Tools for Project Management in Health Services Organizations
Consider the following scenario:
You are the health care administrator for a physician practice with five primary care physicians. Your practice
has an existing electronic health record (EHR) system, which has been in place for three years. The EHR
system has some existing functionalities to support the reporting of quality measures to Medicare to comply
with public reporting requirements. However, there are some new requirements that require your practice to
upgrade the EHR system’s software. To meet Medicare deadlines, this project will need to be completed within
the next 12 months within a budget of $20,000.
For this Assignment, reflect on the scenario presented. Think about what considerations a health care
administrator should keep in mind to track the resources needed for this project. Reflect on what types of tools
explored this week will best support the health care administrator for the project detailed in the scenario.
Prepare a Gantt chart (including time and activities).
Prepare a budget (including dollar amounts).
Explain how you as a current or future health care administrator might use the Gantt chart and budget that you
created to assess the project in the scenario presented. Be specific and provide examples.
Complete the Work Breakdown Structure template. Explain how you would break down the activities and why.
Schwalbe, K., & Furlong, D. (2017). Healthcare project management (2nd ed.). Schwalbe.
Chapter 4, “Planning Projects, Part 1 (Project Integration and Scope Management)” (pp. 148–178)
Chapter 5, “Planning Projects, Part 2 (Project Time and Cost Management)” (pp. 293–324)