Sidney Park Health System is experiencing a shortage of coders. Over the past five years, there has been a 30% vacancy rate for coders throughout the main hospital and satellite clinics within the healthcare system. The backlog and vacant positions has created an issue related to unbilled revenue, overworked coders and extended work hours and schedules. It is estimated that there is an annual loss of $12 million. It has also been communicated that many of the qualified coders that were offered a position declined because they are interested in working from home. To address the problem, the health information management department is proposing that there be an implementation of a home-based coding system. This concept is feasible, given that Sidney Park Health System utilizes an electronic health record and all patient information is available electronically. You have been assigned as the project manager to oversee the feasibility and implementation of this project.
Submit the following two parts of your assignment as one document.
This part of your project will involve the development of a project timeline and defining the needed resources for each task. The timeline is critical in time management and determining how the project is on track with the original time schedule and expectations. The timeline should be in a table format, outlining each specific task of the project. The timeline should also include the following: (see your textbook):
- Completion %
- Estimated (Baseline) Start Date
- Estimated (Baseline) Finish Date
- Actual Start Date
- Actual Finish Date
- Start Variance
- Finish Variance
After you’ve completed the timeline, define the resources needed to complete each task. Update the timeline/table to include a Resource column and a Cost column. For each task, indicate who (individual or group) will be responsible for completing (or leading the completion) of each task. Also note the estimated costs for each task.