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Leading Change Through Health Informatics

2nd term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Ashwin Davison

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


Prepares learners to lead organizations implementing new IT systems. Covers the knowledge and skills that enable clinical and public health informaticians to lead and manage changes associated with implementation, adoption, and evaluation of effective use of clinical and public health information systems.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the opportunity for changing health information systems with organizational goals and culture in mind
  2. Outline the steps involved in leading health information system implementation
  3. Determine the strategies involved in conducting organizational change management and establishing governance
  4. Articulate a plan for mitigating the risks involved in managing health IT related projects
  5. Anticipate the changes to clinical or public health-related workflow resulting from deployment of a health IT system
  6. Communicate the importance of bridging the gap between clinical and non-clinical team members while implementing changes in health IT
Methods of Assessment:

Quizzes: 25%
Participation: 10%
Assignments: 30%
Final Project: 35%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is the same course as SOM 600.902