About This Course
This course is designed to prepare you to cope with the complexities of project work within the health care organization. You will explore the nature of health care project or program work and how to organize and facilitate the project or program management process. You will be exposed to case studies, examples, discussions, and readings from the text and periodicals to learn about the disciplines and tools that professional health care project managers use. You will also learn about multiple project management tools and use Microsoft Project to gain familiarity and understanding of the tool and how it is used during the project management life cycle.
Sample textbook: Schwalbe, K. & Furlong, D. (2017). Healthcare Project Management (2nd ed.). Minneapolis, MN: CreateSpace Publishing.
BSBA, information systems and accounting, Robert Morris University
Ms. Jacoby is currently senior director of IT for the medical device division at Abbott (a health care product provider in Saint Paul). She has also worked at EMC, Digineer, and Fairview Health Services. Before that she was with PricewaterhouseCoopers for 20 years, the last 10 as the partner responsible for IT business consulting and advisor to the Women’s Leadership Group. Each of her positions has focused on health care and the coordination and collaboration between IT and business functions. Ms. Jacoby cofounded Women Leading in Technology (WLiT) and works with the Women’s Health Leadership Trust in Minnesota.
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MS, software design and development (MSDD), University of Saint Thomas; BA, psychology, College of Saint Scholastica
Scott Lee-Eichenwald has diverse professional experience in social sciences and medical technology, with over 15 years in medical devices companies including Guidant, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Smiths Medical. He has managed research and development projects and many global technology implementation projects. In addition, he has been teaching online for over 12 years. He received his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the University of Saint Thomas in 2012 and holds an Information Systems Security Certificate from Colorado Technical University.
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