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.*
Description: This course provides students a formal framework in which to discuss contemporary topics in health informatics. Topics include: architecture, interoperability, usability, public policy, outreach and patient-centric care and technology-enhanced computation.
Course Goals: To provide students an overview of key concepts and methodologies in biomedical (health) informatics research.
Competencies: Information seeking; Critical thinking; Qualitative & quantitative analysis; Communication.
Learning Objectives: To develop essential skills of conducting successful biomedical (health) informatics research or research-alike activities (e.g., health IT outcomes evaluation) at the technical, sociotechnical, organizational, and system levels to improve the efficacy and effectiveness of adoption of information technologies in healthcare.
This course is cross-listed with BIOINF555 in the Bioinformatics Graduate Program, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, The University of Michigan Medical School. department.