March Webinar

Kent State University Health Informatics is excited to announce the March speaker for the HI Pulse Webinar Series!

Webinar title: Modern Project Management for Healthcare IT

When:   Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 1:00PM ET

Webinar Description:

In today’s healthcare organizations, information technology has become ever more important to the work of caring for patients, conducting research and educating new caregivers. Once a peripheral concern, IT systems have moved into the center of the average caregiver’s daily life. Now the evaluation, installation and management of IT is at the center of healthcare operations. Project Managers play an increasingly important role in managing the organization’s time and energy spent in evaluating, acquiring and integrating new systems and tools in an already time-challenged environment.  This talk will highlight areas of PM practice that we at the Cleveland Clinic have found to be most helpful and compatible with a large academic healthcare institution’s technology project’s needs.

Speaker: Dr. Charlie Colosky

Charlie Colosky is a Director in the Information Technology Project Management Office of the Cleveland Clinic. He has more than 25 years experience in designing and leading operation improvement efforts and managing complex projects for a wide variety of organizations.

Previously, he was a Senior Project Manager at Apple, Inc. in Cupertino, California where he led reengineering projects in operations. He also served as program manager for Apple Americas regional logistics and Global Supply Chain projects.

Before joining Apple, Charlie worked as a consultant specializing in operations design and kaizen-style improvement and lean operations. He worked as a manager at Ernst & Young, an associate of Kaizen Institute of America and founded Operations Development Associates, Inc. His clients included Aircast, Caterpillar, Ford, Forma Scientific, GM Europe, General Electric, Honeywell, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Robert Bosch and Upstate Cell Signaling.

He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and has continued his work in higher education as an advisor and guest lecturer for the Production Systems Lab at MIT and as an advisor to Purdue’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology program. He was Adjunct Instructor at Purdue where he designed and taught a class in high-performance work system design for the School of Mechanical Engineering.

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