Chapter Review

In this chapter, I took the rather extensive subject of project management and broke it down into an easy-to-understand explanation in order to provide you with the knowledge necessary to understand how essential project management is to healthcare IT. Given the constraints of this book, I did not go into as much detail or explanation of some of the specific techniques described in the chapter, such as the WBS, critical path method, earned-value analysis, and others. I highly recommend the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, the Lewis Institute, and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as sources for additional information on the subject.

In this chapter, ...

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