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Business Drivers of Technology Decisions for Healthcare Providers, 2015

Published: 27 January 2015

ID: G00272361

Analyst(s): Barry Runyon , Laura Craft , Steven Lefebure, Thomas J. Handler, M.D., Zafar Chaudry, M.D., Vi Shaffer


Healthcare delivery organization top executives and IT leaders must directly link IT investments to executing the HDO's business priorities. HDO CIOs must show how to adjust plans and priorities to market forces in a rapidly changing industry landscape.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Healthcare Providers' Business Priorities Are Changing Rapidly, and IT Strategies Must Change With Them
    • These Market Forces Together Compel Specific Business Priorities for HDO Top Executives
  • Business Drivers
    • Driver 1: Healthcare Demand Redefined
    • Driver 2: New Healthcare Financial Realities
    • Driver 3: The Changing Role of the Patient
    • Driver 4: The Changing Nature of Healthcare
    • Driver 5: Government Reform and Regulation
    • Driver 6: The Growing Intensity of Competition
  • Recommendations
  • Gartner Healthcare Provider Industry Research Approach

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