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Best Practices for Major IT Integration Planning During Healthcare Provider M&A

Published: 08 February 2019

ID: G00374313

Analyst(s): Rich Ross

Summary

Healthcare providers continue to leverage mergers and acquisitions as the quickest path to build scale, increase market share and grow revenue in the current industry environment. Healthcare provider CIOs should leverage these four best practices to ensure a successful M&A IT integration.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • Healthcare Provider M&As Present Risks to HDO CIOs
  • HDO CIOs Can Best Manage IT Success Factors in the Integration Planning Phase

Analysis

  • Create the Right IT Integration Planning Team
    • Pay Attention to Major IT Gaps
    • Assign the Best Senior IT Executive to Lead the Team
  • Include IT Contract Analysis With Application Rationalization Planning
    • Partner With Procurement to Assess IT Contracts
    • Assess Both Organizations’ Privacy and Security Postures
  • Prioritize Healthcare Master Data Integration
  • Don’t Rush to Consolidate EHR Platforms
    • Assess a Sustain-and-Share Approach That Looks Beyond the EHR

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