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Replacing Pagers with Smart Phones

Location: Webinar - Progressive Business Audio Conferences
November 29, 2010

Smartphones like Blackberries, iPhones, and Androids, are a more efficient - and preferred - mode of healthcare staff communication. Converting from a traditional paging system to a Smartphone communication system will improve patient care and safety, reduce medical errors, and control costs; but it does not come without operational challenges.

Discussion Topics:

  1. How to overcome the operational challenges of converting to smartphones
  2. Creating a communications infrastructure which supports multiple carriers
  3. Security and Privacy Safety Measures

Developing an ICD-10 Program Plan

Location: HIMSS PM SIG Webinar
June 17, 2010

ICD-10 is a larger endeavor than the normal revenue cycle yearly code update. As hospitals and health systems prepare to manage this change, this webinar provides tips and trick to successfully manage many projects withing the ICD-10 Program.

Discussion Topics:

  1. Understand the difference between and ICD-10 effort and the "usual" software project
  2. Delve into elements of a program plan covering schedule, budget, risk and communications

Lessons from the Bruised, The Art of Selecting and Acquiring Hospital Applications

Location: Webinar - Technical Education Solutions
April 29, 2010

Industry experts expect EMR implementations fail to be adopted 50% percent of the time (Medical Records Institute, 2007) When considering the project aspects of on time, on budget, and with quality, the failure rate can be as high as 80% (Healthcare Informatics, 2008). Often these implementations are predestined to travel a bumpy minefield, due to poor system acquisition processes.

Treating system acquisitions as a project can improve implementation success rates, however all the expert agree that it must be done in a systematic predictable fashion to manage risk. By adapting the best practices of PMI and ITIL, along with the dash of over a decade of healthcare it system selection and acquisition experience, we are pleased to share a successful practice which can be adopted for your organization.

This presentation will provide an overview of tools and practices available for successful system selection and the “Must Do’s” to assure the establishment of a successful vendor relationship. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to use the project management processes to help assure that the right system has the right implementation model and the right support expectations.

The Foundation of Collaborative Sponsorship

Location: Webinar - PM SIG
April 8, 2010

Bad Project Sponsorship is a project failure awaiting to occur. Often project sponsorship is an unknown to those tagged into the role. By developing a foundation of trust and collaboration with your project sponsor, you can eliminate a project killer risk.

This webinar provides the opportunity to share tools and techniques for developing a partnership with the project sponsors.

Discussion Topics:

  1. An Overview of Project Sponsorship
  2. Causes and Resolutions to Problematic Sponsors
  3. Tactics to engage in Collaborative Sponsorship

Engaging Project Sponsors

Location: Muse - Wheeling, IL
March 22, 2010

One of the key causes of project failure is a lack of project sponsorship. Overcoming this challenge is essential to all project managers. This webinar provides the opportunity to share tools and techniques for fully engaged collaborative sponsorship.

Join us for a discussion on how to engage project sponsors.

Discussion Topics

  1. Review the Basics of Project Sponsorship
  2. Discuss Obstacles of Effective Sponsorship
  3. Tips to Engage Sponsors throughout the Project Lifecycle

The Accidental Project Manager

Location: Mighty Muse - Newport, RI
October 27, 2009

Suddenly, you have added another hat - the project manager. This workshop presents an overview of the project management must-dos when resources and time is tight.

Join us for a discussion on how to use the project management process to help assure your projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Discussion Topics

  1. Understand the use of the project charter
  2. Defining the Project Scope and Schedule
  3. Communicating with Project Status Reports
  4. Using RAID Logs

Taming and Controlling Evil Vile Scope Creep

Location: Ascension Health - Webinar
May 21, 2009

Managing a project with constant scope creep makes it impossible to deliver the implementation on time and within budget. This webinar provides the opportunity to see how to implement a scope control process to tame the evil vile scope creep.

Join us for a discussion on how to use the scope control process and integrated change control to assure your projects are targeted to achieve the business benefits.

Discussion Topics

  1. Understanding the causes of Scope Change
  2. Understanding of Scope Change Control
  3. The components of a scope change request
  4. The basics of a good control process

Project Management Benefits in Frugal Times

Location: Chicago - HIMSS Conference
April 7, 2009

Quantify the benefits of project management is not always easy in lean economic times.

Join us for a discussion on how the project management discipline and pmo's are crutial in bringing value to the organization

Discussion Topics
  1. Brand and Market the PMO's value
    Truth be told, in a tough economy. The energy spent marketing and illustrating the PMO's value to the organization is time well spent.
  2. The Benefits of a repeatable project management process.
    The second part shows how have a repeatible process enables organizations to collect key data while creating a self-feed loop of continuous improvement.
  3. The courage to focus energy on successful initiatives.
    The third component illustrates the team enabling behavior through critical success criteria and project cancellation qualifications.

Business Case Development to Facilitate Successful Project Resourcing

Location: PMSIG Webinar
September 26, 2008

Learn how to leverage business case development to grow your staff, disaster recovery program, and testing environments

Join us for a discussion on how to use the business case and governance process to assure projects are positioned for success at the launch

Discussion Topics
  1. Portfolio Management and Project Management
    First learn how Portfolio Management and Project Management are co-pilot bringing your organization to new heights.
  2. Remember the audience of the business case
    The second step shows how to balance information with financials to facilitate executive decision making.
  3. The components of a business case.
    Review the key components of a business case and their value