About Andrew Powers

Andrew is a Consultant with experience in project coordination.

Programs, Projects, and Portfolios: What’s the Difference?

By |2020-04-16T13:25:41-04:00September 13th, 2019|

I often hear people talk about various projects or programs they are involved in. You hear about diverse portfolios in terms of investments and businesses. If you’re like me, everything starts to sound the same after a while. While they may seem the same, there are distinct differences and nuances that influence how they are [...]

Have Fun and Go Run

By |2020-04-16T13:34:12-04:00August 16th, 2019|

If you’re like me, you’ve probably neglected your New Year’s resolution fitness goals of 2019, but are looking for ways to dive right in. With recent enhancements to the netlogx Wellness Reimbursement program, our options have greatly expanded for reimbursable wellness-related purchases. Unfortunately, I didn’t see golfing accessories on the list of acceptable items, so, [...]

A Psychiatric Perspective of Risk Management

By |2020-04-16T13:39:20-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Risk Management has been a fundamental aspect of our work with the Neuro Diagnostic Institute (NDI) located on the campus of Community East Hospital in Indianapolis throughout the building design, physical construction, patient move planning, and process and policy implementation. Risks spanned across different categories such as Patient Safety, Building Infrastructure, Staff Performance and Quality, [...]

Neuro Diagnostic Institute and Role of Business Process Mapping

By |2020-04-16T13:42:35-04:00April 15th, 2019|

I’ve had the opportunity to work on the Neuro Diagnostic Institute (NDI) project, which involves the construction of a new hospital, the NDI, in Indianapolis, which will replace the current State-operated facility, Larue Carter. Due to some fundamental changes in building layout and logistics, job functions and processes used today will look very different at [...]

The Neuro Diagnostic Institute (NDI) – A Lesson in Organizational Change Management

By |2020-04-16T13:46:08-04:00February 14th, 2019|

What’s going on? I work on the Project Management team for the construction of a new State Psychiatric Hospital (SPH) called the Neuro Diagnostic Institute (NDI).  The NDI will serve as a replacement hospital for the current Larue Carter Hospital, which has existed since 1948.  When I first began working on the project, I assumed [...]

Brazil Bucket List Experience

By |2020-04-23T18:23:45-04:00January 25th, 2019|

Traveling to Brazil has been on my bucket list for a few years now.  About five years ago my Dad married Nadja (My Step-mom), who is originally from Sao Luis, Brazil.  They primarily live in Fort Wayne, Indiana and spend winters in Sao Luis.  I was lucky enough to make the trip this year to [...]

What is Information Management, and does it really matter?

By |2020-04-16T13:49:03-04:00December 21st, 2018|

In today’s world, the words Information Management get used broadly and frequently. They are often used interchangeably with terms like Data Management and Information Security.  In my opinion, the clearest definition I’ve seen of Information Management is from Wikipedia, which describes it as: The collection and management of information from one or more sources and [...]

MESC 2018: A Newcomer’s Perspective

By |2020-03-26T15:28:00-04:00September 6th, 2018|

The 2018 Medicaid Systems Enterprise Conference (MESC) was held in Portland, Oregon this year and was my first time attending the event.  For those unfamiliar, it is an annual conference that brings together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to share ideas and information related to Medicaid systems and initiatives. There were thousands [...]

CMS Certification: Managing the Mayhem

By |2020-03-26T15:33:38-04:00August 20th, 2018|

Certifying a Medicaid Management Information System is a lot like building a house.  The desired outcome is obvious, but unless you’ve built a house before, it’s hard to know where to begin.  As any engineer or building contractor understands, even the best designs and plans can be interrupted through external factors, such as weather delays, [...]

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