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Healthcare Provider CIOs: Use Enterprise Architecture to Navigate the Digital Real-Time Health System Era Ahead

Published: 23 February 2018

ID: G00350317

Analyst(s): Mike Jones , Gregg Pessin


As the healthcare provider CIO role grows more critical to enterprise success, the technology environment grows more challenging to manage. Enterprise architecture has become the critical capability for CIOs to harness the full value-creating potential of IT and digital technology.

Table Of Contents


  • Why an EA Practice for Healthcare?
  • EA: The CIO's Partner for the RTHS
  • What's In It for You, the CIO?
  • Recommendations
    • Institute or Elevate an EA Practice Centered on a Business Outcome Approach
    • Create Enterprise-Level Strategies That Focus on the Desired Future State of an RTHS-Enabled Organization
    • Monitor and Course Correct the EA Practice
    • Create an EA Department Roadmap With Milestones

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