The current literature is replete with information on the value of information technology in healthcare. As the industry further seeks achievement of safe quality care, cost control, access, HIT enhancement or new projects must be aligned with organizational strategic planning and demand of external environment. HIT governance has an important role in addressing alignment between strategic IT, organizational strategic planning, and the external environments.
Develop ten questions that will evaluate the alignment of IT projects with organizational strategic planning and external environment. Explain the intent of each question for evaluating HIT alignment with strategic planning and external environment.
Interview a senior healthcare leader of a local healthcare facility and ask about his or her IT governance and his or her roles and responsibilities and effectiveness.
Finally, ask the senior healthcare leader using the ten questions that you developed and evaluate his or her HIT alignment. Also, evaluate his or her responses if there is an alignment with HIT strategies, strategic planning, and external environment.