A new research report from
Canadian Healthcare Technology…
I.T. Project management in Canadian
Hospitals: Challenges and Responses
executives know they must invest rapidly in computerized technologies to
improve patient safety, increase the quality of medical outcomes, and
reduce operating costs. But do they have the Project Management skills
in their organizations that are needed to successfully implement I.T.
solutions? We sought to find out.
Our latest study was conducted earlier this year. We
polled 262 CIOs and IT directors in hospitals and health regions across
Canada, and received full responses to our survey from 70 I.T. leaders –
a 27% completion rate.
The information provided was analyzed and turned into
a 60-page report, including 32 charts and tables, by Canadian Healthcare
Technology’s research team, headed by Richard Irving, PhD, a professor
of management science at York University in Toronto.
The report provides first-of-its-kind information
about the state of project management in Canadian hospitals, along with
an update on the IT priorities of hospitals and health regions and their
current levels of spending. The study covers:
- What constitutes a major IT
project in Canadian hospitals? Measurements by cost, time and persons
- How many major IT projects do
Canadian hospitals have under way? What is the average number?
- How familiar are IT directors
with standard PM progress measures and analytical tools?
- What are the strengths and
weaknesses of senior managers in hospitals when it comes to PM?
- What are the project management
tools that IT directors and senior managers should be acquainted with?
- What is the success/failure rate
of IT projects in Canadian hospitals?
- What is needed for IT project
- What can hospitals do to instill
a culture that welcomes the use of PM techniques?
- What are the IT project
priorities for Canadian hospitals and health regions?
- What is the role for governments?
Who would benefit from I.T. Project Management in
Canadian Hospitals: Challenges and Responses?
- Hospitals and health regions may
use the study as a planning and educational resource. It can be used
as a way of benchmarking current practices and developing new
techniques and goals.
- Companies, particularly those
involved in hospital IT systems design and implementation, may use the
survey to assess the state of their own PM expertise, develop skills,
and transfer knowledge to customers and projects in the healthcare
- Governments may use the report to
help improve the deployment of IT solutions in healthcare
organizations in their jurisdictions.
Project Management in Canadian Hospitals: Challenges and Responses is
available from the publishers of Canadian Healthcare Technology
magazine. A printed copy is available for $495.00 + GST; a shareable
electronic version, in pdf format, is available for $1,995.00 + GST.
Please call Neil Zeidenberg, Assistant Editor, at (905) 709-2330, or
send an e-mail message to "neilz at