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HIMS 670 Project Quality Management Responses
Hi, Please, read and contribute to peers; discussions in 150 words minimum with credible references in APA style.
Project quality management is the process of developing quality standards for project deliverables as well as quality assurance procedures to ensure those criteria are fulfilled. Some of the parameters of Project Management Quality are:
Scope Management: ensuring that the project achieves its goals and stays within its defined scope.
Time Management: making certain that the project is finished within the allotted amount of time.
Cost Management: making certain that the project is finished within the allotted funds.
Risk Management : throughout the project, identifying and mitigating potential risks.
Stakeholder Management : identifying and meeting the requirements of all project stakeholders.
Quality Management: ensuring that the project’s outputs conform to predetermined quality standards.
A quality management plan is one instrument that may aid in project quality management (QMP). A quality management plan (QMP) specifies the particular quality objectives, deliverables, and quality standards that must be met throughout the project (Winter et al., 2017). It also describes the tools and procedures that will be used to measure project quality and outlines the project team’s responsibilities in sustaining project quality.
By setting explicit quality targets and standards, identifying potential quality risks, and providing a framework for quality measurement and improvement, using a QMP during EHR implementation can assist to guarantee that the project fulfills the intended quality criteria. As a result, the QMP may assist to prevent quality concerns during deployment and guarantee that the system is operating at peak efficiency. The plan may be used to monitor and regulate data input quality, data correctness, system performance, system security, and HIPAA compliance.
The pros of using a project quality management tool like a QMP during EHR implementation include:
Assuring that the project adheres to predetermined quality standards.
Detecting and addressing possible quality concerns before they become severe problems.
Providing a framework for measuring and improving quality.
Ensure that the EHR system is working properly.
The cons of not using a project quality management tool during EHR implementation include:
Quality difficulties may occur during installation, resulting in higher costs and longer lead times.
Potential quality hazards may be overlooked or ignored, resulting in a less functioning EHR system.
There may be no structure for measuring and improving quality, making it impossible to guarantee that the system is operating properly.
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- Quality Assurance (QA) is an essential part of the project management process. QA helps to ensure that the product or service meets quality expectations. It is also used to prevent mistakes and reduce risks (“What is Quality Assurance”, n.d.). Quality assurance can and should be applied to any type of project, including EHR implementation.
There are several project management quality parameters that should be met in an EHR implementation. Achieving desired outcome, process, and structural quality is key to a successful implementation (Winter et al., 2017). Under outcome, the EHR should meet the general requirements for primary quality, meet quality requirements for tasks and processes, as well as quality requirements regarding EHR application components and integration (Winter et al., 2017). Examples of these include EHR decision support system, data quality management, and data privacy management. As for process, the EHR should meet quality of information management expectations. This includes but is not limited to usability, secure communication, integration of clinical documentation systems and research documentation systems (Winter et al., 2017). Lastly, EHR structural quality refers to the physical tools such as servers, networks, and integration of devices (Winter et al., 2017).
- There is a variety of tools that can be used to accomplish project management quality parameters. A prioritization matrix can be a useful tool to achieve quality parameters in an EHR implementation. A prioritization matrix is used to determine priorities by ranking requirements based on a weighted scale and can help determine the best course of action (Roseke, 2016). This tool is appropriate for an EHR implementation where there are many different requirements and can be used track and ensure that all the higher-level priorities are taken care of. It is beneficial to use a project quality management tool because doing so can highlight problematic areas and help guide the team to a solution. Not using a tool, however, could negatively impact the quality of the product because there will be no instrument to manage or track potential issues.
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