Project Management for Healthcare Information Technology


Book Title:  Project Management for Healthcare Information Technology

Author:  Scott Coplan PMP and David Masuda M.D

Publisher:  McGraw-Hill

List Price:   US$70.00

Format:  soft cover; 320 pages

Publication Date:   2011

ISBN: 9780071740548

Reviewer:      Rimond R Allam

Review Date:              July 2012

Introduction to the Book

This book could not have come at a better time, with all the states in the US trying to implement the “Meaningful Use”, this adds great value, especially the lesson learned and the formals for success.

Introduction part of this book is very decent;  the concept of bringing the three methodologies together to solve this problem is great. more information under the section “Solving the HIT and Health Care Crises” would be helpful. I was kind of pulled towards it as soon as I saw the heading and felt that it is a bit shallow.

Overview of Book’s Structure

Overall the timing of this book is good, but 6-8 months before would have been excellent. With lots of projects on HIT around this country underway, they could have done things differently had they read this book.  It is still not too late for many to benefit from this book. I like the concepts and the knowledge areas under IT Management and Change Management.

The one area that I felt could be different was the term “Change Management”, this term being so broad and used in many IT processes (PM, ITIL, etc.) it leads to confusion for many. This is just a suggestion but something like “Preparedness Management” or something in that lines would have been great.


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About the Reviewer

Rimond Allam PMP

Rimond Allam has been working in the Health Care Industry for the past 12 years, primarily on the IT side. He has also worked in Insurance companies, a government organization (Implementing HIT), and companies supporting hospitals.

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