What are best practices and guidelines for healthcare project management?

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Healthy Outlook

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

The next year promises to be an exciting and busy time in healthcare projects. It's is one of the few industries in the United States that has grown during the recession. The trend shows no sign of stopping, and project work is plentiful throughout the industry--especially with new initiatives and new requirements from the government that will have to be implemented.

Patient Care – A Project Management Perspective

by Dr. Deepa Bhide, PMP

This article is an effort by the author to relate the application of project management principles to patient care when it is treated like a project. The article helps us understand the relevance and benefits of such an exercise, which can lead to enhanced quality of care and patient satisfaction.

Can Project Management Save the World?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Saving the world is a heavy undertaking. That's probably why many of us leave it to the superheroes of cartoon and screen to take on. Or the men and women of the armed forces, taking on the impossible while wearing blue berets. Whatever your preferred form of superhero, real or imagined, it probably isn't you. But maybe it's time to go get a cape...

Dr. BI, M.D.

by Vijay Sankaran

If health care is a business and patients are clients, it makes sense that business intelligence could lead to better, more effective medical treatment.

The Functional Manager’s Role in IT Project Management

by Gordon Swift

In a matrix information technology organization, the functional manager plays a key role in project management and is responsible for critical processes. Success will depend on the functional manager and the project manager cooperating, communicating, and understanding each other’s role. The author provides a case study as a guide to successful interaction.

The Ethics Of The PMO

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Does the "doctor-patient" privilege apply in the world of the Program Management Office? To which of your customers do you owe the greatest loyalty?

Amazing Checklists

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a...checklist?! You may not give them their due, but checklists are far more important and vital than you can imagine. Here, we take a look at the history and value of one of the most overlooked tools in the project manager's arsenal.

Rules Are Meant to be Broken

by Michael Aucoin

When it comes to an agile project, rules are meant to be broken. But these projects are rife with complexities. When do we break the rules, and how should we do so? The overarching theme to answer these questions is to make the complex simple.

Teaching Project Management to Healthcare Professionals

by Kathryn Schwalbe 
September 18, 2013 | 60:05 | Views: 644 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.99 / 5

The presenter has written several books on project management, including a new one targeted for healthcare professionals. See how key project management concepts can be applied to important healthcare initiatives with detailed examples on a case study to reduce hospital acquired conditions. Discover what is different about projects in the healthcare industry and discuss approaches to teaching important project management skills to healthcare professionals

Transitioning to Agile Project Management

by Mary Moewe
October 06, 2011 | 61:18 | Views: 441 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.60 / 5

Delivering Healthcare IT projects quickly while meeting our Healthcare customers/caregivers expectations is a huge challenge to vendors and healthcare organizations today. In order to deliver rapidly, solve problems and juggle the clients changing needs we often adapt our project management to be an iterative and interactive process…hence we are already transitioning to more agile project management. This presentation teaches what benefits the agile process brings to the table, especially in healthcare IT development projects; while we try not to throw the “baby out with the bathwater”, in terms of maintaining our traditional project management structures. This class educates PM’s on the basic benefits and terminology of AGILE project management; and how to continue to deliver valuable projects to your customers by finding the right blend of traditional project management skill sets and transitioning in some new AGILE practices.



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