1058 - Managing Complex Projects Through Strategically Driven Project Management

Strategic Project Management is the ability to apply strategies to each stage within the project that enable enhanced navigation of complex and key project elements throughout the life cycle of the project. While clinicians face ever-increasing demands to provide efficient, effective, and quality healthcare services to patients and their families an experienced project manager will be able to identify key project items and the vision to build strategies that are well thought out, integrated, and provide accurate, up-to-date, and ongoing communication between health care teams and the leadership in order to support optimal project outcomes. Several important factors that affect Strategic Project Management include the following: 1) achieving a sophisticated understanding of the current state challenges and aligning with leadership expectations, 2) controlling the use of Resources, Cost, Time and Scope to achieve Quality Outcomes and 3) Application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to meet  project expectations from stakeholders that supports organization practice models, regulatory as well as other industry drivers.  Mastering these elements within all project management phases will lay the foundation for achieving desirable project outcomes. Utilizing Strategic Driven Management will ensure Optimal Completion of Project on Time within Budget without Compromising Quality. Christine Johnson RN, BSN has 25 years of clinical leadership experience in Healthcare Nursing and Information Technology. Over the past 10 years, she has specialized in clinical consulting and project management.  She has led steering committees, facilitating strategic management to promote electronic processes within hospital systems.  Christine’s broad experience allows her to easily identify viable solutions to complex situations. Within her engagements, she helps clinicians understand how technology can be optimized to support the overall workflow, improve patient care and safety, and build the data and reports needed for quality initiatives. With her knowledge and extensive clinical experience, allows her to solve issues across technical, clinical, ancillary, and revenue-cycle boundaries. Over the last 3 years she has worked as a Clinical Project Manager for Halifax Health serving as a Clinical Architect for C/S 5.66, C/S 5.67 and transitions to 6.15. Christine is also assisting leadership in establishing Governance Programs within their organization. She currently a Senior Consultant at Navin, Haffty and Associates. Judy Steiner is the Director of Healthcare Information Systems for Halifax Health located in Daytona Beach, Fl. Judy has been a healthcare professional for over 38 years focusing on Information Technology healthcare systems, operations, project management, leadership, and supporting initiatives that improve the health and well-being of patients, leveraging operational cost effectiveness and preparing Halifax Health to meet the challenges of the coming decade in a constantly changing, competitive healthcare market. Judy currently provides leadership for several teams within the enterprise consisting of; Application and Oncology Services, MEDITECH Functional Team Leaders, Hospice, and our Home Care Team.  Judy is heavily focused on planning and executing enterprise technology solutions to support clinical and business operations, specifically on leveraging information assets and resources for increased enterprise value. Judy obtained her Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida and her Bachelor of Science from Nova Southeastern University.  Judy holds certifications in Information Technology, Project Management from George Washington University School of Business and graduated from Halifax Health “Leadership Academy” in conjunction with Harvard University.

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