IT Strategic Planning Needs To Be Fully Integrated
Challenges in technology to meet enterprise needs in 2013 and expectations
As health care organizations (HCOs) work feverishly to adopt a comprehensive Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in order to meet regulatory requirements and avoid further loss of reimbursement funding, we are faced with two underlying technology challenges that will allow us to truly realize the benefit of these investments:
• Data Analytics: We are still ramping up the tools and skills to move beyond understanding what has happened in our organizations to predicting what might happen and what we should do about it.
The areas in business environment where solutions do not yet exist or not up to the mark, and which if existed, would've made job easier
Tools to effectively support clinically integrated networks and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). We need better ways to aggregate and share data between HCOs.
Manner in which data is used to head off problems and complications before they happen
Technology trends impacting enterprise business environment
My roles and responsibilities as a CIO
Lessons learned and advice for fellow CIOs
Keeping everyone abreast of what is happening in IT and what changes are coming, are crucial not only for the successful adoption of technology but for the organizations understanding of you and your departments value. Develop a communications and marketing plan for your department as you would your own business. This will pay off both in good will and the support needed to transform your organization through the innovative use of technology