Gartner Research

Healthcare CIOs: When Prioritizing Healthcare Cost or Quality Projects, Work Backward From What Already Works

Published: 03 November 2016

ID: G00316200

Analyst(s): Brad Holmes

Summary

The demand for projects to cut health costs or increase health quality exceeds any healthcare CIO's capacity to deliver, making effective prioritization essential. Healthcare payer and provider CIOs can use Gartner's best practices to scrutinize, select and implement the most worthwhile initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Work Closely With Senior Clinical Leadership to Develop Project Screening That Includes Known Scientific Insights in the Entire Project Decision-Making Process
    • What Evidence Is Sound Evidence?
  • Demand That Project Sponsors Work Backward From a Desired Health Cost or Quality Outcome, Demonstrating a Tight Causal Chain That Includes All Success Criteria
    • What You Need to See in a Project Proposal
  • Require That Actionable KPIs Be in Place, Tracked and Used to Determine the Success or Failure of all Projects
    • What to Measure
    • How to Measure

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