1st Edition

IT Governance in Hospitals and Health Systems

By Roger Kropf, Guy Scalzi Copyright 2012
    122 Pages
    by HIMSS Publishing

    122 Pages
    by HIMSS Publishing

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    Without a governance structure, IT at many hospitals and healthcare systems is a haphazard endeavor that typically results in late, over-budget projects and, ultimately, disparate systems. IT Governance in Hospitals and Health Systems offers a practical "how to" in creating an information technology governance process that ensures the IT projects supporting a hospital or health systems' strategy are completed on-time and on-budget.

    The authors define and describe IT governance as it is currently practiced in leading healthcare organizations, providing step-by-step guidance of the process to readers can replicate these best practices at their own hospital or health system. The book provides an overview of what IT governance is and why it is important to healthcare organizations.

    In addition, the book examines keys to IT governance success, as well as common mistakes to avoid; governance processes, workflows and project management; and the important roles that staff, a board of directors and committees play. Special features in the book include case studies from hospitals and health systems that have successfully developed an effective IT governance structure for their organization.

    What Is IT Governance and Why Is It Important, Keys to Successful IT Governance, Committee Structure, Governance Processes and Workflows, IT Governance and Project Management, Case Study: IT Governance at East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA, Case Study: Governance at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, Brewer, ME, Case Study: Governance at Saint Luke’s Health System, Kansas City, MO.


    Roger Kropf PhD is a Professor in the Health Policy and Management Program at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Guy Scalzi MBA is a principal at Aspen Advisors, a professional services firm that helps healthcare organidasations enhance procersses and streamline operations through stratetgic and effective use of technology.