Sunday, January 9, 2011

Harvard School of Public Health Certificate Program in Health IT

Second time offered: 2011 Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care at HSPH

Directed by friends and colleagues John Glaser (Module 1), John Halamka (Module 2), Ashish Jha (Module 3), and Yours truly (Module 4).

January 24–28, 2011
Module I: IT Strategy and Governance
Module II: Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

May 16–20, 2011
Module III: Maximizing Quality and Safety Gains from EHRs
Module IV: Continuous Improvement with HIT

Program overview

With Meaningful Use finalized and the final Temporary Certification Rule released, the need to construct an information technology (IT) strategy that conforms to government standards while fitting your organization has never been greater. This program is comprised of four modules, each designed to provide the knowledge necessary to design and develop a cogent IT strategy.
The Obama administration has declared IT as one of the main objectives for transforming health care. 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.
The ability to design, develop, and deliver IT projects, strategy, and initiatives using proven tools and techniques is paramount to having a positive impact on an organization’s mission and, ultimately, its margin.
The modules in this series are designed specifically for senior level professionals and executives, with technology responsibilities from various avenues of the health care industry, seeking to build IT knowledge.
Participants from last year's program represent thought leaders from seven countries, representing diverse industries and organizations.

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