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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIM6664

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-01-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Elective for MNM conc in MSMS, to chair. Approved 3/4/14. To USF Sys 3/19. to SCNS 3/27/14. #6400 Appd as 6664 eff 1/1/14

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4850 2013-11-21
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Deans Office MD 0-6108-000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Athanasios Tsalatsanis 8133962605

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HIM 6664 Healthcare Project Management

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 6

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0





    Course Description

    Healthcare Project Management is designed to provide a discussion of the various facets of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, closing, and controlling projects in healthcare environments.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    The healthcare system is currently undergoing several crises attributed to escalating costs, diminishing quality, and limited access for millions of Americans. These crises are not new. In fact, healthcare has always been in crisis because it is the industry that affects everyone. Today’s crises, however, is affected vastly from the exponential growth of IT-started almost two decades ago- and the incentives for healthcare reform and meaningful use for HIT. Projections show that the global market for HIT applications will grow to $18 billion over the next five years with EMRs/EHRs representing the largest segment of this growth. It is understandable that many organizations will find the path to HIT reform very rocky since the transition requires tremendous understanding, support, and commitment over a multi-year period. Clearly, PM includes the theories and procedures to facilitate this journey.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    All instructors in the course are M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent trained faculty.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This courses focuses on training current and future healthcare professionals in all applying concepts and theories of project management in healthcare related projects.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

    • Understand the concepts of project management and its role in healthcare projects.

    • Understand the context and scope of healthcare projects.

    • Understand all phases of a healthcare project.

    • Discuss the reasons organizations need project management approaches.

    • Discuss the role of administration in the success of healthcare projects.

    • Distinguish between various types of project management.

    • Understand standards and best practices for project management and information technology management.

    • Compare and contrast different kinds of project management software.

    • Discuss selected examples of project management relevant to healthcare.

    C. Major Topics

    History of Project Management;

    Introduction to Project Management software;

    Introduction to Project Management, Program Management, and Portfolio Management in Healthcare;

    Project, Program, and Portfolio Selection;

    Initiating Projects;

    Project integration and scope management;

    Project time and cost management;

    Project quality, human resource, communications, stakeholder, risk, and procurement management;

    Executing projects;

    Monitoring and controlling projects;

    Closing projects;

    Best practices in project management

    D. Textbooks

    “Healthcare Project Management”. Kathy Schwalbe & Dan Furlong. Schwalbe Publishing; (2013)

    ISBN: 978-0982800355

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Textbook, online resources, 60-day free trial software.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Discussions 10%

    Assignments 30%

    Exams 30%

    Project 30%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Weekly assignments;

    Weekly quizzes;

    Comprehensive midterm exam;

    Comprehensive final exam.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    For documented student absences, such as illness, students will be allowed to make up any missing assignments or exams. Students will be required to abide by USF policy on academic integrity as described in course syllabus.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MS in Health Informatics

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    College of Medicine Practice Plan

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