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NURS 6441 Project Management: Healthcare Information Technology: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

NURS 6441 Required Course Readings

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Biffi, M.-H. (2008). Linking the estimate, the schedule and the cost control through a standardized WBS. AACE International Transactions, 1–11.

Bolles, D. (2002). Building project management centers of excellence. Chapter 10, Project initiation (pp. 119-122). New York: ANACOM. 

Buelow, J. R., Zuckweiler, K. M., & Rosacker, K. M. (2010). Evaluation methods for hospital projects. Hospital Topics, 88(1), 10–17.

Campbell, R. J. (2008). Change management in health care. The Health Care Manager, 27(1), 23–39.

Cortelyou-Ward, K., & Yniguez, R. (2011). Using monitoring and controlling in an electronic health record module upgrade: A case study. The Health Care Manager, 30(3), 236–241.

Cortelyou-Ward, K., Noblin, A., & Martin, J. (2011). Electronic health record project initiation and early planning in a community health center. Health Care Manager, 30(2), 118–124.

de Bakker, K., Boonstra, A., & Wortmann, H. (2012). Risk managements’ communicative effects influencing IT project success. International Journal of Project Management, 30(4), 444–457.

Dearstyne, B. W. (2012). Smoothing the turbulence: Project management strategies for the changing workplace. Information Management Journal, 46(2), 28–33.

Dimick, C. (2011). The project management plus: Project management skills create opportunities for HIM professionals. Journal of AHIMA, 82(8), 28–31.

Engle, P. (2011). Crunch time. Industrial Engineer, 43(6), 20.

Fretty, P. (2012). On the right track. PM Network, 26(9), 50–55.

Gruber, D., Cummings, G. G., LeBlanc, L., & Smith, D. L. (2009). Factors influencing outcomes of clinical information systems implementation: A systematic review. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 27(3), 151–163.

Gunasekaran, S. (2008). Project management: The importance of project management in EMR implementations should never be undervalued. Healthcare Informatics, 25(2), 86, 88.

Herrmann, R. F. (2012). The pitfalls of “scope-creep.” Architectural Record, 200(1), 29.

Hills, L. S. (2010). Forty project management strategies for the medical practice staff. The Journal of Medical Practice Management, 25(5), 271–275.

Ho, J. (2010). Project management in health informatics. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 151, 413–424.

Hunsberger, K. (2011). Change is good. PM Network, 25(2), 48–53.

Kendrick, T. (2009). Identifying & managing project risk: Essential tools for failure-proofing your project (2nd ed., Ebook Central version). New York, NY: AMACOM.

Khan, A. (2006). Project scope management. Cost Engineering, 48(6), 12–16.

Kloppenborg, T. (2012). Project selection and initiation questions leading to good risk management [Special section]. PM World Today, 14(1), 1–5.

Kropf, R., & Scalzi, G. (2008). Great project management = IT success. Physician Executive, 34(3), 38–40.

Make 'go live' go smoothly. (2012). Hospital Access Management, 31(7), 84.

Merrell, P. (2012). Effective change management: The simple truth. Management Services, 56(2), 20–23.

Mohan, S. (2008). Schedule acceleration: What, why and how? AACE International Transactions, PS.13.1–PS.13.5. 

Nekrasova, E., Griffiths, J., Bleen, J., Nelson, T. K., & Hewett, J. (2012, May). (2012, May). Command and control. PM Network, 26(5), 24.

Noblin, A. M., Cortelyou-Ward, K., & Ton, S. (2011). Electronic health record implementations: Applying the principles of monitoring and controlling to achieve success. The Health Care Manager, 30(1), 45–50. 

Overgaard, P. M. (2010). Get the keys to successful project management. Nursing Management, 41(6), 53–54.

Owens, K. (2008). Triumphs and tribulations of an EMR go-live. The Journal of Medical Practice Management, 23(6), 379–381.

Pells, D. L. (2012). Seek the truth! [Special section, Editorial]. PM World Today, 14(2), 1–10.

Rosenberg, S., & Rodik, J. (2012). Go-live: Bedside nurses and informatics. Nursing Management, 43(6), 44–46.

Sa Couto, J. (2008). Project management can help to reduce costs and improve quality in health care services. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 14(1), 48-52.

Schifalacqua, M., Costello, C., & Denman, W. (2009). Roadmap for planned change, part 1: Change leadership and project management. Nurse Leader, 7(2), 26–29.

Shirey, M. R. (2008). Project management tools for leaders and entrepreneurs. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 22(3), 129–131.

Simms, J. (2008, February 5). Forget everything you've learnt about project delivery, part 1: Scope management. CIO (13284045), 1.

Simms, J. (2009, July 7). The self evident truths of project management: Truth # 11: “Project scope is a weapon of opportunity not control”. CIO (13284045), 1.

Somani, S. (2008, August). On deadline. PM Network, 22(8), 26.

Su, C.-H., & Yeh, N.-C. (2008). Exploring project management as a practical solution to long-term care service. Social Work in Health Care, 47(3), 232–258

Suhonen, M., & Paasivaara, L. (2011). Nurse managers’ challenges in project management. Journal of Nursing Management, 19(8), 1028–1036. 

Thomas, M., Jacques, P. H., Adams, J. R., & Kihneman-Wooten, J. (2008). Developing an effective project: Planning and team building combined. Project Management Journal, 39(4), 105–113.

Turk, W. (2010). Scope creep horror. Defense AT&L, 39(2), 53–55.

U.S. Government Accountability Office. (2009, March 2). Work breakdown structure. GAO Reports, 65–78.

Wing, K. T. (2010). The discipline of finishing. Strategic Finance, 92(1), 17–18.

Wu, Z., Schmidt, L. P., & Wigstrom, M. S. (2010). Product development workflow management based on work breakdown structure. IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings, 1–5.

Yin G.-L. (2010). Project time and budget monitor and control. Management Science and Engineering, 4(1), 56–61.

Other Readings

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