Project Management for Healthcare Information Technology

by Scott Coplan,


A Proven, Integrated Healthcare Information Technology Management Solution

Co-written by a certified Project Management Professional and an M.D., Project Management for Healthcare Information Technology presents an effective methodology that encompasses standards and best practices from project management, information technology management, and change management for a streamlined transition to digital medicine.

Each management discipline is examined in detail and defined as a set of knowledge areas. The book then describes the core processes that take place within each knowledge area in the initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing stages of a project. Real-world examples from healthcare information technology project leaders identify how the integrated approach presented in this book leads to successful project implementations.

Coverage Includes:

  • Integrating project, information technology, and change management methodologies
  • PMBOK Guide process groups--initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing
  • Project management knowledge areas--integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk, and procurement management
  • IT management knowledge areas--user requirements, infrastructure, conversion, software configuration, workflow, security, interface, testing, cutover, and support management
  • Change management knowledge areas--realization, sponsorship, transformation, training, and optimization management
  • McGraw-Hill Education; January 2011
  • ISBN: 9780071740548
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Project Management for Healthcare Information Technology
  • Author: Scott Coplan; David Masuda
  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill Education

About The Author

Scott Coplan, PMP, is a project manager, an educator, author, and speaker on project management best practices. He is the founder and president of COPLAN AND COMPANY, a system acquisition project management software and services consulting firm with offices in Seattle and Louisiana. Scott helped Milwaukee Children’s Hospital build their HMO and managed the implementation of 15 HIT applications across three Los Angeles County, California hospitals. He also holds a faculty position at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he teaches project management for health care information technology.

David Masuda, M.D. (Seattle, WA), a physician and educator, developed and delivered courses in clinical care and applied clinical informatics in Certificate, Masters, and Doctoral Programs in health administration, medicine, and nursing during the past 10 years. He continues to develop distance-learning approaches to higher education.