Efforts to materially improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care will require a foundation of health information technology (IT). This book attempts to advance our ability to establish this foundation.
The book focuses on strategy and is directed to the provider organization. Strategies are needed in several areas. Defining and establishing sound application portfolios, infrastructure investments, data management practices, and information technology staff organization and competencies require strategies. Strategies are also needed to ensure the organization has the necessary overall information technology competencies in areas such as change management and IT governance.
Developing sound strategies in these areas can ...