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Project Management for Healthcare

1st Edition

By David Shirley

CRC Press

283 pages

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As a growing number of healthcare organizations implement project management principles to improve cost and service efficiencies, they are in desperate need of resources that illustrate the project management needs of today's healthcare professional. Project Management for Healthcare fills this need. Using easy-to-follow language, it expl

Table of Contents

Healthcare Environment. Northern Medical Center Case Study. Healthcare Projects. Project Management in the Healthcare Environment. Planning a Project. Why a Project is Chosen. How a Project is Chosen. A Good Project Charter. Collecting Good Requirements. Negotiations. Risk. Project Team. From Requirements to a Working Document. Develop the Project Plan. Executing on the Project Plan. Kickoff Meetings.Timing. Using the project plan. Budget. Quality. Scope. Controlling the Execution of the Project Plan. Managing Change. Managing Milestones and Metrics. Closing out the Project. Documentation. Lessons Learned. Insights into Other Worlds. Working with the Pharmaceutical Industry. Working with Medical Device Manufacturers. Information Technology.

About the Author

David Shirley has been an instructor and consultant, and has more than 30 years of experience in management and project management in the corporate, public, and small-business arenas. As a member of the graduate faculty at New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire, he developed and teaches Managing Projects in Healthcare. As part of the Master's of Management (MoM) in Healthcare Administration and the MoM in Project Management and Organizational Leadership, he has taught project management at hospitals and businesses as well as online and on campus for the past seven years. He also developed, directed, and taught a project management certification program at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

David is a senior instructor and consultant for Action for Results and a senior instructor for ESI International, both leading project management education and training companies. He is also an adjunct professor for Southern New Hampshire University, teaching corporate social responsibility.

As a distinguished member of technical staff with AT&T and Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories, David was responsible for managing the first light-wave transmission products as well as several quality efforts. He was also AT&T's project manager for the first fiber-to-the-home effort in Connecticut, and was the Lucent Technologies program management director, managing several large telecommunications companies' equipment deployment. David has many years of experience in developing, leading, and managing teams.

David's educational background includes a BA degree in geology from Windham College, Putney, Vermont, and an honors MBA degree from Monmouth University in Long Branch, New Jersey. He also holds master's certificates in project management from the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, and American University in Washington, DC, and is certified as a Project Manag

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery