While working with Mendocino Coast District Hospital, my largest and most challenging project was our clinic’s implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) system. This required conversion from paper medical records to an electronic format, and in the process we examined, revamped and improved all of our workflows. All team members received hands-on training and were deeply involved in project-related decision making.
In a project of this magnitude, the organization’s culture plays a role as important as the technical aspects of the project. Breaking the project into manageable, bite-sized pieces with a realistic timeline — and listening to and engaging employees, medical staff and patients — ensured that we had a successful go-live.
During this project, I had the privilege of working with an expert implementation consulting team, which inspired me to seek a career shift and earn my Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate. My goal since that time has been to ‘pay forward’ the gift they gave me: guidance and confidence to implement complex projects in a way that respects and engages all stakeholders in the most productive ways.
- Client Mendocino Coast District Hospital
- Date June 15, 2015
- Tags Healthcare, Project Management, Strategy