New PDF release: The Strategic Application of Information Technology in

By John P. Glaser, Claudia Salzberg

ISBN-10: 0470639415

ISBN-13: 9780470639412

This re-creation of The Strategic program of knowledge know-how in overall healthiness Care agencies deals a peerless consultant for health and wellbeing care leaders to appreciate info expertise (IT) strategic making plans and implementation. jam-packed with illustrative case stories, the booklet explores the hyperlink among total method and data expertise method. It discusses organizational features, reminiscent of switch administration, that experience an impression on an organization's total IT effectiveness, and a variety of IT process matters. The e-book covers rising tendencies akin to custom-made drugs; service-oriented structure; the ramification of alterations in care supply types, and the IT concepts essential to aid public health.

"Health info know-how occasionally masquerades as an lead to itself. the truth is that it's a ability to an finish, an enabler of the strategic objectives of healthiness care corporations. This quantity reminds us that shaping IT process and implementation to an organization's objectives is the foremost to producing either fiscal returns and more secure deal with sufferers. you don't want an engineer to appreciate tips on how to use IT to strengthen a wellbeing and fitness care organization's strategic time table. you simply have to learn this book."— Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, president of health and wellbeing Futures, Inc.

"In this time of future health care reform, not anything is extra entrance and middle than healthiness IT. This booklet is an outstanding blueprint for the longer term, with a spotlight at the crucial measures of luck for any process implementation." — Stephanie Reel, MBA, vice provost for info know-how and leader info officer, The Johns Hopkins University

"In this e-book, the authors solution the query that each healthiness care chief might be asking: How will we unencumber the promise of health and wellbeing info know-how and essentially reshape our industry?

This is a must-read for everyone who desires to enhance American overall healthiness care." — David Brailer, MD, PhD, chairman of future health Evolution Partners

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However, alignment does assume the organization believes it has a reasonable ability to achieve desired IT gains. The Limitations of Alignment Although alignment is important, it will not guarantee effective application of IT. Planning methodologies and effective use of vectors cannot, by themselves, overcome weaknesses in other factors that can significantly diminish the likelihood that IT investments will lead to improved organization performance. These weaknesses include poor relationships between IT staff and the rest of the organization, incompetent leadership, weak financial conditions, and ill-conceived IT governance mechanisms.

Often there is not enough money to pay for all the desired IT initiatives, and some initiatives with high and moderate scores will be deferred or eliminated as projects. The final plan, including timelines and budgets, will become the basis for assessing progress throughout the year. Overall, a core role of the organization’s chief information officer is to work with the rest of the leadership team to develop the process that leads to alignment and strategic linkage. Once all is said and done, the alignment process should produce these results: • An inventory of the IT initiatives that will be undertaken.

Today ATMs are a stay-in-business expense borne by all banks and distinguishing none of them. In health care, an organization that is in the process of implementing an EHR must understand there will be a day when that implementation is done and when most organizations have an EHR. What then? An organization could argue it will worry about evolution when the day comes that it needs to do so. However, it is useful to anticipate evolution so that steps can be taken today that will enhance the organization’s ability to capitalize on that future.

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