Category Archives: Project Planning

Beyond Case by Case Management


We know that Case Managers manage Cases but that is not the end of it. Cases often need to draw on pooled resources and when the pool runs dry someone has to step in and make decisions regarding which Cases … Continue reading

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Performance based reimbursement – coming soon to a place near you


Healthcare services delivery in the USA is out of control. Costs have skyrocketed, facilities are overloaded, doctors are suffering burnout and government intervention has, under the guise of improving patient safety and outcomes, yielded only modest improvements. MU (Meaningful Use) … Continue reading

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Success Factors with BPM


If you are thinking about the potential benefits of Business Process Management or want to fast track your current BPM initiative, here are a few “must haves” for success. 0. “First the problem then the solution”, meaning no point mapping/implementing … Continue reading

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Your BPMs shopping list


If you are in the market for a BPMs, you may be better off looking for a BPFMs (Business Process Fragment Management System). Please don’t make this into a new acronym – we don’t need more acronyms with “Intelligent Business … Continue reading

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Case Cloning – For Better Outcomes


Remember Dolly? Let’s start with the basics. CASE is a place. It’s where you collect data, make decisions, manage work and workload, record progress toward meeting objectives and it’s a place where you make data available for use by local … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here with BPM?


I recently participated in a ABPMP LinkedIn group discussion “What do you think are the most demanded BPM services (for 2015 and beyond)?” We started off listing the “services” as “discovery, mapping, modeling, analysis, improvement, automation, discovery”. From my experience, … Continue reading

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Patient Continuity of Care – Integrating Patient Information Across Healthcare Services Delivery Facilities


The healthcare industry has a poor track record of facilitating the integration of Patient Information. Patients have EMRs, typically one at each healthcare services delivery organization where they receive services. A patient can be receiving services from a General Practitioner, … Continue reading

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Three-Tier Scheduling and why you need it for ACM/BPM


[edited 2019 04 01] Organizations supposedly hire knowledge workers because of a feeling that workers generally know what to do, how to do it, who has to do the work, why it needs to be done, leaving where and when … Continue reading

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Tell me an answer, I’ll give you a question


Every day I talk to people in charge of organizations re new initiatives they have in mind. Before things get too involved in discussions I ask them about their “old initiatives”. Do they have in place a formal mechanism for … Continue reading

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Good Decision-making – The basics and beyond


The overall mission of any organization is to build, preserve and improve competitive advantage. Each day thousands of corporations start up in many sectors. Many fail and a major reason is bad decisions. The ones that succeed do so because … Continue reading

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