Project Management

Healthcare & Project Management: Shaping Our Profession for the Future

PMI Pearl City, Hyderabad Chapter

Dr. Deepa Bhide, PMP is a physician and currently an independent healthcare IT and project management consultant. She has a postgraduate degree in Pediatrics and Neonatology from the University of Health Sciences, India. Deepa is an advocate of using project management in healthcare and related domains. She has worked extensively in the confluence of clinical medicine, IT and project management domains with hands-on experience in managing projects from conception to closure.

With business environments now more global than ever—and with an increase in the complexity of projects—there is a need for new competencies and skill sets to successfully deliver results. According to PMI’s 2021 Pulse of the Profession® report Beyond Agility, as organizations reimagine the post-pandemic future, they and their project leaders must embrace new ways of working.

In his address to the Heath Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in 2021, Joe Cahill, Chief Customer Officer at PMI, mentioned that the healthcare sector is a microcosm of the project management world and how it plays a leading role in the world of work—both reflecting and driving many of the forces shaping the project economy. He also mentioned that healthcare reflects many of the forces shaping the world of work in the 21st century.

As noted in PMI’s Job Growth and Talent Gap report, through 2027, the project management-oriented labor force in seven project-oriented sectors—healthcare being one of them—is expected to grow by 33%, or nearly 22 million new jobs. Healthcare is witnessing a paradigm shift in its DNA, seeing more project-oriented jobs. In the United States, among other sectors analyzed, the healthcare industry leads the way with a whopping 17% increase in project-oriented jobs. The role of healthcare project …

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