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.
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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.
Under a six- to eight-year plan that kicked off in 2003, global sciences giant Schering-Plough Corp. is trying to transform itself into a new kind of healthcare company
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.
Technology is revolutionizing how we work--and it’s not just Big Data. Here are the five technology trends that will influence how you manage projects in the years to come.
As healthcare project managers, you often manage projects that directly impact patients and the quality of their care. Fortunately, project management skills can also be applied to improve the quality of care when you or your loved ones are a patient. Here are some factors to consider when managing the patient as a project.
"Quality" is one of the most heavily used words in advertising and management. Like any popular concept, quality is in danger of losing its distinct contribution due to overuse. In the world of project management, robust quality management has a vital role to play. Let’s consider a few of the recent advances in the art and science of quality management...
Continuing her look at the patient as a project, Elvina opens up her "jet pack" of tools to share with us. Based on her own personal experience, it has become a literal life saver in the most important project of all.
While preoccupied with a work project that was causing stress, this doctor was able to put things in perspective from a source she wasn't expecting PM advice from: her mother.
As project managers we are often asked to attend “urgent” meetings on short notice. More times than not, these meetings are poorly run, inadequately attended, stray off topic and include too many topics to manage in the period allotted. Life does not have to be this way.