Gartner Research

Healthcare Provider CIOs Should Quickly Advance to a Bimodal IT Model

Published: 17 February 2017

ID: G00324268

Analyst(s): Vi Shaffer


Healthcare provider CIOs are entering a period of rapidly expanding opportunities for IT innovation, but are often buried in the complexities of post-EHR IT operations. The bimodal IT model can help stimulate innovation.

Table Of Contents


  • Healthcare Bimodal IT Early Adopters Report Positive Results
  • Recommendations
    • Adopt the Gartner Bimodal IT Model, Which Is Well-Suited to the Healthcare Environment
    • Target Mode 2 Efforts Toward Clinician and Patient Engagement, Looking for Solutions With Great User Experience and Relative Ease of Adoption, Especially Mobility Apps
    • Collaborate With CMIOs in Creating a Bimodal "Office of the CIO" Leadership Team and Mindset
    • Extend Mode 2 Leadership Deeper Into Supporting Enterprise-Scale Medical Innovations: Telemedicine/Virtual Care, Genomics/Precision Medicine and 3D Printing
  • Conclusion

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