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ERIC Number: ED564793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 148
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3036-4401-6
Comparison of Project Management Software Tool Use in Healthcare and Other Industries
Tait, Isabelle E.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Hospitals, clinics, and physicians' offices are being mandated to implement health information technology to support electronic health records or receive reduced government reimbursements for the treatment of Medicare and Medicaid patients. The EHR Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Program, managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is a program resulting from federal legislation that outlines implementation activities that began in 2010 and are estimated to continue until 2020. Initial implementations of these health information technology applications and systems failed at significant rates and are continuing to challenge the healthcare industry. Project management software tools have been found to benefit project success in other industries but have not been studied specific to the healthcare industry. The purpose of this study was to investigate if there were a difference in the use of project management software tools between healthcare project team members and project team members from other industries. A Likert response-type survey, managed by an Internet survey service provider, was sent by email message to project team members from the healthcare industry (n = 120) and project team members from other industries (n = 119) to investigate their use of project management software tools. The specifics of project management software tools investigated were: (a) use of the tools, (b) efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity benefits from using the tools, and (c) benefits on project success when using project management software tools. Descriptive statistics and a t test were used to investigate any differences in the use of project management software tools between the two independent groups. No statistically significant difference was found between the two groups with regards to their use of project management software tools. These results suggest that the healthcare industry may benefit from the extensive amount of research available on improving project success from any industry. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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