Healthcare Project Management
What you'll learn
- Basic project management principles and best practices
- How to apply basic project management principles to healthcare
- How healthcare organizations can benefit from formal project management
- Passion for bringing healthcare projects to successful completion!
Healthcare project leaders - Have you ever wondered why the programs at your organization aren't fully adopted? Why it feels like each department works in a silo instead of resembling actual teammates? Why the ball gets dropped so often? Why there's so much miscommunication?
The answer may be that your organization isn't following some fundamental project management (PM) best practices.
This course is designed for the healthcare project management (PM) novice. As a physical therapist, I was tasked with managing all kinds of projects without the slightest idea of project management best practices (and without the slightest idea that project management was even a thing!). My goal is to provide some foundational PM skills to those clinicians out there that have been tasked with implementing new programs or creating new processes in their organizations. My aim is to provide you with lessons learned, 'what I wish I had knowns', and basic skills to set you up for success in bringing your projects to completion!
Let the journey begin!
(Note for the year 2022: This course is approved for 1 continuing education unit (CEU) by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in the United States. Please message me for details on obtaining the appropriate course certificate if this applies to you. Thank you!)
Who this course is for:
- Clinicians/Clinical managers tasked with managing projects without a formal background in project management
- Beginner level project managers
After 13 years of working as a physical therapist in various settings and organizations, I realized there was often a disconnect between leadership's visions and what was actually being implemented in the field. This disconnect led to frustrations on all ends.
Instead of giving up, I was inspired to find an answer.
From my perspective, the missing link was formal project management. I started studying the topic, received my certification, and after 15 years as a practicing clinician, transitioned into healthcare project management.
Leaving the field wasn't easy for me, but the gift of making the lives of my fellow clinicians easier has made it all worth it!