Aligning the IT Strategy with the Organization’s Strategy

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 healthcare organization’s overall strategies, goals, and objectives. For example, an organization’s decision to implement a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system with clinical decision support could reflect an organizational strategy of improving the safety of patient care.

Strategic IT Planning Objectives

The IT strategic planning ...

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