HSM 4043

About This Course

This is a hands-on course aimed at providing a practical, holistic perspective on the complexities of evidence-based project and program management within the health care organization. It describes the nature of health care projects, characteristics of project teams, and relevant trends in health care. You will become familiar with multiple project management tools, as well as the necessary leadership, facilitation, and team building skills. You will be exposed to case studies, examples, discussions, and readings on the disciplines and tools that professional health care project managers use. Upon completion of this course, you will have experienced the activities required to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close a successful health care project.

Sample textbook: Schwalbe, K. & Furlong, D. (2017). Healthcare Project Management (2nd ed.). Minneapolis, MN: CreateSpace Publishing.


Cheri Jacoby
Cheri Jacoby

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.

  • HSM 4043 – Project and Program Management in Health Services Management
Scott Lee-Eichenwald
Scott Lee-Eichenwald

MSDD, software design and development, 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 20+ years with medical devices companies including Guidant, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Smiths Medical. He also has experience providing enterprise interoperability software solutions for Infor's health care division. He has managed research and development and many global technology implementation projects. In addition, he has been teaching online for 15+ years. He is published in Healthcare Information Technology and received his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the University of Saint Thomas in 2012. Scott holds an Information Systems Security Certificate from Colorado Technical University.

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  • INET 3011W – Social Impact of Information Technology
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