Managing Human Resources Simulation in Health Administration


  • David R. Rahn


"The name of the game is Managing Human Resources Simulation in Health Administration. This simulation is a set of connected case studies situated within the Human Resources function, and occurring over time in a Health Administration environment of a hospital. This approach corresponds to the learner-centered model referred to as “Problem-Based Learning” or PBL. Participants learn to analyze information, solve problems by applying what they’ve learned in the course, and then assess their results. This means that while they are making decisions and analyzing outcomes, participants are “discovering” the cause and effect relationships that are true for HRM and the organization in the simulated company. This simulation may be used effectively in a university course that surveys HRM in Health Administration, a capstone integration of an Health Administration major or minor, or a graduate course that surveys HRM in Health Administration. The game can be played in-class, entirely online, or with a combination of in-class and online approaches. "