January 22 - May 4.
Dr. Robert McDonald previously led the internal consulting practice for the hospital group at the MAYO Clinic. Robert helped to build the health consulting practice for Deloitte in Minneapolis.
This course focuses on providing a foundation for understanding and operating within the healthcare I.T. industry, typically from the perspective of an administrator, clinician, senior manager, consultant, or I.T. liaison. From a U.S. perspective we will cover the history, development, importance and challenges of I.T. in different areas of the healthcare industry. We will review the various types of information and decision support systems, together with their benefits, challenges, and barriers for adoption. We will discuss the regulatory and legal climate affecting I.T. in healthcare, and we will cover the challenges strategic management faces in developing and maintaining a capable I.T. organization.