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Risk Model for Recently Released Healthcare Applications

Published: 08 August 2014

ID: G00265351

Analyst(s): Thomas J. Handler, M.D.


Healthcare delivery organizations often do not take into account product and implementation methodology maturity when considering the risks associated with upgrading or implementing a new healthcare technology. HDO CIOs should consider our risk model when making these mission-critical decisions.

Table Of Contents


  • Risk Model for New Products
  • Development (or Alpha): No Live Sites (Risk Level 5/5)
    • Conceptual Phase
    • In-Development
    • Awaiting First Implementations
  • Beta: One to Three Sites (Risk Level 4/5)
  • Early Adopters: Four to 10 Sites (Risk Level 3)
  • Stable: 11 to 20 Sites (Risk Level 2)
  • Mature: More Than 20 Sites (Risk Level 1)
  • Recommendations for HDO CIOs

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