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Project Planning and Implementation in Health Care




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides the foundation for understanding the broad concepts of successful planning, organization, and implementation within the realm of health care information technology. This course uses real-world examples to support and expand a student's skills in project management. Topics covered include project scoping, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, tracking and controlling.



What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1 – Project Management Overview 

  • Describe an IT project’s life cycle, charter, and scope. 
  • Describe project management knowledge areas and processes. 
  • Explain the project manager’s role. 

Week 2 – Project Time and Change Management 

  • Develop a work breakdown structure for a project. 
  • Estimate the work effort for the tasks in a project. 
  • Describe change management techniques. 

Week 3 – Project Schedule, Cost, and Quality Management 

  • Develop a project schedule for a health care organization. 
  • Develop a project budget for a health care organization. 
  • Develop an IT quality plan for a health care organization. 

Week 4 – Project Risk Management, Project Closure, and Procurement 

  • Develop a risk management plan. 
  • Describe project closure techniques. 
  • Describe project procurement techniques. 

Week 5 – Project Human Resources Management 

  • Recommend an organizational structure for managing a health care project. 
  • Define the attributes for high-performing project teams. 


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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