Call for Papers on Project Management in Healthcare


PM World Journal invites articles and papers about present practice and future project management in health services, hospitals and the medical field

16 September 2016 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Project management practitioners, experts and researchers around the world are invited to submit original works for publication in the PM World Journal related to planning and managing programs and projects in healthcare.  Articles and papers are sought that describe experience, best practices, issues and solutions related to managing projects in the health services and medical field, including hospitals and health networks.

160916-pmwj51-healthcare-imageHealthcare and medical treatment are basic necessities for all societies, and represent a huge part of every country’s annual budget and GDP.  In developing economies with young populations, massive investment is needed for provision of basic services.  In countries with aging populations, including many in Asia, Europe and North America, costs and budgets are increasing apace.

In addition, innovation and technology are leading to thousands of projects to introduce new products and services and to upgrade facilities and systems.

Subjects for original articles, research papers or case studies might include planning, implementing and managing projects related to:

  • Emergency health and medical services and treatment;
  • New healthcare facilities and services in rural areas;
  • New facilities and services for aging populations;
  • New hospitals, clinics and medical networks;
  • New healthcare systems and services;
  • New medical information systems;
  • New technologies and solutions;
  • New products;
  • Others

Questions or original works can be submitted to [email protected].

According to Managing Editor David Pells, “Last year it was Ebola that scared the world, leading to emergency responses, massive investments, procedural changes in many hospitals in most countries, and scaring many.  This year, the Zika virus has emerged as a pandemic in equatorial countries, including the Caribbean and Latin America.  This is one example of where many projects and project management are needed in health care.”

“In many countries as the population ages, we will see many more healthcare programs and projects that need professional project management,” Pells adds.  “This is already a huge industry in the United States, with growth projected for decades to come.  We need to grow a robust body of knowledge for managing programs and projects related to healthcare and medical treatment.”

Researchers, practitioners and experts are invited to submit an original article or paper for publication in the PM World Journal.  For author guidelines, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/authors/author-guidelines/. All works published in the PMWJ are archived in the PM World Library.

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

Editor’s note: We do not publish topic-specific editions of the PM World Journal.  Works received in response to this call for papers can be published at any time in the future, so please consider emailing an article or paper on this topic now or later to [email protected]