HCMT-545: Health Care Project Management and InnovationJanuary 26, 2021 2021-01-26 9:24
HCMT-545: Health Care Project Management and Innovation
HCMT-545: Health Care Project Management and Innovation
This course is designed to introduce a systematic process for planning, organizing and controlling healthcare projects using design thinking and innovation. The course presents a practical methodology for completing projects more quickly with fewer problems. Student work consists of readings, research, class special-topic presentations, group activities, a project management journal, and participation in a real world healthcare project. Students will be encouraged to apply project-management techniques to solve existing real-world healthcare business problems using design thinking and innovation.
Student Centered Learning Outcomes
The learning objectives for this course are:
Using the individual affective characteristics critical to innovation, integrate the nature and character of typical healthcare projects with the influences and forcing functions acting upon them.
Create a project action plan based upon the end users and their needs, including a defensible explanation of how it is that the users and their needs are known.
Prescribe feedback for ongoing improvement of a healthcare organization’s project management and innovation processes and project plans.
Using concepts of problem framing and definition, reshape problem frames to identify new thinking, redefine the problems and identify innovative opportunity. Recognize and integrate perspectives of clinical, technical and administrative colleagues, project sponsors and stakeholders, suppliers, contractors, regulators, competitors, etc., and remote and differing cultural influences.
Using concepts including nominal group technique, round robin, and creative matrix, generate innovative ideas to support the planning and implementation of a healthcare system project problem, manage requirements and change, applying critical thinking and reasoned decision making to achieve project objectives.
Use prototyping, experimentation, failure and iteration to execute projects and develop innovative new solutions.
Develop and conclude project implementation plans with others, track actuals to plan with particular emphasis on change management, stakeholder management and clinical and financial outcome measures.
Through analysis, writing, diagrammatic form and collaboration, assess and explain all major aspects of project management processes and knowledge areas.
Manage and integrate the processes of planning research, understanding users and needs, problem framing and definition, ideation, concept evolution, implementation, and evaluation to produce innovation in healthcare system project solutions.
Exhibit exemplary communication skills, through written, verbal and diagrammatic representations; and keen awareness of cultural challenges in leading an organization and its constituents through the process of project management and innovation.
Using theory and principles of the process of innovation, develop strategies that result in improved delivery systems, addressing the concepts of evidence-based practice, systems assessment, system interventions, feedback, and managing resistance to system innovation.
Textbook(s) and Technology Requirements
Reinventing Project Management, the Diamond Approach to Successful Growth and Innovation, Aaron Shenhar & Dov Dvir, Harvard Business School Press, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-59139-800-4
The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization, Peter Senge, Doubleday, 1994, ISBN: 0-385-47256-2
Case Study: The following case, “Replacement of a Hospital Telecommunications System”, by Laura Synnott, is provided as part of the course material.
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The Writing Center at Champlain provides free one-with-one writing support for all members of the Champlain community. Writing Center consultants work with students on a wide range of writing topics, including brainstorming ideas, topics selection, understanding assignments, essay organization and sentence-level revisions. The consultants are also trained to work with the writing you do outside of class as well. For example, the staff is prepared to discuss creative writing projects, cover letters and public writing composed by the students and staff at Champlain.
The CWC is committed to serving online students as well as traditional on-campus students; however, the process of working one-with-one changes a bit when done virtually. Our new Online Writing Center allows Champlain students taking online classes to have a one-with-one conversation with a writing center consultant in real time. The Champlain Writing Center can provide support on all things writing, ranging from topic selection, to organizing an essay to grammatical questions. You can collaborate with the Online Writing Center using your Champlain College provided Google Account. Contact Evan Tetreault, our online writing consultant, at email@example.com to set up a mutually agreeable time to meet for a virtual consultation.
More information is also available by calling the Champlain Writing Center at 802-383-6672.
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Participation and Attendance
* Participation and Engagement *
Attendance and involvement is measured though your presence and participation in all aspects of the class. Your participation is extremely important to the learning experience for both you and your classmates.
* Class discussion is a vital component to the online class *
Students are expected to complete the reading assignments, and post multiple, in-depth postings /module, reflecting on quotes, excerpts, charts, or questions posted for the semi-weekly discussion topics. Please avoid repetition because the discussions are meant to create a deeper understanding of the material we will cover. Students are encouraged to interact by posting thoughtful responses, asking questions, or clarifying important points from the textbook. Please stay on the subject because the students in our virtual class depend on each other to clarify the core knowledge of this course.
The instructor attends to all discussions posted on the discussion board. However, the instructor expects students to both ask and attempt to answer each other’s questions. If there is a specific need for the instructor’s response, it will be provided but a large part of the rubric which guides evaluation is based on how well students independently integrate the material, develop their thinking, and use creative and critical thinking.
Of the required postings/module, at least one posting will be an assignment that reflects how you incorporate your readings, discussion points, research, and own experience into specific assignments that you will post as a document or link for the class to review. Additional postings will be reflections on the posted material for that module and/or any of the concept maps posted by your classmates. Posting should link across discussion items and posted material; think broadly as well as digging more deeply into the discussion material provided.
Discussions or comments not connected with the weekly topics are welcomed on the Suggestions/Comments discussion board located at the top of the Lessons page. Please note, postings on this discussion board will not count toward your weekly discussion requirements.
Remember: this is an accelerated course. You must schedule your work so that you can complete all required postings for each module by the weekly deadline. Since class participation counts towards the final grade, it is essential for fairness that all students should complete the weekly readings and postings by the assigned deadlines. Please note, this course ends on the Saturday of Week 8.)
Methods of Assessment
Your final grade will be determined based on:
|Weekly Discussion Board Entries||40%|
|Class Project Based on Telecommunications Case Study||20%|
|Extra Credit Course Evaluations||2%|
The Telecommunications Class Project will be graded as follows:
|Code||Written Assignment Guidelines||Low Score||High Score||Visual & Creative||Quantitative|
|T||Technical Quality and Presentation||Care and attention to detail. Care to use color, careful layout, titles etc.||Problem and calculations laid|
out neatly and in a
|I||Integration of Material||Concepts are|
covered by virtue
of the material
|Calculations and terms used that demonstrate and understanding of the business concepts behind the calculations.|
|E||Expression:Quality and Completeness||Careful thought to|
what is included and why. Inclusive of everything that
should be there.
|C||Creativity & Critical Thinking|
Participation is a key factor to success in an online class. Participation in the discussion forums weighs heavily on the final grade. In order to receive credit you will need to check into the discussions each week. Points lost from prior weeks cannot be “made-up”. Here are some suggestions for successful participation:
- Respond to others with questions or comments that provoke elaboration.
- Answer questions raised in response to your own postings.
- Bring in resources from outside the class materials (website, reading in another class, work experience etc.)
- Link the comments of two people in a very explicit way that has not been expressed.
- Demonstrate your interest with an active listening question to another.
- Build on another’s thinking.
- Use the course materials, including quotes from readings, as “evidence” to support your thinking.
- Avoid unsupported opinion.
The rubric below will be used for grading Discussion participation.
|Participation||Submits one initial response by the due date and posts several substantive responses by the close of the discussion. Meaningfully participates on at least four days of the discussion period.||20 pts|
|Application||Explicitly explains, applies, and integrates a) concepts from this or other courses, b) outside resources or research, c) life experiences, and/or d) processes used to solve problems.||20 pts|
|Collaboration||Fosters collaborative learning while a) problem-solving, b) respectfully challenging others, and/or c) expanding thinking through responses and reflection with other learners. Builds on classmate and instructor contributions to further develop the conversation.||25 pts|
|Critical Thinking||Clearly articulates a desire to a) reflect, b) explore possibility, c) recognize ambiguity, d) question assumptions, and/or e) search for logical relationships among ideas. Selects, analyzes, and synthesizes relevant information to demonstrate original thinking.||25 pts|
|Presentation||Demonstrates attention to APA/MLA style and structure, adheres to rules of grammar and etiquette, and properly cites references to literature and course materials.||10 pts|
|Total Points: 100|
Student Resources & Policies
Academic Honesty Policy
Champlain College students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the College’s policy for Academic Honesty. (Links to an external site.) Academic honesty entails creating original assignments, using your own words, and when using the words and ideas of others, documenting those sources using the method specified in this course. Please consult with your instructor if you are in doubt. Violations of the policy could result in a grade of F on the assignment or in the course as well as dismissal from the College.
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|Wed, 4 Jul 2018||Assignment Week 1: Discussion 1-1 Learning Processes||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 8 Jul 2018||Assignment Week 1: Course to Course Project Review & Overview||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 1: Assignment 1-1 Why Bother?||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 1: Assignment 1-2 Traditional or Adaptive Project Management||due by 23:59|
|Wed, 11 Jul 2018||Assignment Week 2: Discussion 2-1 Brownie’s Lamb||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 15 Jul 2018||Assignment Week 2: Assignment 2-1 Stakeholder Analysis||due by 23:59|
|Wed, 18 Jul 2018||Assignment Week 3: Discussion 3-1 What Will it Take||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 22 Jul 2018||Assignment Week 3: Assignment 3-1 Personal Vision||due by 23:59|
|Wed, 25 Jul 2018||Assignment Week 4: Discussion 4-1 Planning vs Action||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 29 Jul 2018||Assignment Extra Credit Course Feedback Discussion||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 4: Assignment 4-1 Ladder of Inference Exercise||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 4: Assignment 4-2 Novelty & Technology||due by 23:59|
|Wed, 1 Aug 2018||Assignment Week 5: Discussion 5-1 Interdependent Parts of the Organization||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 5 Aug 2018||Assignment Week 5: Assignment 5-1 Shared Vision||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 5: Assignment 5-2 Complexity & Pace||due by 23:59|
|Wed, 8 Aug 2018||Assignment Week 6: Discussion 6-1 Team Learning||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 12 Aug 2018||Assignment Week 6 Assignmnent 6-1 Diamond Projects||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 6 Assignmnent 6-2 Stages to Success||due by 23:59|
|Fri, 17 Aug 2018||Assignment Week 7: Discussion 7-1 Case Study||due by 23:59|
|Sun, 19 Aug 2018||Assignment Week 7: Assignment 7-1 Telecom Case Study||due by 23:59|
|Wed, 22 Aug 2018||Assignment Week 8: Discussion 8-1 Organizations as Communities||due by 23:59|
|Sat, 25 Aug 2018||Assignment Extra Credit: IDEA Survey Quiz||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 8: Assignment 8-1 Your Impression||due by 23:59|
|Assignment Week 8: Assignment 8-2 Course to Course Project Development||due by 23:59|