Navigating Role Clarity in Healthcare IT and Informatics Teams

By Tamara Pomerantz
May 14, 2024

Success in healthcare IT often hinges on effective teamwork.  Yet, establishing clarity around roles and responsibilities within teams remains a common challenge.  In this article we offer insights and exercises that can help you overcome this hurdle, ensuring your teams thrive from

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Organizing IT and Informatics for Today’s Healthcare System

By Tamara Pomerantz
April 17, 2024

Considerations for establishing an effective health informatics and information technology support structure.From managing complex data to navigating the continuously rising expectations of patients and staff, health system demands can be overwhelming for information technology (IT) and informatics teams.  However, with the right

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Project Harmony: Orchestrating a Sustainable Portfolio Roadmap

By Tamara Pomerantz
March 19, 2024

In the complex world of healthcare and project management, projects often operate in isolation as disparate efforts.  The consequences are project collisions, resource conflicts, higher costs, and delayed delivery.  The remedy lies in effective portfolio management with a well-designed roadmap.  Let's explore

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Healthcare Application Testing – Its Condition is Critical

By Tamara Pomerantz
February 21, 2024

The challenges faced by health systems and providers are more pronounced than ever.New technologies, operational hurdles, burnout concerns, and other complexities are driving a significant increase in IT spending.  According to a September 2023 KLAS Research study, 80% of healthcare providers moderately

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Maximizing Your Testing: Streamline and Enhance Healthcare Application Testing ROI

By Tamara Pomerantz
January 18, 2024

Have you ever calculated the costs associated with a healthcare project testing event? Among the often-overlooked expenses are the resources and hours required to write and update test scripts, the coordination and management efforts for the testing event, and the considerable hours allocated

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Shaping an Effective PMO

By Tamara Pomerantz
December 18, 2023

In the world of Healthcare, projects sprout like mushrooms in a forest.  The Portfolio or Project Management Office (PMO) plays a pivotal role in unlocking and shaping the effectiveness of these organizational efforts. However, questions frequently arise concerning the PMO's purpose and effectiveness:

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Healthcare IT Staffing: The Demand – Talent – Team Triangle

By Tamara Pomerantz
November 14, 2023

The Demand - Talent - Team Triangle   Forecasting IT staffing needs for today’s & tomorrow’s healthcare system. You are not alone if your IT department is struggling to meet the support and project demands of your health care organization.  I’m frequently asked questions

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What’s your problem?

By Tamara Pomerantz
October 21, 2023

What's your Problem?  The importance of an effective Problem Statement. Has your organization jumped into a project, only to realize it didn’t improve the situation because the implemented change really wasn’t related to the actual problem? Or maybe something like this has

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Right Thing – Right Time – Right Way

By Tamara Pomerantz
September 28, 2023

Right Thing - Right Time - Right Way Building an achievable Portfolio Roadmap based on effective governance decisions, line of sight, and resource capacity. Every organization seeks to select projects that provide value – the right thing.  However, often value achievement is

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How Are You Testing?

By Tamara Pomerantz
August 2, 2023

What are Manual and Automated Testing?    Testing is the process that is carried out throughout software, technology, and operational workflow development and deployment.  It is used to verify requirements, confirm functions, and validate workflows.  Two options for testing are manual and

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