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Hospital Industry Reference Architecture

Capability maps, value streams, and strategy maps for hospitals.

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  • Healthcare organizations operate in an interconnected web of products and service providers that create opportunities for people to have healthy lives.
  • The cross-integration of healthcare is driven by the complexity required to maintain good health. Healthcare payers such as insurance companies and government institutions often pay for a portion of or all products and services. Healthcare providers offer their expertise to patients to promote health and manage health challenges. Finally, both providers and patients use healthcare products to manage health.
  • Hospital leadership requires a unified and validated view of healthcare business capabilities. This view helps CIOs and healthcare leadership accelerate the strategy design process and align initiatives, investments, and strategy.
  • The business and IT often focus on a project, ignoring the holistic impact and value of an overarching value stream and business capability view.

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Critical Insight

  • Using an industry-specific reference architecture is central, and has many benefits, to organizational priorities. It’s critical to understanding, modeling, and communicating the operating environment and the direction of the organization, but more significantly, to enabling measurable top-line organizational outcomes and the unlocking of direct value.

Impact and Result

  • Demonstrate the value of IT’s role in supporting your hospital's capabilities while highlighting the importance of proper alignment between organizational and IT strategies.
  • Apply reference architecture techniques such as strategy maps, value streams, and capability maps to design usable and accurate blueprints of your hospital operations.
  • Assess your initiatives and priorities to determine if you are investing in the right capabilities. Conduct capability assessments to identify opportunities and to prioritize projects.

Hospital Industry Reference Architecture Research & Tools

1. Accelerate the strategy design process

Leverage a validated view of the hospital's business capabilities to realize measurable top-line business outcomes and unlock direct value.

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Capability maps, value streams, and strategy maps for hospitals.

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What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Guided Implementation 1: Build your organization’s capability map
  • Call 1: Introduce Info-Tech’s industry reference architecture methodology.

Guided Implementation 2: Use business capabilities to define strategic focus
  • Call 1: Define and create value streams.
  • Call 2: Model level 1 business capability maps.
  • Call 3: Map value streams to business capabilities.
  • Call 4: Model level 2 business capability maps.

Guided Implementation 3: Assess key capabilities for planning priorities
  • Call 1: Create a strategy map.
  • Call 2: Introduce Info-Tech's capability assessment framework.

Guided Implementation 4: Adopt capability-based strategy planning
  • Call 1: Review capability assessment map(s).
  • Call 2: Discuss and review prioritization of key capability gaps and plan next steps.


Jennifer Jones

Search Code: 97686
Last Revised: September 29, 2021

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