The requests for technology and the the breadth of techology solutions in healthcare are expanding exponentially. Requests for new technology will always exceed the organization's available resources to purchase and implement. A successful IT governance process ensures investment decisions will be made in a way that best meets the organization's needs and that the echnology selected will bring the greatest value to patients. This six-week course will present the steps for creating an effective and engaging process for making information technology decisions in a healthcare setting. Learners will participate in individual and group study through weekly reading assignments, online study sessions, interaction in conversations with other students and weekly live sessions to discuss learnings and ask questions. Together the group will review the reasons for setting up governance, how to select governance committee members and develop a charter, ways to define evaluation criteria for decision making, how to prepare an investment business case, how to approve and prioritize investments and how to achieve value from the technology once it is implemented. Through real-world examples and experiences the group will discuss what makes healthcare IT governance different and how various types and sizes of healthcare organizations can create an IT governance approach that works for them. Learners will have the opportunity to explore these different aspects of governance with other members of the class. They will also identify how to apply the practices to improve existing IT governance or to set up a new governance process for their organization.
This course includes readings from two healthcare industry textbooks, on-line study sessions and quizzes, exercises using current healthcare organization examples, study partner assignments with another member of the class to discuss one weekly discussion question and weekly one hour live discussion sessions with the entire group to share ideas, discuss issues and answer questions.
In order to get the most value from this course, learners are expected to participate in and contribute to each week’s activities and homework assignments, as instructed in the modules.
Learners will be expected to do the assigned work each week, to participate in a call of no more than 30 minutes each week with their sudy partner and to attend and contribute to the live sessions.
This course will Open: April 1, 2021
Live Sessions: Tuesdays at 5 pm ET
Live Session #1: April 13th at 5 pm ET
Live Session #2: April 20th at 5 pm ET
Live Session #3:April 27th at 5 pm ET
Live Session #4: May 4th at 5 pm ET
Live Session #5:May 11th at 5 pm ET
Live Session #6:May 18th at 5 pm ET
This course will take approximately 18-24 hours, over the course of 6 weeks.
In order to obtain a Certificate of Completion, learners must obtain these 3 badges:
- Engage with Instructor Badge
- Requirements are based on live session attendance.
- Learner must attend 5 out of 6 live sessions to achieve this badge.
- Engage with Peers Badge
- Participate in 6 of the 6 Discussion Threads by contributing:
- One Major Post
- Creating and posting your own thread in that Module’s Discussion Forum
- One Minor Post
- One reply to a classmates’ thread
- Engage with Content Badge
- Complete 6 (1 per module) Knowledge Check Assessments.
- NOTE: The 6 knowledge checks are based on Module Content