- Review this week’s Learning Resources on triple constraints and project management. Consider how each of the three constraints relate to the implementation of workflow changes, technology innovations, and system upgrades in health care settings.
- Reflect on the article, “EHR/EMR: ‘Meaningful Use,’ Stimulus Money, and the Serenity Prayer” in the Learning Resources, and consider its relevance to meaningful use objectives and the challenges they pose for the health care field. Also consider your experiences with meaningful use compliance in your health care setting. How does meaningful use contribute to additional stress for organizations?
- Consider strategies and recommendations for organizations and nurse informaticists in accommodating meaningful use and triple constraints.
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 3
Post an explanation of how each of the triple constraints (scope, time, and cost) relate to project management in health care settings. Describe how meaningful use adds additional complexity to project management planning. Propose at least one specific strategy that could be used to address meaningful use and triple constraints.
Use these references:
Dennis, A., Wixom, B. H., & Roth, R. M. (2015). Systems analysis and design (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Lee, K. J., & Smith, R. M. (2011). EHR/EMR: “Meaningful use,” stimulus money, and the Serenity Prayer. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, 90(2), E25–E28.
Overgaard, P. M. (2010). Get the keys to successful project management. Nursing Management, 41(6), 53–54.
Schifalacqua, M., Costello, C., & Denman, W. (2009). Roadmap for planned change, part 1: Change leadership and project management. Nurse Leader, 7(2), 26–29, 52.
Sugrue, M. D. (2010). Clinical leaders and the adoption of health IT. Nursing Management, 41(9), 18–21.