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Healthcare Payer CIOs Take Cost Optimization Ideas to the Business

Published: 24 February 2017

ID: G00322563

Analyst(s): Brad Holmes , Bryan Cole , Jeff Cribbs , Constance Sjoquist


U.S. healthcare payer CIOs need to free up IT budget for IT innovation to succeed in 2017. This insight and advice will inform CIOs modernizing their administrative systems how to sell cost optimization proposals based on the ultimate value to business stakeholders.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Centralize, Consolidate, Modernize, Integrate and Standardize Technologies
  • Invest in Bimodal and Instigate Its Use, Not Only Within the IT Organization, but Across the Business Areas Where Shadow IT Is Most Prevalent
  • Use Gartner Toolkits to Develop a Formal Cloud Strategy and Evaluate the Relative Costs of Cloud Deployments
  • Apply Existing Technologies in More Creative and Purpose-Driven Ways to Expensive Operations to Yield Innovative Improvements and Cost Savings

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