Prerequisites: Graduate status in Nursing OR Instructor Consent.
Project management (PM) methods and skills are critical for the success of projects in complex organizations such as healthcare. This interdisciplinary course will prepare students to use formal, state-of-the-art project management techniques in health informatics projects. Course content includes: Project initiation, planning, implementation and project termination. Issues related to project leadership, human resources, budgeting, and scheduling are discussed while risk identification and risk mitigation tactics are stressed. Case discussions highlight the state-or-the-art for project management practices as applied to health informatics in contemporary environments. Project management software is used throughout the course to hone students' skills.