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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: HIMA360 Course ID: 4913 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This Project Management course examines project management in theory and practice and the roles and responsibilities of the health information project manager. The course offers a practical approach to managing projects, focusing on organizing, planning, and controlling the efforts of the project. Additionally, this course covers project, enterprise, financial and contract managements in a health information environment. Students will examine system selection processes and develop negotiating skills in the selection process. The principles and approaches to the assessment of quality in health care and how this impacts the role of the health information manager will be examined.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, candidates will be able to:
1. Evaluate training, operating, and planning programs for healthcare organizations
2. Perform cost benefit analysis for resource planning and allocation
3. Facilitate the use of enterprise-wide information assets to support organizational strategies and objectives
4. Evaluate the stages of the procurement and selection processes for Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quotation (RFQ)
5. Recommend clinical, administrative and specialty service application for vendor selection
6. Apply project management techniques utilizing GANTT charts, benchmarking and risk analysis tools to ensure efficient work-flow and appropriate outcomes.

Please join the forums each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The Forums are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites.


• Post the initial response to each forum by 11:55pm,ET Wednesday.
• Initial responses should be no less than 300 words.
• Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
• Reply to at least 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
• Replies to classmates should be no less than 200 words.
• Responses to classmates are significant to advance the forum.
• All forums can be accessed in the Forums section of the course.

Required Textbook for the degree program:
Candidates are expected to adhere to APA style throughout the program. The Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Currently 6th ed.) should be purchased and used in all courses.

Web Sites

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

• American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA):
• Project Management Institute (PMI):
• Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS):
• HealthIT:

Book Title:Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, 2nd ed. - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
Author:Nelson, Ramona
Unit Cost:$76.47
Electronic ISBN:9780323402316
Electronic Unit Cost:$65.95

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.