Zero Defects, Zero Deaths: Implementing OPM3 in Rural Healthcare Systems

Contributed by: Ann L. Lovejoy
Building capable project management systems in a rural hospital is about saving lives, which is the strategic purpose of a hospital. Fortunately, quality standards like OPM3 can help. But aligning a quality improvement initiative to the strategic priorities of one’s organization is no guarantee that stakeholders will provide their support.

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Network:0
Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Although the somewhat pedantic iteration of the question is annoying to some, it truly drives to the heart of the matter. Thanks so much for your insight! How frequently our projects and processes are road blocked by hidden agendas with personal loyalties and politics. It is important to emphasize the need for the key stakeholders to be supportive or the project will simply not get off the ground--however, somehow, a higher level communication has to come from an even greater "above" for the importance to sink in that this is truly what we are all about: caring for people. So now . . . how do we fix it?

Network:59



Anne, so many people have remarked to me how excellent this article is. I thoroughly enjoyed discussing it with you as you developed it, and I look forward to including it in my book. I intend to ask others who are contributing to read this article. It's a story that really resonates with many people in similar situations, and it's a kind of story that is not told enough. Kudos!

Network:0
This case study can be read multiple times before one absorbs all that the author presents. The analysis of the situation provides incredibly rich guidance for any project manager in any industry/profession: the author clearly describes the good and the not-so-good, such that readers can clearly understand and extract the lessons learned.

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