If health care is a business and patients are clients, it makes sense that business intelligence could lead to better, more effective medical treatment.
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Oops! Top Doctors Perform Surgery on the Wrong Patient! Outrageous Post Mortem Follows! (Part 1 of 2)by
This story of a hospital nightmare is not from a tabloid--it's true, and has everything to do with reducing risk for similar catastrophes in your project.
Oops! Top Doctors Perform Surgery on the Wrong Patient! Outrageous Post Mortem Follows! (Part 2 of 2)by
This story of a hospital nightmare is not from a tabloid--it's true, and has everything to do with reducing risk for similar catastrophes in your project. In the second installment in this two-part series, learn how to develop a culture of high expectations.
On August 29, New Orleans could have used experienced project managers at the helm when Hurricane Katrina--cited as the most expensive natural disaster in United States history--walloped New Orleans with sustained winds of 175 miles per hour. In the paragraphs ahead, you’re going to find out why.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.