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Project Management for Healthcare

Friday, March 18, 2016

8:30am - 3:00pm
MHA Conference Center 
Burlington, MA

$349 MHA Member Rate
$499 Non-Member Rate

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Program Overview 

The fundamental purpose of project management is to be one step ahead of potential risk that could show itself during your project planning and execution. The trick is to plan, organize and control as many of the steps as possible to mitigate unnecessary consequences. This seminar is designed to do just that…it will provide you with strategies that you can use right now, wherever you are in your project timeline. Whether it’s starting with the project plan or building the right team for the task, key strategies on time management, effective communication, and maintaining motivation will be presented. A “how to” related to workflow diagrams will be a significant takeaway as it’s the ultimate preparation tool to identify where current process breakdowns are occurring and to highlight areas that require more attention before implementation begins. During implementation, knowing pertinent decision making and leadership essentials become indispensable in order to keep the project on track and on time. Finally, knowing how to manage and measure change becomes the proof of the projects success. Key tactics covering these critical topics and more will all be addressed in this one day program.

Program Objectives:

- Adopt key traits of successful project managers
- Formulate an envious project plan
- Create your own process map and understand they’re are a key 
  instrument in gap analysis and measuring change.
- Conduct efficient and effective team meetings
- Motivate your staff without using money as an incentive
- Communicate your vision, your plan and your results in the most effective way
- Identify “Portion Control Opportunities” (PCO’s) within your project life cycle
- Learn the most effective way to resolve issues before they turn into conflict
- Make important decisions confidently using three key strategies
- Utilize proactive coping strategies to eliminate stress before it interferes with the project
- Discover both the advantages AND disadvantages of technology as a
  tool in project management


Shari B. Robbins
V.P., Applied Management Systems, and Lecturer in the Colleges of Bouve Health Sciences and Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University

More about Shari:

As Vice President at Applied Management Systems in Burlington, Shari has spent the last 15 years assisting clients achieve their health care operational goals via process improvement initiatives.  Ms. Robbins has performed studies in virtually every hospital department with a focus on ambulatory clinics, emergency department, and health information management.  Her technical contribution can range from management span of control, labor productivity assessments, workflow analyses, and comprehensive project management support. 

With the vast growth of healthcare technology, she spearheads the AMS Technology Implementation and Optimization team that has assisted over 100 Massachusetts providers in the last 3 years go live on electronic health records. 

To quench her love of teaching, she moonlights as a professor in Northeastern University’s graduate health informatics program, teaching Organizational Behavior, Workflow Design, and Change Management and her most recent published article by the Journal of Healthcare Management entitled Portion Control Opportunities: Real Time Gains in Hospital Patient Throughput focuses on “how-to” strategies that focus on manageable, attainable “bite size pieces” of a project, rather than being overwhelmed by the big picture.

Ms. Robbins is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a senior member of the Health Information Management Systems Society. She has her undergraduate degree from George Washington University in Washington DC and her Masters from Boston College and is so excited to be here with you today.



FAX 781-262-6136

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MHA Education Department
500 District Ave
Burlington, MA 01803-5096


Four (4.0) hours of pre-approved Category II (non-ACHE) continuing education credits will be granted for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.



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