Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care (TECH0112)

Venue: Harvard School of Public Health, FXB Building

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 23, 2012 End Date/Time: Jan 27, 2012
Registration Date: Jan 23, 2012
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This program is comprised of four modules, each designed to provide health care leaders with the knowledge necessary to design and develop a cogent health IT strategy.

Along with government policy initiatives, the economic landscape is driving an immediate need for health care organizations to improve efficiency and reduce costs, while maintaining a sharp focus on quality and patient reported outcomes, such as patient satisfaction. Hospitals and health systems can improve these metrics through efficient and effective use of health information technology.

Learning Objectives:

    Module I
  • Advance IT strategy design, development, and deployment for more effective and efficient health care delivery

  • Build a high level of confidence in understanding IT tools, processes, and methodologies

  • Critically align resources, IT strategy, people, processes, and projects with a focus on cost, quality, and delivery outcomes

  • Apply specific IT tools, techniques, solutions, and processes in their respective organizations

  • Module II
  • Leverage a network of contacts as a resource for the sharing of knowledge and power in the marketplace

  • Solve current IT challenges in strategy, governance, electronic health records (EHRs), quality, patient safety, cost reductions, and delivery performance

  • Maximize IT knowledge to drive the implementation of EHRs toward quantifiable results

  • Module III
  • Identify the benefits and challenges of using IT to systematically measure health care quality

  • Understand how IT can be used to broadly improve patient safety

  • Understand the challenges of developing high quality clinical decision support tools

  • Identify the kinds of organizational and cultural changes needed to effectively use health IT to improve efficiency in care

  • Identify the benefits and potential difficulties in promoting health information exchange within communities and across the nation

  • Module IV
  • Understand the clinical leadership challenges in prioritizing and implementing health IT

  • Understand the value of continuous experimentation and innovation in health IT as an enabler for continuous quality improvement

  • Understand the basic components of health IT for quality reporting, population management, and clinical decision support

  • Understand the basic elements of the informatics infrastructure components to support knowledge management (controlled medical terminology, information models, artifacts for decision support)

  • Understand the relevance of health IT to current US health care reform and policy initiatives


Additional Information

Registration is not available for single modules, only for the full program.

Price: $5495