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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Hospital Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting hospitals and the inherent opportunities and risks.
  • Assess how your team is positioned from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights to help you update your IT strategy.
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Hospital Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Hospital Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.
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Hospital IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Hospital Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.

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Hospital Interoperability Report

  • The benefits of multiple healthcare providers exchanging a patient’s data have been known for some time – and central to sharing patient data is system interoperability.
  • Learn about interoperability and how it affects both your organization and IT specifically, with expert assistance to update your IT strategy.
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Hospital Privacy, Confidentiality & Security Report

  • Regulation is central to healthcare provision. From the application of patient care through to the payment of insurance claims, protecting the privacy of patient data is fundamental.
  • Continuing security threats can undermine the best-laid plans and find weaknesses that can be exploited.
  • It is critical to keep IT systems and data safe as a number one priority, and this trend analysis will provide you with key insights to assist your IT team to effectively meet these threats.
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Hospital Innovation Report

  • Hospital administrative and practitioner staff are calling for innovation from IT – in particular, telehealth, which has become necessary in the age of COVID-19 – but also biosensors, digital assistants, and point-of-care diagnostics.
  • Yet obstacles exist for Hospital CIOs as they are often not seen as innovators by doctors and medical staff.
  • Learn how to advance innovation in your hospital.

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Benchmarking Report: A Cross-Industry Comparison of IT Stakeholder Satisfaction

  • Every industry has unique characteristics that can hamper progress or facilitate success in satisfying IT stakeholders. Reimagine your strategy by shifting the definition of who your peers really are.
  • Discover which industries achieve high stakeholder satisfaction across 13 core IT services.
  • Learn the characteristics that different industries have that can help or hinder IT success.
  • Understand what your industry has in common with others that you can leverage to improve stakeholder satisfaction and overcome your own institutional barriers.
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Hospital IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their stakeholders are unsatisfied with the quality of service they’re receiving from IT.
  • While Healthcare IT is generally meeting the needs of the business, training of end users in technology, IT security, IT capacity, and shadow IT are ongoing challenge areas.
  • Understand important common focus areas to address, and gain insights into how your team aligns to other Healthcare IT teams.
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Hospital IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business. Healthcare IT staffing is stretched thin.
  • While Healthcare IT is keeping the lights on quite well, there is little opportunity to lead, innovate, or plan for the long term.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical information to understand how to position your IT team to be more strategic.
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Hospital IT Management & Governance Benchmarking Report

  • Understanding your IT team’s perception of what’s important and how well they’re doing is central to identifying strengths, weaknesses, and potential misalignments with business priorities and expectations.
  • Learn about how IT departments in your industry assess the importance and effectiveness of 45 IT processes to gauge your own alignment and identify select processes for targeted improvement.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Navigate Zero-Trust Security in Healthcare

Achieving zero-trust is an iterative process that involves a range of capabilities and requires all stakeholders to be committed to improving a healthcare organization’s security culture. Use Info-Tech’s approach to:

  • Understand what zero-trust is and how its principles can be applied to your organization.
  • Learn about how healthcare IT teams are approaching security initiatives and why they are choosing to prioritize zero-trust as a framework to secure their technology assets.
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Hospital Clinical Decision Support Systems Report

  • Treating a patient over the course of their life generates a tremendous amount of information and this can sometimes lead to suboptimal care if essential patient care data is not available.
  • Learn about what CDSS is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space and see how CDSS can transform your IT strategy and the ability to deliver it.
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Hospital Electronic Health Records Report

  • The concept of electronic health records (EHR) is not new, yet adoption has moved slowly due to fears over protection of patient privacy and security.
  • While the benefits of data sharing and the associated innovations have been clear for some time, the defining need hasn’t – until COVID-19 changed everything.
  • Gain key insights about features of EHR, top vendors, and how to implement this critical technology in your hospital.
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Hospital Patient Management Systems Report

  • While excellent patient care and optimal outcomes are the number one goal for any healthcare provider, the amount of administrative work in support of these services, especially heightened by the COVID-19 crisis, can be overwhelming.
  • Patient management systems (PMS) serve to digitize/further digitize and optimize these administrative processes. Get insights on how you, as CIO, can lead this transformation.
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Select an Electronic Health Record

  • Leverage Info-Tech’s comprehensive three-phase approach to EHR selection projects: assess your organization’s preparedness to go into the selection stage. Our knowledgebase is derived from thousands of hours advising with health care institutions across the globe.
  • Selection of the right tool is a critical step in delivering a safer, faster, and more meaningful experience for all players in the health care environment.
  • Enable IT to be a trusted partner in EHR selection, while health care professionals will own the requirements and be involved from the beginning.
  • Understand where the EHR market is going. Avoid paving the cow path with Info-Tech’s vendor feature-set-based approach to understanding the art of the possible for EHR.
  • Take advantage of traceable and auditable selection tools to run an effective evaluation and selection process. Be prepared to answer the retroactive question “Why this EHR?” with documentation of your selection process and outputs.

Latest Hospitals Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Security Governance, Strategy, or Management: What’s the Difference? – A Practical Guide for Healthcare Providers

Date published

October 4, 2022

Author:
  • Logan Rohde

In cybersecurity governance, management, and strategy are three terms that often occur together or are used interchangeably with each other. While the three terms are related, they are different things. Understanding the difference is especially important for healthcare providers, given the high number of data breaches in the industry.

Healthcare, Meet Doxware – Ransomware’s Hostile Cousin

Date published

October 4, 2022

Author:
  • Logan Rohde

Most organizations are aware that ransomware is a threat to their operations. But doxware has received less attention and is expected to become an increasingly prevalent issue – especially for the healthcare industry. Doxware demands a ransom to recover encrypted data, but threatens to release the stolen data publically.

Don’t RaaS Me, Man: A Warning for Healthcare Providers

Date published

October 4, 2022

Author:
  • Logan Rohde

Ransomware is not a new threat, but it is becoming more technologically sophisticated and easier to use via ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) platforms, which provide prebuilt ransomware kits to those who don’t know how to code their own malware, making it really easy to enter the world of cybercrime.

How to Treat the Cloud File Sharing Virus

Date published

October 19, 2021

Author:
  • John Sloan

Healthcare is the fastest growing industry vertical for enterprise file synch and share services such as Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive. If you are trying to determine if these should be used in your hospital, you are too late. They are just too darned easy.

Healthcare: Advice From the COVID-19 Roundtable

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • Jennifer Jones

On March 25, 2020, Info-Tech led a COVID-19 Virtual Roundtable for Healthcare IT leaders. The focus of this roundtable was to address the top concerns for IT professionals working in the healthcare industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The roundtable was designed to facilitate an engaged conversation framed by three broad topics: Now in Crisis, Continuing in Crisis, and Crisis Resolved.

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