Project Management in Healthcare

Project Management in Healthcare

This article was written by Pandush Mitre.
Project management in healthcare is essential for hospitals in the US to achieve their #1 priority, namely, the provision of outstanding patient care.
But, how can health systems deliver this level of care when they face close scrutiny from other parties, including the government, insurance companies and stakeholders inside of their own organization?
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A case study in project management
I am currently working with a client on a major initiative to provide them with sufficient supporting data to decide if they want to remain with their existing service provider.
This provider services over 900 agreements currently integrated with the health system. That is a significant undertaking as a huge amount of analysis needs to be carried out within a short period of time.
Why was VIE Healthcare Consulting chosen to undertake such a critical initiative for our client? We are a relatively small healthcare consulting firm and hundreds of larger organizations with access to additional resources would be capable of carrying out this work.
The answer is simple.
VIE Healthcare has created a superior project management system that ties in with our clients’ current processes. That system has been perfected since 1999.
Successful organizations across all industries have one thing in common, that is, excellent project management. But in my experience, with the intense pressures that healthcare executives are under, they often struggle to acquire the combination of skills needed to successfully manage a high volume of tasks.
These skills include the following:

  • Complex planning.
  • Budgeting.
  • Benchmarking.
  • Identifying crucial market insights.

Most healthcare leaders are constantly dealing with unforeseen events; it is in the nature of their work. That’s why hospitals prefer healthcare consulting firms such as VIE Healthcare to provide them with the support they need.
As we are not tied to a corporate hierarchy, time-sensitive decisions can be made quickly and do not require approval.
The role of technology in project management

Technology also plays a major role in our project management process.
VIE Healthcare uses the advanced cloud-based project management software Workfront to monitor, track, and maintain internal projects for our clients on a daily basis. This system allows us to adopt a systematic approach and successfully utilize our internal process to support health organizations undertaking major initiatives.
By providing our internal project management process to other health organizations we are able to provide superior project management.
6 steps to successful project management
VIE Healthcare’s unique approach to project management includes the following:

  • Complete guidance from a skilled project manager to bring focus and expertise to client projects.
  • Spearheading large, company-wide initiatives to better manage healthcare reform.
  • Speeding up the end-to-end process of designing and implementing major projects.
  • Rapidly exceeding timelines for assigned projects, with all deliverables achieved.
  • Mentoring and training your staff on project management best practices.
  • Providing leadership teams with key metrics and milestones to track progress.

Without a systematic plan in place, it is difficult for health systems to deliver value-based, quality patient care. As technology increasingly affects all aspects of a health system, decision makers have to be prepared to proactively manage their outcomes.
VIE Healthcare stands out in the field because we have the ability to leverage the best possible outcome for our clients.
Managing projects with VIE Healthcare is a truly collaborative process, where staff are professionally developed to achieve lasting, sustainable results.
The ROI on our project management approach is immediate. We know how to implement profitable, successful healthcare projects—and we teach our clients sustainable project management practices to enable them to continue themselves.
To learn how VIE Healthcare can help your hospital develop sustainable project management initiatives that help you to improve profit margins and patient care, call our office today at 1-888-484-3332, Ext 500, or email us at [email protected] for a complimentary consultation.

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