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You are the health care administrator for a  physician practice with five primary care physicians. Your practice has  an existing electronic health record (EHR) system, which has been in  place for three years.

You are the health care administrator for a  physician practice with five primary care physicians. Your practice has  an existing electronic health record (EHR) system, which has been in  place for three years. The EHR system has some existing functionalities  to support the reporting of quality measures to Medicare to comply with  public reporting requirements. However, there are some new requirements  that require your practice to upgrade the EHR system’s software. To meet  Medicare deadlines, this project will need to be completed within the  next 12 months within a budget of $20,000.

For this  Assignment, reflect on the scenario presented. Think about what  considerations a health care administrator should keep in mind to track  the resources needed for this project. Reflect on what types of tools  explored this week will best support the health care administrator for  the project detailed in the scenario.

The Assignment (3–5 pages, not including the Gantt Chart, Activity Cost Estimates, and Work Breakdown Structure templates):

  • Prepare a Gantt chart (including time and activities).
  • Prepare a budget (including dollar amounts).
  • Explain  how you as a current or future health care administrator might use the  Gantt chart and budget that you created to assess the project in the  scenario presented. Be specific and provide examples.
  • Complete the Work Breakdown Structure template. Explain how you would break down the activities and why.
  • REFERENCE:
  • Schwalbe, K., & Furlong, D. (2013). Healthcare project management. Minneapolis, MN: Schwalbe.
    • Chapter 4, “Planning Projects, Part 1 (Project Integration and Scope Management)” (pp. 135–169)
    • Chapter 5, “Planning Projects, Part 2 (Project Time and Cost Management)” (pp. 175–215)