4 Key Concerns for Healthcare IT

Brad Egeland

You’re an IT director or CIO and you are responsible for your healthcare organization’s IT infrastructure. This includes responsibility for the safety and well-being of millions of records of healthcare information for individuals nationwide…possibly worldwide. I’ve identified four key areas that any healthcare IT leader should be concerned about. More and more healthcare information is being captured all the time in increasingly detailed formats.

Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas


A healthcare PMO today must have a strong constitution. Not only are they faced with challenges unique to healthcare, PMOs are also going through the trends mentioned in our recent post, “ Conquer Your Business Transformation.”

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Time Tracking Software for Healthcare


Time tracking software for healthcare becomes more and more popular. Comparisons time tracking software for healthcareEspecially, that it is.

Making sense in healthcare

Lynne Cazaly

Here’s a ‘thank you’ to healthcare workers the world over. As health services the world over have adapted and responded to the impacts of a pandemic, they have been Sensemaking. On one day they had a level of knowledge or understanding. and then new facts, results or data came to light. This changes their perspective and in turn influences their next responses and actions.

Getting Financial and Clinical Professionals Working Together On Healthcare Projects


Healthcare continues to evolve worldwide under the pressure of lowering costs while maintaining or, even, increasing quality. The relationship between the two is like a “tug of war” between cost and benefit, which every healthcare establishment must face on a daily basis. Moreover, since healthcare is one of the most regulated sectors, it requires adherence to the current laws before a decision is made.

Why Healthcare Staff “Buy In” is Key during Large Scale Projects


In a healthcare environment, managing large projects, such as the federally mandated requirement for hospitals to implement electronic medical records, can bring a few unique challenges as teams work to change processes and systems while still using the current ones to treat patients. Engaged employees believe that they can make a difference in the organizations they… The post Why Healthcare Staff “Buy In” is Key during Large Scale Projects appeared first on BrightWork.

Giveaway Winner: Social PM’s Toolkit

Girl's Guide to PM

Healthcare Project Management: Giveaway Winner Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway this month for a copy of Healthcare Project Management. Just a quick update to say that we’ve drawn the winner of the giveaway to win a ticket to the Social Project Manager’s Toolkit event next month. She’s delighted, and we’re looking forward to meeting her in person on the day.

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Announcing Our Winner…

Girl's Guide to PM

Healthcare Project Management: Giveaway Winner Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway this month for a copy of Healthcare Project Management. Congratulations to Julian of Chicago, IL, USA! Julian won the latest giveaway, which was to win a copy of my new book, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers. There will be another giveaway along soon and I still have some fantastic books to get out of my office and shipped off to you guys, so watch out for that!

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From anxiety to action

Lynne Cazaly

Healthcare workers for example, are making great use of Sensemaking. It helps them professionally and personally and is part of the delivery of healthcare services. In these times of great change and uncertainty, anxiety can show up. What’s happening? How will things change again? What will happen next? There are many questions and confusion can be common. To help allay fears, reduce anxiety and take a step towards greater certainty, Sensemaking can help.

Giveaway Winner: Effective Decision-Making

Girl's Guide to PM

Healthcare Project Management: Giveaway Winner Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway this month for a copy of Healthcare Project Management. Congratulations, Jeri, who wins a copy of Edoardo Binda Zane’s book, Effective Decision-Making! Jeri, I know that has been shipped to you now so look out for it in the post! Didn’t win? You can still get some advice from Edoardo about helping teams make group decisions in this article.

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Win a Training Course [Giveaway]

Girl's Guide to PM

Healthcare Project Management: Giveaway Winner Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway this month for a copy of Healthcare Project Management. Is project reporting the highlight of your week? No, me neither. I have something that might sort that out for you. Better Project Status Reports is a 5 step process for communicating confidently about your project.

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Laughter & Leadership – How Humor Can Make You a Better Leader


The benefit of working in a less stressful environment cuts down on healthcare expenditures, which are nearly 50 percent greater from workers who say they’re under high levels of stress. We also know that healthcare expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress. Don’t think humor is a serious business? It’s more than the best medicine: it’s good business. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how leadership is bolstered by laughter.

March’s Giveaway Winner

Girl's Guide to PM

You'll also like: Healthcare Project Management: Giveaway Winner Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway this month for a copy of Healthcare Project Management. If you’re reading this and I haven’t been in touch, then sorry – it’s not you. The winner for copies of The Single-Minded Project and Project Ethics has now been drawn and the winner has been drawn.

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Giveaway: Effective Decision-Making Book

Girl's Guide to PM

Healthcare Project Management: Giveaway Winner Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway this month for a copy of Healthcare Project Management. Do you struggle to get people on your team to make decisions? I have the perfect solution for you. Edoardo Binda Zane’s book, Effective Decision-Making is what you need to get your team focused. It’s a collection of tools for making better business decisions.

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Project Managers Change the World

Project Bliss

There have been amazing projects carried out in technology, healthcare, architecture, transportation, business, and many other industries. Small changes that improve lives, move technology, healthcare, business, and quality of life improvements forward need project managers to help them be successful. It’s not only visionaries and dreamers who change the world. It takes more than just an idea to make a change. The idea must be put into motion – it must be executed.

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7 Must-Haves for Every Product Manager Resume


According to healthaffairs.org , healthcare spending is estimated to account for a fifth of the U.S. With the Affordable Care Act in the sights of some politicians and healthcare in general a topic in the upcoming presidential election, opportunities abound. A product manager often wears many hats. For starters, a product manager is tasked with leading a cross-functional team that develops or improves a product, while dictating its strategy, roadmap and features. But that’s not all.

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6 Things I didn’t know about being a project manager

Girl's Guide to PM

You can learn the special knowledge of other industries, and my shift to healthcare was relatively easy. I decided to be a project manager. Admittedly, it wasn’t until I started working that I knew such a job existed, but when I realised I did, I knew it was for me. However, even though I thought I knew what I was letting myself in for there were still some things I didn’t know about being a project manager before throwing myself into the job.

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How to Identify, Evaluate, and Respond to Sneaky Risks

Project Risk Coach

My company’s healthcare program sent me the results of my most recent health screening. First, I hope to encourage you to take advantage of a healthcare program and improve your health habits. Consider the Healthcare Risk Guidelines below, which allows an individual to determine the level of their cholesterol risk. How do you know when to respond to sneaky risks? Sometimes it’s obvious; other times you may experience a slow death march into ultimate ruin.

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Project Administrator Job Description


Several industries hire project administrators, such as engineering, pharmaceutical, healthcare, research and more. Projects are not done by a single person. There are many stakeholders who each have a vested interest. Project managers are the ones tasked with planning, monitoring and managing the teams, but PM’s can’t manage it all alone. Depending on the size of the organization or project, there can be dozens of employees working to make sure everything is running smoothly.

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How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

He has implemented enterprise and IT PMOs and enterprise risk management (ERM) programs in the financial, healthcare, and agricultural industries. This is a guest article by Harry Hall from projectriskcoach.com. Risk management is one of the core knowledge areas for project managers. Harry Hall. You’ve identified and assessed your project risks—both threats and opportunities. Now, you are planning your risk responses with your risk owners.

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The report pulls out four industry sectors that deserve special mention as potential opportunity areas for jobs – these include telecoms and 5G; financial services technology (fintech); renewable energy and healthcare.

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Lessons in testing from a pandemic

Kiron Bondale

This concern has been raised multiple times by members of the press and finally, this week, the provincial government appears to be treating this issue with the same urgency they have been giving to the procurement of sufficient personal protective equipment for front-line healthcare workers and first responders. Ontario has the second highest number of cases of COVID-19 within Canada but it lags all other provinces in terms of testing when measured on a per capita basis.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers


Since then, Lean Six Sigma has been used in a variety of economic sectors, such as healthcare, finance and supply chain. It’s been around for three decades, but Six Sigma can still be somewhat of an enigma.

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5 Kaizen Principles That Underpin the Methodology


Since then, the implications have reached beyond industry and the kaizen principles have been used to help in healthcare, psychotherapy, government, banking and even life coaching. We all want to improve, or we should. Complacency might feel good in the moment, but that moment quickly passes. Don’t be left behind. The question is how can one improve? There are many answers, from educational and physical fitness to spirituality.

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The Digital Project Manager's List of top PM Influencers of 2019

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland Brad Egeland is a Business Solution Designer & IT/PM consultant & author working with development, management, & project management experience leading initiatives in a variety of industries such as Healthcare, Higher Education and Gaming and Hospitality. Here’s a list of the brightest minds and influential thinkers who are shaping the project management industry today.

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Parabol: Improve your retrospectives

Girl's Guide to PM

The benefits of Parabol are: Can be used on premise (Parabol has military, finance and healthcare customers who are unable to use cloud tools) Parabol offers 5 retro templates—including my favorite, Start, Stop, Continue—and you can add your own templates, even in languages other than English. Are you looking for a tool to run retrospective meetings? In this Parabol review, I’ll share the pros and cons of the popular tool – it could be the right product for your agile team. Summary.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management


based Spire Healthcare Group, and is the CEO and founder of the Otobos Group, an organization that provides project communications to individuals and businesses across multiple industries. Project management is an increasingly diverse field. Individuals across industries, and with varying levels of experience, are providing a substantial impact to its growth and continued evolution.

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Project Managers – Stay Active in Isolation

Arras People

If it’s good enough for the healthcare practitioners, it should be good enough for project managers. There is no doubt about it, it’s been an unprecedented couple of weeks for the UK and globally with the outbreak and reaction to COVID-19. As project people, we’re hard-wired to try and bring order from chaos but even this is something that we’re struggling to manage – there’s just so much uncertainty.

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An Introduction to Workforce Management


The process started gaining popularity in the 1980s and 1990s with the rise of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, seeing large benefits from its use in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, retail and more. Keeping your employees engaged and on task is, well, no easy task.

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Agile at the Hospital

Leading Agile

Every healthcare professional who interacted with the patient asked her the same questions: What’s your full name? Every healthcare professional checked and double-checked every detail with each other throughout the process.

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9 Great Reasons to Choose a Project Management Career

Project Bliss

Project managers are used in IT, healthcare, entertainment, the food and beverage industry , aerospace, and many more industries. That same AEG study referenced above found future project management career growth in the following sectors: healthcare, manufacturing, information services and publishing, finance and insurance, management and professional services, utilities, and oil and gas. You may be wondering if a project management career is a right choice for you.

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Using Project & Risk Management to Build Your Startup

Brad Egeland

The healthcare industry is laden with risks. Comply with HIPAA and Hitrust requirements to protect your data Healthcare organizations need to comply with HIPAA and Hitrust requirements to protect patient data from unauthorized access. To succeed in the healthcare industry, you need a robust risk management plan.

Project Management Career Pathways: Contract or Permanent

Arras People

Depending on the size of the company they may also offer things like: pension schemes, private healthcare, car allowances, professional development funds, to name a few. At Arras People we are always recruiting for a number of roles across a variety of industries.

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Using Digital Transformation to Be More Efficient


Almost every sector has experienced digital transformation, from hospitality management, ecommerce and banking to training, healthcare and others. Traditional business may have been slow to adopt digital technology, but in its defense, no one predicted how fast and comprehensive the digital revolution would be when home computers and the internet first appeared. Nowadays almost everyone has access to the internet, whether via their computers or, more likely, a mobile device.

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Giveaway: Project Management for Supplier Organisations

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You'll also like: Healthcare Project Management: Giveaway Winner Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway this month for a copy of Healthcare Project Management. Do you work in a supplier organisation? Or as the recipient of a supplier’s services? This is the giveaway for you. Project Management for Supplier Organizations by Adrian Taggart is designed to help harmonise the project owner to supplier relationship.

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12 Innovative Examples of Project Management Software


As a publicly-held global professional services firm with clients in the energy, financial services, and healthcare sectors, Navigant needed a project management solution that scaled to support its size and more effectively deployed resources.

How to Do a Project Management Audit


There are things in healthcare like HIPAA. What is a project management audit? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains and shows you in a few simple steps how to do one yourself. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – How to Do a Project Management Audit.

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30 Best Business Quotes to Inspire Entrepreneurs & Go-Getters


The Affordable Healthcare Act was more than once dead in the water, but the president didn’t give up. Daily affirmations have long been used to boost self-esteem. They compel people to start their days on the right foot. But while letting a smile be your umbrella might fortify your positive attitude, it’s not going to inspire your business ventures. Everyone must work, but for many of us that job isn’t just a paycheck, it’s an opportunity to express ourselves and make something better.

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Just What The Doctor Ordered: Reinventing How A Hospital Operates With Agile Project Portfolio Management


Despite the traditional project management methods used in the healthcare industry, Munich Hospital managed to adopt the Agile method and Agile project portfolio management through a stringent but dynamic process. Marco Weidemeier : It ’ s true that the healthcare industry has a rather traditional and formal image. We are delighted to hear so much about the unique agile PPM challenges in the healthcare sector.

The New Social Project World [Giveaway]

Girl's Guide to PM

Healthcare Project Management: Giveaway Winner Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway this month for a copy of Healthcare Project Management. Roll up, roll up! Peter Taylor and I are hosting a fantastic event in London on 1 December all about how to work in a collaborative, social project management structure.

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