Step 2: Development of Project Charter
The first and the foremost thing in any project management is development of the project charter, a document that officially starts a project and provides a reference for the future as well as a direction from start to end. A Project Charter contains objective statement of a project, describes key project goals, lists key stakeholders, and enumerates roles and responsibilities of project team members. Thus, your supervisor asked to develop a project charter to formally initiate the EHR project. The Project Charter document should comprise:
Title of the Project – EHR Implementation Phase I
Project Objective – why you want to undertake the project? What are the anticipated benefits?
Project Goals – what are you trying to accomplish?
Stakeholders – who will benefit from the project?
Project Team – Project Managers and Project Steering Committee; their roles and responsibilities.
This step of the project should comprise 3-5 APA formatted pages, excluding the Cover and Reference pages.
Your supervisor also advised you to read these articles before proceeding with this step:
A Quick Guide to project Charter. https://www.projectmanager.com/blog/project-charter
Project Charter https://www.toolshero.com/project-management/project-charter/
Project Charter: Example, Template, Definition, & Purpose [PMBOK] https://www.pmbypm.com/project-charter/
The Roe and Purpose of Project Charter https://www.thebalancecareers.com/what-is-a-project-charter-2779599
Stakeholders in EHR https://www.ehrinpractice.com/five-key-stakeholders-in-your-ehr-selection-484.html
Who are the key stakeholders during EHR implementation? https://www.healthit.gov/faq/who-are-key-stakeholders-during-electronic-health-record-ehr-implementation
How to Identify Key Stakeholders for a Healthcare IT Project https://www.healthcareis.com/blog/how-to-identify-key-stakeholders-for-a-healthcare-it-project
Sample Position Description: Project Manager, Health Information Exchange http://bok.ahima.org/doc?oid=100438#.XO7VDUxFwb4
Examples of Project Teams. https://smallbusiness.chron.com/examples-project-teams-31600.html
Good and Bad Project Managers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raeKqKp4xdE
Oachs, P. K and Watters, A. L. (2020). Chapter 26: Project Management. Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles and Practice. 6th Ed. AHIMA press.