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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.

Life Or Death: Risk Management in Health Care

by Cindy Waxer

Poor risk management can be fatal to any project. But what happens when properly planning for risk factors really is a matter of life and death? This article examines how the staff at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago moved more than 100 critically ill children from an aging facility to the new Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Change Order Cost in a Hospital Construction Project: A Lessons Learned Study

by Gayraj Acharya

Change orders are unavoidable in construction projects but they can be controlled and reduced by applying appropriate project planning tools and processes. In this study, the author focuses on the change order cost in a recently completed construction management at risk (CMR) project in order to examine the types of change orders, the magnitude and numbers of change orders, and conclude the lessons learned.

Katrina Revisited (Part 1)

by Bob Weinstein

The Hurricane Katrina problems cited by project managers and engineers have barely been solved. New evidence has surfaced that proves that a great deal of the destruction that Katrina wrought could have been minimized, or even avoided--and more importantly, it could be used to prevent another disaster.

Katrina Revisited (Part 2)

by Bob Weinstein

As our series continues, we find out how Bejan’s constructal law could have been applied during Katrina, and learn insights from a veteran crisis manager on the scene evacuating New Orleans’ residents.

Katrina Revisited (Part 3)

by Bob Weinstein

As our series concludes, we find out why it took so long for aid to be dispatched to New Orleans and how crisis management procedures have been improved.

Managing Public Disasters (Part 1 of 2)

by Bob Weinstein

When disaster strikes, the first on the scene has to be able to take charge and manage from that point on. Here's how project management plays out with emergency first-responders.

Haiti: A Crisis Management Nightmare (Part 1)

by Bob Weinstein

An absence of leadership has crippled rescue efforts. For crisis managers in all areas, this tragedy is a harsh reminder that provides some important lessons.

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