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Book: Project Management for Healthcare

Time-tested project management principles help ensure the highest possible quality of care.

Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 13:34

(CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL) -- A growing number of health care organizations are implementing project management principles to improve cost and service efficiencies. They are in desperate need of resources that clearly illustrate the project management needs of today’s health care professional. Project Management for Healthcare, by David Shirley (CRC Press, 2011) 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 health care environment, the book dissects the project process and provides the tools and techniques required to successfully plan, execute, and control any health care-based project. From identifying stakeholders to constructing a project plan, this book covers the complete spectrum of project planning activities. Complete with chapter summaries, exercises, hints, review questions, and case studies, it illustrates applications across a range of health care settings.

Because most health care 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 health care setting, the book includes a case study of a fictitious medical facility that illustrates the proper application of the tools and techniques needed to manage health care projects effectively and efficiently.

Features

• Includes case studies to illustrate how project management can be used in a variety of health care settings
• Uses best practices employed by the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries
• Addresses the interaction between health care and information technology
• Covers project planning activities from identifying stakeholders and developing and gaining consensus on good requirements to constructing a project plan
• Explains how to utilize the project plan to execute projects within budget, schedule, and quality objectives
• Covers program management as it relates to health care
• Addresses the interaction between health care and information technology
• Presents best practices from the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries—that can easily be adapted to any health care setting

 

 

 

 

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 in 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.

Shirley 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.

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