More and more healthcare facilities need to better manage their portfolio of projects. Most of the projects aim to decrease the overall operating costs while improving quality of care, or address issues related to technology, facility, and information management.
Having a clear view of project pipeline and resources distribution allows healthcare organizations to manage more effectively the budgets they own and to maximize the benefits.
Some of the most common project outline codes for the healthcare sector are presented in the following sections. These examples illustrate solutions that some organizations have implemented and are proven to be efficient.
Projects by Healthcare Area
Healthcare providers have a specific way of organizing their activities.
Projects by Branch
Although every healthcare provider has a specific way of organizing its activities, projects can be grouped in a portfolio by the medicine branch, as follows:
Projects and Resources by Sector
An outline code that can be shared by projects and resources is the Sector (or Area). The intent here is to allow portfolio managers to group both projects and resources by the same values in such a way that it identifies the amount (or percentage) of resources spent in a sector and correlates those numbers with the projects undertaken in each sector, or area:
Resource Skill Set Classification
Generic resource classification presented in this section illustrates the way in which a healthcare organization may want to group the resource pool: