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Project Management for Healthcare (ESI International Project Management)by David Shirley
Synopses & Reviews
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 explains how the time-tested principles of project management can help maximize limited resources and ensure the highest possible quality of care.
Exploring the discipline of project management from the perspective of the healthcare environment, the book dissects the project process and provides the tools and techniques required to successfully plan, execute, and control any healthcare-based project. From identifying stakeholders to constructing a project plan, it covers the spectrum of project planning activities. Complete with chapter summaries, exercises, hints, review questions, and case studies, it illustrates applications across a range of healthcare settings.
Because most healthcare personnel will inevitably have to work with program management and need to interact with pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, the book provides an inside look at the processes and best practices used to bring products to market in these industries. Explaining how to adapt these processes to drive down costs and improve the quality of care in any healthcare setting, the book includes a case study of a medical facility that illustrates the proper application of the tools and techniques needed to manage healthcare projects effectively and efficiently.
Book News Annotation:
Largely based on the author's experience teaching a course in project management to healthcare professionals, this book takes a practical approach to issues like project cost and quality, the nature of contracting, and the keys to successful negotiation. Shirley holds academic positions at both New England College and Southern New Hampshire University, and has also provided consultation services to hospitals and businesses. Each chapter ends with key review questions. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
One way to make healthcare more efficient is to bring it into the discipline of project management. This book explores project management from the perspective of the healthcare environment. It is organized into three sections corresponding to the three major phases of a project: planning, executing, and controlling. Dissecting each phase, it examines the influences of healthcare on each phase. The planning section covers the tools and techniques required to successfully plan a project. The executing section explains how to use the project plan to achieve budget, schedule, and quality objectives. The control section covers project changes, milestones, and metrics.
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