Benefits Realisation Planning for Digital Health Projects

The process of moving to digital platforms is a substantial capital investment, and there are challenges in ensuring anticipated benefits identified in a business case are realised.

In this four-week course, you’ll learn:

WEEK ONE - Purpose of benefits realisation planning, methodology, identifying beneficiaries

  • Why Benefits Realisation Planning is important,
  • Overview of our Benefits Realisation Planning Methodology,
  • Setting the scene with your program or project,
  • Identifying who will benefit from your initiative; and
  • Role of benefits planning in business case stage.

WEEK TWO - Benefits in detail

  • Examples of benefits: financial and non-financial,
  • Dis-benefits,
  • How to research benefits - what are your beneficiaries expecting?; and
  • How to write a benefits statement.

WEEK THREE - Strategic selection of benefits, benefits roadmaps and executive engagement on benefits

  • Explaining metrics vs KPIs, strategic selection of indicators and benefits roadmaps,
  • Executive and sponsor engagement - how to engage with health leadership and support their decision-making with a benefits lens; and
  • When should you expect to see benefits arising from your projects and aligning benefits to a project implementation cycle.

WEEK FOUR - Documenting the benefits realisation plan, implementing, delivering on benefits and reporting progress

  • How to document your benefits realisation plan,
  • Delivering anticipated benefits,
  • Setting yourself up for success - collecting and tracking benefits; and
  • How to talk about, report on and present benefits.

The Benefits Realisation workshop is also offered in person.

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Alicia Cook

“Benefits realisation planning for innovation programs is one of my favourite workshops to run. I love that participants walk away feeling like they have the skills to implement positive change in their workplace.”

Alicia Cook is an experienced management consultant and health informatician with a background in digital health and funding. She brings diverse experience spanning primary care, to the hospital and health service level through to the Commonwealth, both as client and vendor. Alicia has a nuanced understanding of health service needs, particularly in the context of major health reform. She is an experienced facilitator and has designed and developed workshops for health audiences on a range of topical subjects.

"The Benefits Realisation Course was a highly engaging and thought provoking course. It provided me with a new perspective in how I should present my projects, particularly to an Executive level."

Cameron Felizardo
NSW Ministry of Health

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