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Top Actions for Healthcare Delivery Organization CIOs, 2013: Align Your IT Strategy With Enterprise Business Objectives

Published: 01 February 2013

ID: G00248050

Analyst(s): Zafar Chaudry, M.D.


Demand to reduce healthcare spending is at an all-time high. Most IT strategies are strong on delivering operational IT services but weak on how they will contribute to spending reduction. CIOs must ensure the IT strategy can address this challenge and align it with the HDO's strategic objectives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Review Your IT Strategy Biannually to Ensure That It Integrates With and Aligns to the HDO's Clinical and Business Strategic Objectives
  • Develop Goals and Measurable Metrics for the IT Strategy That Will Help Gauge Its Efficiency and Effectiveness in Alignment With Re-engineered, IT-Enabled Business Processes and Outcomes
  • Engineer a Communications and Engagement Plan With Executive-Level Sponsorship That Includes Key Stakeholders and Articulates IT's Strategic Value in Simple Terms

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