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The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizations, Third Edition by John P. Glaser, Claudia Salzberg

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Chapter 1

An Overview of Strategy

Strategy, as an art, science, and practice, has been a centerpiece of management and information technology (IT) literature and discussion for many years and will remain a major management concern for the foreseeable future. Effective strategies are key determinants of organizational performance, but developing effective strategies is difficult. A plethora of issues and approaches to assist in strategy formation have been developed over the years (Collis and Rukstad, 2008).

In this chapter we discuss the nature of strategy and the different ways in which we should apply strategy to IT in health care. The chapter will specifically present the following topics:

  • Definition of strategy
  • Need for IT strategy
  • Areas ...

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