Description: The course will prepare students to take on management challenges faced in health informatics leadership roles within a variety of organizational settings. It will be a highly interactive course in which students will have the opportunity to apply theory when discussing real-world health informatics scenarios from a variety of perspectives.
Course Goals: (1) To equip students with the relevant theories and health informatics content knowledge to become effective leaders within health-related organizations.
(2) To expose students to real-world managerial decisions in the health informatics domain.
(3) To enable students to consider multiple dimensions of decisions in uncertain and ambiguous scenarios and articulate the justification for their chosen approach.
Competencies: Domain 1: Measurement and Analysis
A.8 Operational analysis: Analyze, design, or improve an organizational process, including the use of quality management, process improvement, marketing and information technology principles and tools.
A.10 Decision Making: Implement a decision-making process that incorporates evidence from a broad analysis that includes uncertainty, risk, stakeholders, and organizational values.
Domain 2: Communication
B.1 Convey: Speak and write in a clear, logical, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare cogent business presentations; facilitate an effective group process.*
B.2 Listen: Receive, process, and respond appropriately to information conveyed by others.
B.3 Interact: Perceive and respond appropriately to the spoken, unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others.*
Domain 3: Leadership
C.1 Organizational Vision: Through effective governance, establish an organization's values, vision, and mission; systematically enhance performance and human, material and knowledge resources.
C.2 Strategic Orientation: Analyze the business, demographic, ethno-cultural, political, and regulatory implications of decisions and develop strategies that continually improve the long-term success and viability of the organization.*
C.4 Change Leadership: Energize stakeholders and sustain their commitment to the organization while adapting to changes in the environment.*
C.6 Impact and Influence: Persuade and convince others, both individuals and groups, to support a point of view, position, or recommendation.*
C.7 Organizational Awareness: Understand and learn from governance structures, formal and informal decision-making structures, and power relationships in an organization, industry, or community.
C.8 Project Management: Plan, oversee, and successfully execute large-scale projects involving significant resources, scope and impact.*
Domain 5: Professional Development
E.2 Develop an accurate view of own strengths and developmental needs, including the impact one has on others.*
E.3 Continuously push self to raise personal standards of performance and exceed expectations.
E.4 Address knowledge, skills, and other developmental gaps through reflective, self-directed learning, and by trying new approaches.*