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BMI 6311 Leadership and Decision Making

3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Web-based and classroom instruction
Lab Fee: $30

Healthcare is challenging with a high degree of uncertainty, making decision making more complex. Leadership is fundamentally about getting things done through people, while decision making is the process behind choosing. In this course we will focus on how to lead, choose between alternatives, measure productivity, streamline process flows, and implement project plans in health/clinical informatics. We will incorporate theories behind uncertainty and decision modeling, and spend time assessing examples of both superior and inferior leadership in healthcare and health informatics.

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

  • Explore and discuss the key values, operating environment, strategic issues, context, and outcomes of a major leadership decision in health informatics.
  • Evaluate decision making processes at the organizational level to compare and contrast differences in outcomes, process, and methods relevant to health informatics.
  • Articulate theories and concepts in order to synthesize relevant and evidence-based literature on leadership and decision making.
  • Design and implement a plan for improving decision making in a real-world informatics setting.
  • Present and disseminate a project using strong verbal and written communication skills.