Project Management for Healthcare

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Friday, September 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
MHA Conference Center, Burlington, MA
$349 MHA Member Rate
$499 Non-Member Rate

Keynote speaker

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

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 17 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 physician practices, emergency department, and health information management.  Her technical contribution can range from management span of control, executive coaching, labor productivity assessments, and comprehensive project management support. 

The crux of any project is having a plan.  Using her prior project work as real-life examples, Robbins runs project management seminars for both state and National healthcare societies as well as on-site seminars to meet her client’s needs.   

To fulfill her love of teaching, Robbins moonlights as a professor in Northeastern University’s graduate health informatics program, teaching Organizational Behavior, Workflow Design, and Change Management.  Robbins most recent published article by the Journal of Healthcare Management, entitled Portion Control Opportunities: Real Time Gains in Hospital Patient Throughput, discusses strategies that focus on how to break down a large project into manageable “bite size pieces” in order to make the often overwhelming big picture attainable.

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.

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