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Program Overview

Project management is an integral part of transformative programs in the healthcare industry. As healthcare evolves and many initiatives are realized, project management skills become extremely necessary. Along with providing Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), this certificate will enable learners to understand the essential elements of project management and their application to the healthcare industry.

The certificate introduces high-level concepts of Project Management, provides an overview of the different roles in project management

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Program Outline

Key Topics

  • Introduction to Healthcare Projects
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Communication Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Resources Management
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Risk Management


  • Unit 1: Projects and People in Healthcare Organizations
  • Unit 2: Project Scope and Quality Management
  • Unit 3: Project Stakeholder Management and Communications Managemen
  • Unit 4: Project Time and Cost Management
  • Unit 5: Project Resources Management and Organizational Change Management
  • Unit 6: Project Procurement and Risk Management
  • Unit 7: Project Integration Management and Project Execution Monitoring
  • Unit 8: Project Controls and Project Closing


  • Identify the tools and techniques best suited for project planning, including scope, time, cost, resource planning, monitoring, and reporting
  • Recognize warning signs of project issues common to a variety of healthcare settings
  • Describe the leadership skills vital to thrive as a successful project manager in healthcare
  • Analyze and develop strategies for successfully communicating with healthcare project stakeholders
  • Develop strategies for managing risks and changes specific to projects in healthcare settings
  • Decompose healthcare project scope into manageable work packages
  • Appreciate the nuances of managing projects in healthcare
  • Appreciate the role that influencing organizational change plays in healthcare project success and identify tools to support change

Key Program Features

DHGE students have access to 3,000 free Regus workplaces

Apply learning in real healthcare projects

Access to thought leadership pieces from healthcare professionals

Curriculum focused on addressing current healthcare projects

Certificate from American University

Earn CEUs

Receive badges

Focused, skill-based learning via video, case studies, projects, discussions, and career-relevant tools

Modularization helps to manage workload

4-6 study hours per week for 8 weeks in total to allow flexibility

American University

About American University

Founded in 1893, American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, D.C., with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Their students distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities. At AU, passion becomes action; students actively engage in the world around them, and the leaders of today train the leaders of tomorrow.

Meet our Contributors

Kristy Tan Neckowicz

Kristy Tan Neckowicz

President, InVizion LLC

Kristy has over 20 years of extensive experience in leadership development, project and portfolio management, strategic planning, software development, marketing, training, support services, and customer relationship management. She held executive positions, including Vice President of Product Strategy, at both Oracle (ORCL) and Primavera Systems where she developed strategy and executed transformation projects leveraging technology, process, and human capital. She is a frequent speaker at numerous Project Management Institute (PMI) Congresses and Seminars World, Oracle and Primavera customer conferences, and various customer-sponsored events; on topics of professional development, project portfolio management, and team collaboration.

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