1st Edition

Project Management Skills for Healthcare Methods and Techniques for Diverse Skillsets

By Lisa Bove, Susan M. Houston Copyright 2020
    146 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    146 Pages
    by Productivity Press

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    Project management skills are valuable for any healthcare project, not just technology projects. Non-technology activities that would benefit from project management skills include implementing a new policy housewide, updating training for use of the electronic health record (EHR), creating a new orientation program, quality assurance activities, submitting an article or presentation, writing a research proposal, or opening a new patient care unit. In addition, project management skills are not just for project managers, but they can be used by anyone leading these types of activities, such as managers, staff, educators, and researchers.

    Many books on healthcare project management have been focused on technology projects while non-technology projects flounder without the required knowledge or skills of the person leading the project. The purpose of this book is to discuss these skills based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards in a way that non-project managers would be able to understand and apply. Concepts from project initiation through project closure will be presented twice, first for novices and then for project leaders with more advanced skills.

    Practical, accessible, and containing numerous examples for each phase of the PMI Framework, this book will be a valuable resource for all healthcare professionals and both novice and experienced project managers.

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Project Management Process

    Chapter 3 Novice to Expert

    Chapter 4 Initiation – Novices

    Chapter 5 Planning - Novice

    Chapter 6 Execution, Monitor and Control – Novice

    Chapter 7 Closing – Novices

    Chapter 8 Initiation – ExpertsChapter 9 Planning - Expert

    Chapter 10 Execution, Monitor and Control – ExpertChapter 11 Closing – Expert


    Lisa Anne Bove is an Assistant Professor and Certified Informatics Nurse at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her field of study focuses on implementation science and technology adoption in an effort to help improve nurse efficiency and allow for both more time caring for the patient and advancing practice through data.

    Susan M. Houston is owner and principal consultant at Houston Solutions, a healthcare IT consulting company. She has authored a variety of articles and books on project management, application management, and informatics. She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA), and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).