Performance Logic, Inc., announces partnership with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids®)
HealthCommander project management platform fully operational to support IT projects at SickKids. Enterprise-wide deployment scheduled for 2009.
Portland, OR – January, 12, 2009 – Performance Logic, Inc. (PL), the leading provider of SaaS project and portfolio management (PPM) solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that SickKids, Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the country's largest center dedicated to improving children's health, has fully implemented its HealthCommander Project Management solution for IT project and portfolio management across the enterprise. Performance Logic, Inc., is now working with SickKids on expanding the platform to other areas within the organization.
HealthCommander was chosen by SickKids in a competitive process to provide a web-based platform for project and portfolio management. With over 300 active IT projects per year and a user base that will potentially include over 3,000 clinical and business professionals, SickKids was determined to find a solution that provided powerful project support while still embracing ease of use and flexibility to meet differing levels of project needs across the organization.
"SickKids is committed to providing the highest level of patient care available. In order to meet this commitment, at any given time, there may be over a hundred IT projects of different scale and complexity that are in progress. We needed a way to help manage these projects in a consistent way and in accordance with best practices, while ensuring that they were aligned with our overall corporate goals and objectives. In addition, we needed to find a platform that was easy to use yet provided project and portfolio management capabilities. The HealthCommander solution allows us to meet this goal," said Daniela Crivianu-Gaita, SickKids Chief Information Officer.
Performance Logic also worked with SickKids to integrate SickKids Project Management Methodology into the HealthCommander application. This new capability allows users to access and use step-by-step guides, project documents, and custom forms to run a project from start to finish in accordance with best practice and with standard project management tracking.
"The integration of SickKids Project Management Methodology with HealthCommander is a unique solution. As an organization moving rapidly to increase its project management maturity level, we needed to ensure that our users had full access not only to project management tracking but also to the methodology critical to project success. This combined approach has already helped us improve project prioritization, maximize resource allocation, and create quality project outputs. The IT PMO is fully utilizing this solution and experiencing significant gains in these areas." said Peter Parsan, SickKids Implementations Director.
Performance Logic is excited to continue working with SickKids as it expands the use of the HealthCommander platform. "Partnering with SickKids has been a rewarding experience for us. Their commitment to change and focus on improvement has helped us develop and implement new functionality within HealthCommander. Our work with SickKids validates the convergence of project management tools with project management methodology. We believe we are the only platform that supports this new focus within the healthcare industry," said Neelesh Shah, President and CEO of Performance Logic, Inc.
About Performance Logic, Inc.
Performance Logic, Inc., based in Portland, OR, is a leading provider of web-based portfolio and project management solutions to help healthcare organizations manage their performance improvement, IT, and strategy projects while aligning resources and goals enterprise-wide. For more information, please visit www.performancelogic.com.
About The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the country's largest center dedicated to improving children's health. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research, and teaching.
With a staff that includes professionals from all disciplines of health care and research, SickKids provides the best in complex and specialized care by creating scientific and clinical advancements, sharing knowledge and expertise, and championing the development of an accessible, comprehensive, and sustainable child health system. For more information, please visit www.sickkids.ca.
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