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Project portfolio management for meaningful use efforts
This article is part of the Pulse issue of July 2013
Catholic Health System in Buffalo, N.Y., is a non-profit organization serving Western New York across a network of hospitals, primary care centers, imaging facilities and several other community health ministries. With 1,400 physicians and more than 8,500 full- and part-time associates, the system is turning to automated solutions to help keep staff and projects on track. Tony Pappagallo Tony Pappagallo, IT director of project management, is focused on implementing integrated project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for increased efficiency and a smarter allocation of resources. Pappagallo recently talked with SearchHealthIT to share his perspective on PPM integration and how utilization of this system has increased efficiency and decreased the complexities around project management within Catholic Health. What IT projects rise to the need of a project manager and PPM system (versus those that don't)? Tony Pappagallo: All of our IT projects with substantial resource needs (greater than 40 hours of labor) make it to the PM [...
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