Enterprise Portfolio Management:
The CIO of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) wanted to help make a difference in the lives of children by more effectively managing the hospital’s substantial investments in information technology and services.
CHOP is the oldest hospital in the United States dedicated exclusively to pediatrics. In 2013, for the third year in a row, it earned the top spot on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Its nearly 1.2 million annual patient visits generate $2 billion in revenues; the Hospital employs more than 10,000 people. CHOP’s efforts to provide the best possible patient care include making large investments in information services and technology. To manage resources effectively and plan for the future, the CHOP Information Services (IS) department:
- Implemented a project/portfolio management solution based on Microsoft Project Server and UMT Project Essentials
- Revised processes and governance to move to a culture of compliance
- Provided better, more reliable data to improve productivity and demonstrate value
"...I would say we can do twice as many projects now as we could five years ago. Having the PMO and Project Server was step number one. This work was absolutely essential to do, and it would have taken us far longer to do it without UMT’s expertise and guidance."