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Darci Axmear | Project Management

Darci Axmear | Project Management
Darci manages and leads projects of all varieties for healthcare providers. From EHR implementations and upgrades to regulatory requirement projects and more, Darci is a thorough and resourceful leader who motivates all stakeholders to have on-time, on-budget project results.

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Effective Healthcare IT Project Management

When you turn your projects over to a manager or task someone on your team with the responsibility, you want to ensure that projects are implemented effectively. What does a well-executed project look like?

It stays on time, on scope and on budget. 

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Project Management Done Right: The healthcare IT Director’s Key To A Great Performance Review


Hospitals and clinics have numerous projects going on at any given time. Think about the last construction project at your facility. Maybe a new addition was built or a parking lot was paved. Regardless, there was probably a designated project manager for it.

So, why would a hospital have a project manager for its construction projects but not for its IT projects? Healthcare technology projects impact entire organizations in the same way that construction ones do. If not managed effectively, an IT project could disrupt daily work, be implemented improperly or even fail.

The justification for transitioning IT project management responsibilities from the IT director to an expert project manager is very much present. But, so many healthcare organizations fail to do so. As an IT director, this could impact your job performance.
Explore three ways in which using a project manager to monitor and implement your healthcare technology projects can help you garner a positive performance review.

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Why The Healthcare IT Director Shouldn’t Be Your Project Manager

A common mistake at healthcare organizations is to see projects involving electronics as primarily technology projects or IT projects, instead of viewing them as hospital projects that have an IT component.

If you’re implementing a healthcare IT solution, for example, the project should focus on the clinical and organizational goals, with IT supporting the project’s success from a technical standpoint. If you treat the implementation as an IT project and appoint the IT director as the project manager, there’s a risk of clinical goals taking a back seat to technical concerns.

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