BMI 6316 Change Management in Health Informatics

(web-based and classroom instruction)
(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory)
3 semester credit hours/ meets part of advanced informatics competencies

The ability to manage change - people, process, and technology - may be the most important factor in successful implementation and in producing sustained outcomes from applied biomedical informatics projects. This course will cover the theory and principles of change management, with a particular emphasis on healthcare and information technology innovation at both the individual and organizational level. Tools and techniques for developing comprehensive change management plans will be presented. Case studies of successful and failed change efforts will demonstrate applications of these principles and techniques.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Identify the key characteristics of innovation and change leadership that are correlated to successful adoption, usage and outcomes for health informatics.
  • Describe patterns of adoption through diffusion networks, and individual roles which impact change acceptance in health informatics.
  • Apply proven techniques to prepare for and implement effective change management.
  • Analyze consequences (desirable/undesirable, direct/indirect, anticipated/unanticipated) at each phase of the change process.
  • Create effective communications to manage the cultural change necessary in an organization.
  • Evaluate results of change initiatives and recommend opportunities for ongoing improvement.