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RTLS = Real Time Location system March 13, 2013

Posted by Russ Arnett in Projects and Risks, RTLS - Hospital Application, Universal Risks.
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So we are now in the final process of training,  validation, documentation and clean up.

The project is about a month ahead of schedule so this will help us to do additional and more importantly detailed training for all levels of staff both end-users and technical support.

In April we will discuss what will be next there is a joint development contract with TeleTracking that will incorporate the installed RTLS infrastructure.

This should ultimately be the decision of the Executive and Business Sponsors but information systems will have a lot to say how much and how it influences the decision will be interesting.

I feel that care must be taken to assure that the best for the future of the enterprise is a part of the decision! ☆


RTLS Hospital Implementation February 15, 2013

Posted by Russ Arnett in Basic Risks, Projects and Risks, RTLS - Hospital Application, Universal Risks.
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Well we have provided the complete infrastructure to support the specific RTLS equipment for full coverage of the clinical areas.  We have two slelected Pilot areas that have been completed and have proved that the system does work as needed and expected.  The critical department is the Emergency Department. They need to know exactly where critical equipment is located. The RTLS system provides the location instantly and its specific location.

Along with the Pilot areas we also had to
be sure that the service (help desk) was fully in tune and trained on what this system did and it’s basic functions. We don’t expect many if any calls from end-users because the system is very intuitive.
We will be asking the Pilot areas to approve their implementation formally early next week.

We are committed to finishing the public training this weekend to allow the weekend clinical workers access and knowledge.

Overall the project is under budget and on schedule.

Training and technical turnover February 12, 2013

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Well it will be at leasr 11° for the first training sesson that starts at 4 AM tomorrow – we are covering all 3 shifts for the clinical staff.
The announcement was on the employee portal and that is also where they wll gain access

RTLS Pilot Implementation Communication January 20, 2013

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We are at the point of needing to communicate to all levels about what this process will be.

I believe that this is a hospital monetary and productivity increase system and as such that the Senior Management should communicate to the staff population.

I am preparing a draft and will submit next week.

Risk – current flu season! January 14, 2013

Posted by Russ Arnett in Basic Risks, Projects and Risks, Universal Risks.
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Did you allow for this issue in your project plan?  What was you contingency for time slippage?
Most of the time having a 15% allowance is very comfortable – but now the additional factors that are a threat to the schedule is global in nature.
If you have not negotiated an extension you better get your game face on and lay out all of the various factors!

10 Golden Rules of Project Risk Management February 15, 2012

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The benefits of risk management in projects are huge. You can gain – by saving the potential lost of a lot of money if you deal with uncertain project events in a proactive manner. The result will be that you clearly identify and communicate the impact of project threats and seize the opportunities that occur. This allows you to deliver your project on time, on budget and with the quality results your project sponsor demands. Also your team members will be much happier being involved in “Risk Discovery” as early as possible and do not enter a “fire fighting” mode during execution/implementation and need to repair the failures that could have been prevented.

This continuing series of rules to consider to apply risk management successfully in your project. They are based on personal experiences of the author who has been involved in projects for over 20 years. Also the big pile of literature available on the subject will be condensed in this series of articles


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