management and learn how to apply this information to real-world situations. We’ll also look at the various forces affecting the delivery of health care in all settings.

Master Key Concepts

  • How U.S. health care institutions are organized and governed
  • The roles of management staff, physician, nurses and other clinical and support staff
  • Health care finance and cost management strategies
  • Leadership and managerial challenges in health care
  • Topics related to strategic planning, marketing, IT and human resources
  • Ethical issues in health care delivery


Hank Fanberg
Certified Medical Practice Executive

Hank Fanberg has devoted much of his career to the field of health care management. His background includes nearly two decades as part of a senior team managing all health information for a major health care system, encompassing the governance, planning, implementation, training, operations, quality improvement and support of all IT systems (total annual IT budget of $150 million). In particular, he played an instrumental role in the system’s adoption of virtual care technologies.

Fanberg’s other experience includes the establishment of two physician practice management companies. He is skilled at strategic planning and innovation, clinical practice development and implementation, and applying IT solutions to transform health care delivery systems. He has also played an active role in state and national health IT policy work. Hank is a certified medical practice executive and a life fellow of the Health Information and Management Systems Society. He holds an MBA from the University of New Orleans and is currently working on a Ph.D. in urban studies.