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Practice tip of the week: Why healthcare IT projects fail


Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.

With all the useful information available on Physicians Practice, it is easy to become overwhelmed.

With this in mind, the tip of the week is a chance to reflect on some of the wisdom found all across the site. In a February 2021 story why healthcare IT projects fail, Marion K. Jenkins, PhD, FHIMSS writes the following:

“It is critical that all the appropriate skills, planning, and management go into an HIT project before, during, and after implementation. Failure to understand and avoid the problems that plague all IT projects will almost guarantee certain failure. Here are the major reasons, and they affect not only healthcare but other industries as well:

“1). Poor planning and unrealistic time or resource estimates

2). Unclear goals and objectives

3). Objectives changing during the project

4). Lack of executive support and user involvement”

Click here to read the rest of the article and be sure to check back next week for another Tip of the Week!

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