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Comprehensive Healthcare Project Management Program (HCPMP)



Program Summary

Everyone, regardless of their background and position, either participates in, or runs projects!  Some  projects are large - some small, some technical – some simple.  Our Comprehensive Healthcare Project Management Certificate Program, HCPMP, is designed for anyone working in Healthcare, in any capacity, who wants to seriously improve his or her understanding and application of project management and enhance their on the job project performance.

The workshop modules included in this program have been specifically designed and packaged for the Healthcare industry to help enable communications, lower risk, develop effective project plans, track progress, recoup losses and get back on track, and, deal with budgets, deadlines and of course, changes.  Participants will learn to manage expected outcomes and increase productivity using simple structured concepts and tools.  Workshop materials, delivery and case studies are designed for those in today’s complex world of healthcare.

Upon request, the Comprehensive Healthcare Project Management Program will include applicable in-house life cycle, references, and templates required or recommended by CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, XLC - eXpedited Life Cycle, or other specialized areas such as PXP, Patient Experience, etc.

The HCPMP is intended for anyone wanting to bridge the gap between the current healthcare programs, regulations, policies and disciplines, and realistic project management practices.  For those with little or no formal Project Management experience, this program will provide the needed tools, techniques and language to be able to successfully work on teams and deliver their project’s goals.   

The Healthcare Project Management Program has been reviewed and certified by the Project Management Institute, PMI®. This certification ensures the training presents realistic best practice approaches.  All training is conducted by Total Systems Education, Ltd., a globally recognized and PMI Global "Best of the Best" award winning Project Management training provider.  Upon completion, participants involved with PMI's Project Management Professional, PMP, CAPM or PBA certification programs are awarded PDUs, Professional Development Units.  Healthcare IT professionals earn CEs for HIMSS recertification.  CEUs are also awared which can be applied to almost all Healthcare professional certifications and renewals including ACHE, HFMA, CHBC and others.


Program Format

Depending upon your organization's needs, our HCPMP is comprised of either four or five workshop modules for a total of 80 or 96 hours of instruction, conveniently spread over multiple weeks.  Sessions include a mix of presentations, workshops, optional software use, case studies, feedback and discussion.  Upon request, modules include reference and/or use of applicable internal and/or CMS Project Management procedures as well as the use of Lean Six-sigma and the DMAIC methodology.  While no pre-class preparatory assignments are required, in-class exercises, team case study assignments and presentations will be done.  To ensure hands-on practice and facilitate discussion, class size is limited to 20 participants with a minimum of 5.

Note: If this program is currently too comprehensive for your current needs, click here to learn about our individual Healthcare Project Management Workshops.  Also remember,  you can attend one or as many of our workshops that fit your needs.  These credits never expire!  You can always apply these credits towards a future Healthcare Project Management Certificate.


Course Contents

  • Healthcare Project Planning and Control – The Foundations
    (Module 1, Sessions 1-3)

    In the first three sessions participants learn and practice tools and techniques needed to execute effective project planning, organizing, staffing, scheduling and controlling, while delivering quality work products in a Healthcare environment, with industry specifics.  Best practices for negotiation, communication, managing risk, change management, and coordination among stakeholders are covered in great detail.  Including CMS templates is a recommended option.

  • Determining Business Requirements for Healthcare Workshop
    (Module 2, Sessions 4-5)

    Since most projects span multiple departments, groups, companies and healthcare regulations, this module helps participants develop realistic project requirements. Participants will learn how to identify stakeholders and elicit their needs, deliverables, and priorities. They will also create deliverables that define the scope of the project so that work won’t need to be redone with expensive changes and corrections. By doing this, the production of quality products, on time, within budget and without surprises, can become a reality. Including CMS templates is recommended option.

  • Project Communications and Risk Management for the Healthcare Environment
    (Module 3, Sessions 6-7)

    During the first half of this module, participants learn and practice strategies, tools and tactics needed to ensure successful communications with all stakeholders.  If you have ever been surprised during a project, you understand the importance of this module and our mantra, ‘No surprises’.  The second half of this module addresses risk.  Since all projects contain risk, especially in Healthcare, a major responsibility of the project manager and the team members is to lower and manage it.  A logical six-step risk process is presented and practiced in the second half of this module.  A striking reality is that most projects and organizations currently operate with known risks and no contingencies.  In any Healthcare environment, this obviously needs to be corrected.

  • OPTIONAL: Using Microsoft Project - Introduction and Advanced.
    (Module 4, Sessions 8-9)   

    If your organization uses Microsoft Project, or wants to use Microsoft Project software, these two days can be included in the program.  In Day one, participants learn how to use the tool to create project plans, including tasks, dependencies, estimates, milestones, staff assignments (full and part-time), deadlines and more.  In the Advanced Topics session, once questions about participants’ real work projects are answered and shared, techniques to manage multiple projects, share resources across projects and regular duties, balance staff schedules, and more, are presented and practiced.

  • PMI PMP®/CAPM® Exam Preparation Workshop
    (Module 5, Sessions 10-12)

    Besides the US government, many organizations, especially those that are highly regulated, are requiring project managers to obtain their PMI PMP, Project Management Professional credential.  For the organization, providing a path to the PMP credential is a way of helping to ensure team members in the project management role, possess the desired capabilities.  For the individual, reaching the level of PMP validates your skill set and tells the world you are serious about the Project Manager role.  The CAPM certification, Certified Associate in Project Management, is designed for individuals who have not yet attained enough real world project management experience to the level of a PMP, but still want to demonstrate their familiarity and understanding of standardized, formal and successful project management best practices and processes.  This course prepares participants to confidently sit for, and successfully take either the PMP or CAPM Certification exam.

Healthcare Project Management Workshops
TSE001-HC - Healthcare Project Planning and Control
(The Foundations of Project Management!)
3 Days
TSE011-HC - Determining Business Requirements For Healthcare2 Days
TSE004-HC - Project Risk Management for Healthcare
(The Six Steps for Healthcare)
1 Day
TSE017-HC - Healthcare Project Communications
(The "No Surprises" Approach)
1 Day
TSE007-2013 - Using Microsoft® Project 20131 Day
TSE008-2013 - Using Microsoft® Project 2013 - Advanced Topics1 Day
TSE015-5 - PMI® PMP® and CAPM® Exam Preparation Workshop
(Fifth Edition)
3 Days
TSE029-HC - Project Management "Lite" for Healthcare
("The Survival Kit")
1 Day



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