NURS 656 Project Management in Healthcare Informatics

This course introduces theoretical and practice components of project management in healthcare informatics for the graduate nurse. Students will be exposed to specific concepts related to electronic health records, health data, standards, sourcing, and information technology investments within the framework of the system life cycle. Students will evaluate informatics as it applies to patient safety, legal and ethical issues, complex decision-making, consumer use, and outcomes measurement. Through project management activities, students will explain the key information requirements for effective health information management and decision support, plan and develop the governance and oversight requirements of healthcare informatic projects, understand the specification in the selection process of healthcare projects, and apply these competencies to real-world healthcare problems.