Gartner Research

Business Drivers for Healthcare Provider Information Technology Decisions, 2016

Published: 27 January 2016

ID: G00291977

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


Healthcare delivery organization top executives and IT leaders must make every effort to link IT investments to business priorities. HDO CIOs must stay on top of macro trends in the industry and know how to adjust plans and priorities in a rapidly changing industry landscape.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Industry Trends Reflect Direction, While Industry Drivers Motivate and Cause Change
  • Detailed Business Drivers and Implications
    • Driver No. 1: New Healthcare Financial Realities
    • Driver No. 2: Government Reform Programs and Regulations
    • Driver No. 3: The Changing Nature of Competition
    • Driver No. 4: The Patient as Consumer
    • Driver No. 5: The Changing Nature of Healthcare
    • Driver No. 6: Dramatic Shifts in Healthcare Demand
  • These Business Drivers Compel HDO Leadership to Focus on Specific Business Priorities
  • Recommendations

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