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Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management, 3rd Edition by John P. Glaser, Frances W. Lee, Karen A. Wager

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CHAPTER 13

IT Alignment and Strategic Planning

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • To be able to understand the importance of an IT strategic plan.
  • To review the components of the IT strategic plan.
  • To be able to understand the processes for developing an information technology strategy.
  • To be able to discuss the challenges of developing an IT strategy.

Information technology (IT) investments serve to advance organizational performance. These investments should enable the organization to reduce costs, improve service, enhance the quality of care, and, in general, achieve its strategic objectives. The goal of IT alignment and strategic planning is to ensure a strong and clear relationship between IT investment decisions and the health care organization's ...

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