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U.S. Healthcare Payer CIOs: Think Like CFOs to Get IT Project Funding

Published: 21 February 2019

ID: G00382409

Analyst(s): Bryan Cole


Payer CFOs’ laser beam focus on financial returns can starve their organizations of the technology investments they need to grow. Healthcare payer CIOs should get their IT projects funded using a better financial vocabulary and an approach that orders financial gains from immediate to long-term.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Rung 0: Establish the Status Quo as an Untenable Nonoption
  • Rung 1: Justify IT Spending With a One-Year Payback to Solve a Burning Problem
  • Rung 2: Layer Operational and Maintenance Savings to Reinforce Your Justification
  • Rung 3: Consolidate CFO Support by Tamping Down Long-Term ROI

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