Leveraging Technology to Educate New Healthcare IT Leaders
Journal of Healthcare Infomation Management
The increasing need to educate healthcare IT leaders will require the use of other educational methods in addition to classroom instruction, seminars at conferences and webinars. The author has 12 years experience offering a "blended" course on healthcare IT for managers and clinicians in an MBA program. The course combines face-to-face classroom instruction with on-line discussion. This reduces the time away from work and travel required. But it has far greater benefits, including the development of a capacity to analyze situations and develop and defen solutions. Participants share knowledge and begin to grasp the differences in their environments that require attention. This method is compared with other teaching methods and its advantages are explained.