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Staffing and Expertise

As part of the planning process, a health center should conduct an assessment of the existing personnel resources and determine what other expertise will be needed to successfully implement a new health IT system. The resources below offer guidance on the type of leadership and project team members that typically constitute the implementation team. A set of job descriptions for assessing the expertise and experience of your current staff and for recruiting additional staff is included. We also provide resources on what to look for in consultants that can supplement, complement, and extend the expertise you have in-house.

Who are the key stakeholders for the project?

What specific expertise do we need?

How do I set up my project plan?

What type of management does my project need?

How do I set up my project team?

What project management tools might be helpful?

Do I need to engage a consultant?

Developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration as a resource for health centers and other safety net and ambulatory care providers who are seeking to implement health IT.
Health Information Technology Toolboxes help health centers, safety net providers, and ambulatory care providers with electronic and online resources and technical assistance to improve patient care.  More>
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